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Home Office Ideas for Your Finished Basement

by Joe Ellis / September 15, 2021

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These days, many of us are working from home and need a space to do so. Read here to learn how to turn your basement into a home office.  Finished Basement: Home Office Ideas Over the past year and a half, more and more people have transitioned to working from home. While many employees are…

5 Uses For Your Finished Basement

by Joe Ellis / September 3, 2021

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Finishing your basement gives you a ton of extra space at home. Unsure of how to use it? Check out these ideas. Having a finished basement is a great way to add value by adding another space in your home to enjoy. A finished basement includes walls, appropriate flooring, can be wired for electricity, and…

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

by Joe Ellis / July 30, 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…

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…

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 / March 24, 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,…

Top 5 Basement Design Trends for 2021

by Adam Jensen / January 27, 2021

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You have finally finished your basement, or you are about to!! (Hopefully with the help of Finished Basements Plus *winks*) Congratulations!! You have put in the time, work, and effort to transform your once unfinished basement into a new, energy-efficient, blank canvas of a space that can become any room you want. There are several…

Waterproof Your Basement Before You Finish

by Adam Jensen / October 15, 2020

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If you have a one-story home with a full basement, then that basement represents a major portion of your home's usable space. The best way to make use of this space is to finish the basement into a new, comfortable living space. But like all home improvements, a little preparation beforehand can go a long…

How Do You Build a Basement Man Cave?

by Adam Jensen / August 27, 2020

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Create that one of a kind space you have always wanted by designing a basement man cave. Has there always been a missing space in your home? Your kids have taken over the living room and your dining room is being used for home schooling? You need a place to simply relax and entertain family…

How to Finish a Basement With Low Ceilings?

by Adam Jensen / August 20, 2020

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How do I work around low ceiling heights in my basement? Lower ceiling height is a common issue in older homes that may not have been built with the intention of having the basement finished. Having a lower ceiling height does not mean you cannot finish your basement. You may just need to be a…