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What is the Difference Between Basement Remodeling & Basement Finishing?

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Tips for Finishing Your Basement in 2022

by Joe Ellis / January 17, 2022

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Are you thinking about finishing your basement in 2022? Get tips about the latest trends and ideas for the basement renovation of your dreams. Tips for Finishing Your Basement in 2022 With a new year comes new trends. Just like the clothes on the runways change, so do basement designs. So, what is coming in…

Designing a Kid-Friendly Basement Playroom

by Joe Ellis / January 10, 2022

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Are you looking to create a kid-friendly finished basement but aren’t sure where to start? Explore our tips for designing a kid-friendly basement playroom. Designing a Kid-Friendly Basement Playroom Having a space dedicated to your kids and all their toys sounds very appealing to every parent. A playroom has many elements that help make it…

Adding a Second Kitchen to Your Finished Basement

by Joe Ellis / December 3, 2021

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Designing a basement kitchen can be a helpful addition for special occasions or entertaining in your home. Learn about adding a second kitchen to your basement. Adding a Second Kitchen to Your Basement There are many benefits when to building your very own basement kitchen. Adding a second kitchen to your home may seem daunting…

Tips for Designing Your Basement Bar

by Joe Ellis / November 17, 2021

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Building a custom basement bar involves a lot of options. Explore our basement bar design tips which will help you make selections that are right for you. Most people will agree that a basement bar is always a good idea. If you enjoy entertaining family and friends, there is no better place than your very…

Read This Before Finishing Your Basement

by Joe Ellis / November 3, 2021

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If you are thinking of basement finishing, it is important to do your research. If you do not do it right the first time, you are going to have to do it again and no one wants to spend the time and/or money on the same project twice. There will be many things to consider…