Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Basement Remodeling Ideas On A Budget

Don't Skimp on Lighting

A dim basement is a real turnoff, which means you'll need more fittings than you've got elsewhere. Cans broadcast light in a cone shape that is wider at

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Preserve Space for Play

• Game tables consume up a lot of square footage. For a little pool table (3 1/2 Feet by 7 feet), then you will need a clear space at least 11 1/2 feet wide by 14 1/2 Feet long to playif you purchase. A tournament-size pool table (4 1/2 Feet by 9 feet) along with a 5-by-9 Ping-Pong table needs even more room. Think about skipping a single-activity table, unless you're positive you will use it a lot.

Four Simple Things to Have About When It's Done

2. A cell-phone signal booster so that you can take and make calls below level.

Finishing Foundation Walls: Insulated Stud Walls

How it's done: It's the tried-and-true traditional method: A vapor barrier and rigid-foam insulating material are laid over base walls, followed by a stud frame and drywall. Watch a video of Tom Silva using this method.

Secrets to Success for Construction Basement Walls

Fix moisture issues first, then follow our pro suggestions on methods and materials.

Banish mold--ban standard drywall

It absolutely doesn't belong below grade; mould can grow on the paper coating, as well as the gypsum center can crumble. Attempt USG's Sheetrock Brand Mold Tough Gypsum Panels or Georgia-Pacific's nonpaper-faced DensArmor Plus High-Performance Interior Panels. Both got the highest scores on a standard laboratory test for mould resistance.

Need a Hung Ceiling for Plumbing Accessibility?

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Will You Need More Headroom?

Several codes call for 7 days to 71/2 feet of clearance. If you don't have that height, then you may be able to dig out and lower the floor, but it is a complex, job that is expensive. If the issue might be solved by transferring pipes and ducts ask your contractor.

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