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How Much Value Does a Finished Basement Add to Your Home?

by Joe Ellis / Updated: August 2, 2021

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Whether you are considering selling right now or within the next five to ten years, the decision to finish your basement is a huge one with lots of factors to consider. Two of the main factors to consider are the cost and return on investment (ROI). When looking into homes to buy or sell, each…

Styling an Exposed Basement Ceiling

by Joe Ellis / Updated: August 2, 2021

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Your ceilings are possibly one of the most underrated steps in your renovation process. Throughout the rest of your home, you aren’t walking around looking at your ceilings all day. If you did, you may trip and hurt yourself, so we would strongly advise against it. Nevertheless, when looking at each room as a whole…

Creative Ideas for a Traditional Basement

by Adam Jensen / Updated: July 13, 2021

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Perhaps you are looking at all of these trending interior designs like modern, farmhouse, rustic and the numerous combinations and thinking to yourself, “None of this fits me.” If so, that is okay. At the end of the day, this is your space. You have worked hard to own your own home and put in…

Industrial Basement Ideas

by Adam Jensen / Updated: July 13, 2021

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Are you looking to remodel your formerly unfinished basement but have a certain attachment to that unfinished basement “vibe”? Then the industrial chic design aesthetic may be the approach for you. The industrial design is based on the look and feel of old factories and industrial spaces of the past. The best part is that…

Modern Basement Ideas from Floor to Ceiling

by Adam Jensen / May 5, 2021

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One of the most popular design aesthetics is modern design. Formerly thought to be a cold, sterile design with tons of chrome and imaginary signs that screamed: "DO NOT TOUCH!" While some of those stereotypes may have some validity, the reality is that the modern style is more than that. It is a style that…

Rustic Basement Ideas from Floor to Ceiling

by Adam Jensen / April 22, 2021

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To be clear, when we say rustics basements, we aren't referring to gray concrete walls, cement floors, and minimal lighting.  We are hoping to step away from the dark, drab basements of the past. We are looking for upgrades with style with these rustic basement ideas. Rustic decor is derived from modern styles that inspire…

DIY Basement Finishing vs. Professional Contractors

by Adam Jensen / April 7, 2021

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You are finally ready to get started on finishing your basement. You are either a newer homeowner or a more seasoned homeowner that is just determined to make that next step. Are you fed up with the higher energy costs and the unpleasant look of your basement? Then, it's time to get to work! How…

What Does It Cost to Finish a Basement in Michigan?

by Adam Jensen / Updated: April 7, 2021

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One of the biggest hang-ups people have when it comes to remodeling their basement is the cost to finish a basement. It is such a hindrance that people don't finish the project or don't start altogether. The average cost to finish a basement starts around $30,000 and could cost over $200,000. At Finished Basement Plus,…

Finished Basement Laundry Room Ideas

by Adam Jensen / March 10, 2021

Possibly one of the simplest luxuries that can come with owning your own house is having your own washer and dryer. From using laundromats, apartment complexes with a simple stackable washer and dryer, or washer and dryer hook-ups to having your own washer and dryer in your own home, you have to admit it is…

Sports Basement Ideas to Showcase Your Teams

by Adam Jensen / February 22, 2021

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Are you ready for MARCH MADNESS?!?!?! Have you been thinking about a sports basement finishing project? Finished Basement Plus has been hard at work helping people to get their spaces prepared for both the past Super Bowl LV and the near future March Madness basketball (We won't ask which team you are rooting for this…