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Basement Finishing Dos and Don'ts

Blog series by CyFree consisting of 2 parts so far

Part 1: Introduction - Waterproofing

02-18-2011 07:15 PM by CyFree | 1 comment »

I am starting a series in this blog, which will run for the next few weeks, concerning proper ways of finishing a basement from start to finishing: things you should do, things you should avoid and why. I began writing it as a single article, but there was so much to cover that it became quite an extensive chunk of text. unsuitable for a single blog post. Thus, I decided to break it down in small posts, this way we can cover and, hopefully, discuss each topic. And here’s my first ...

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Part 2: Planning and Getting Help

02-21-2011 09:04 PM by CyFree | 1 comment »

Don’t start without a plan Start with writing down some ideas. What do you want your new basement to be? Roughly measure the area. Draw your basement in a piece of paper or use a free online tool like the floorplan.com and play around with ways of dividing it and even placing furniture. Do you need an egress window? Will people sleep in it? How will it be lit? How many appliances or electronics will you run in the basement? Where will you locate the power outlets? The clearer is the p...

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