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Waterproofing Your Basement Walls: Costs and Options

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Waterproofing Your Basement Walls: Costs and Options

by Joe Ellis / June 30, 2022

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Learn more about the cost and options of waterproofing your basement walls with Finished Basements Plus What are the Costs and Options for Waterproofing Your Basement Walls? If you are debating whether you should waterproof your basement walls, the answer should be YES! Every basement is different and may require different steps to achieve your…

When is the Best Time of Year for Basement Remodeling?

by Joe Ellis / June 24, 2022

wine cellar with brick accents and wine shelving

We're often asked whether there's a certain time of year homeowners should consider finishing their basement in. The answer really depends on you because believe it or not, yes, basements (even in Michigan) can be finished during the winter. As with anything, there are pros and cons to each season of the year but many…

Do I Need to Have My Basement Waterproofed Before I Have It Finished?

by Joe Ellis / June 17, 2022

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A common question we get asked at Basements Plus is whether a basement needs to be waterproofed before it's finished or fully remodeled. Fortunately, it's an easy one for us to answer as your basement must be dry before remodeling. It is critical to have basement waterproofing measures in place before any remodeling begins. After…

What Does It Cost to Finish a Basement in Michigan?

by Adam Jensen / March 24, 2022

Northville, Michigan finished basement living room

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. What's the Cost of a Finished Basement in Michigan? The average cost to finish a basement starts around $30,000…

Calculating the Value of a Remodeled Basement

by Joe Ellis / March 22, 2022

Living room in basement with vinyl plank flooring in Canton, Michigan

Are you curious on what goes into calculating the value of a remodeled basement? Learn about all the variables that are considered to come to a final number. Calculating the Value of a Remodeled Basement You want to know your finished basement value but where do you begin? There are many factors that need to…

What is the Difference Between Basement Remodeling & Basement Finishing?

by Joe Ellis / March 14, 2022

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If you're in the market to improve the quality of your home's basement, you've probably heard a few different terms thrown around -- "basement finishing" and "basement remodeling". And if you're not familiar with the subject you might be left thinking, is there a difference between them? The main difference between basement remodeling and basement…

Basketball in the Basement: The Best Ways to Watch March Madness

by Joe Ellis / March 9, 2022

basement bar with entertainment space and seating for guests

March can only mean one thing for college basketball fans -- March Madness. It's also the perfect time of year to watch those games from a beautifully finished basement. A Basement Man Cave Worth Watching the Big Games In A basement is a blank canvas and can be turned used for a variety of different…

Maximizing Light in Your Finished Basement

by Joe Ellis / February 22, 2022

Northville, Michigan basement with warm and earthy tones and trends

Looking for the best basement lighting ideas? Maximize the light in your finished basement with our tips that will help make your space bright and livable. No one likes a dark room. The same goes for your finished basement. If you are looking to maximize the lighting in your basement, there are a different options,…

How to Choose the Best Basement Contractor

by Joe Ellis / February 17, 2022

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Looking for the best basement contractors? Here’s what you should know and what you should ask if you’re hiring a basement contractor. You have made the decision to work on your basement. Now what? One of the first things you need to do is find a contractor. Finding a reputable and knowledgeable basement contractor can…

The Best Basements to Watch a Football Game In

by Joe Ellis / February 9, 2022

Basement finished bar with led lighting in Oakland Township, Michigan

Want the best basements to watch a football game in? Get the latest tips and tricks on how to make a basement man cave worth catching the game in. The Best Basement Man Cave to Watch a Football Game In A basement is a blank canvas and can be turned into a variety of different…