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Cost And Causes Of Flooded Basements

Basements are an essential part of any home. If your street experiences torrential rain, or Mother Nature's opens up her skies, the water levels could rise. If your basement floods you are going to need to know where the water came from and how much it is going to cost to repair.

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The Ultimate Guide for Basement Moisture Control

It is important to explore all options when the health and safety of your family relies upon keeping your basement free from moisture. It begins with some easy and quick DIY fixes, but you still might find the moisture to be persistently problematic. Then what? The help of a professional ventilation system will be your best option. Totally Basements encourages you to follow the proper steps to reducing moisture while achieving that fresh (breathable) air!

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A Better Basement

Increasingly, New Jersey homeowners are remodeling the subterranean level recognizing the feeling of escape and promise of a good time that a transformed basement brings. The basement often has a lot of square footage that isn't being maximized, so it makes sense that more homeowners are spending remodeling dollars to spruce up this space. Basements of today have everything from guest suites to workout spaces, saunas, wine storage, music rooms, theater seating, wet bars, fireplaces and arcade games. Here are some things to think about when considering a basement remodel:

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Soundproofing Basement Ceilings

If you want to block noise from traveling upstairs or downstairs, there is something you can do. Here's how — and how much it costs — to soundproof your ceilings and floors.

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Ideas and Tips for Finishing a Basement Ceiling

Finishing your basement ceiling instantly turns your basement into a warmer, more comfortable living space. Here are some smart ways to finish your basement ceiling, making it possible to have a nice, smooth, uninterrupted ceiling.

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10 Tips for a Smooth Home Remodel

Follow these 10 tips when you embark on an exciting home remodeling project!

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Remodeling Ideas

You want to change the look and feel of your house, but you also want your remodeling job to look fresh for a number of years and complement the existing features of your home. How do you choose the right project and design for you and your family?

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Remodeling Investments

If you want to increase the size of your home, the answer lies right beneath your feet. Remodeling basement space is a good way to gain living area without building an addition, and it's a good investment. Basement remodeling offers a high return on your investment — 69% — and it adds valuable living space without increasing the footprint of your home.

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Basement Flooring Ideas: How to Choose the Right Surface

Choosing the right flooring has different rules in a basement than it does in other rooms; if you make the wrong selection, it could be potentially disastrous. That's why we've laid the groundwork to give you the best basement flooring ideas for your basement.

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Home Theater Lighting Ideas

If a home theater installation or redesign is on your agenda, you'll want to explore home theater lighting ideas to ensure that your entertainment space has plenty of adjustable, ambient lighting. You'll have plenty of choices when it comes to home theater lighting.

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Home Theater Design Ideas

Home theaters have become more commonplace in recent years, whether tucked away in the basement of a cozy bungalow or as an elaborate wing of a palatial estate. These custom entertainment spaces can add to a home's enjoyment factor, not to mention its resale value. If you're considering adding one to your home, you'll want to browse some home theater design ideas for inspiration.

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Designing Your Home Theater

Den. Basement. Living room. Garage. You'd be surprised how easy it can be to transform these boring spaces into the kind of home theater that'll make you the envy of the neighborhood. All you need is a great TV, the perfect speaker arrangement and the right extras for the ultimate viewing experience.

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Hiring A Remodeler

Few home improvement projects generate excitement, suspense, and uncertainty quite like remodeling - and for good reason. A beautifully remodeled interior can improve your quality of life and, in some cases, increase the value of your home. On the other hand, a shoddy build could mean years of dissatisfaction, not to mention thousands of wasted dollars.

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The Wonder of Wine Cellars

Traditionally, wine cellars have been relegated to basements, and often consisted of nothing more than floor-to-ceiling wine rack set up in its own little room. These days, the wine cellar is undergoing a bit of a renaissance.

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Building A Home Theater System

Do an image search for "home theater" and you'll see photo after photo of huge, lavish theaters with seating for up to twenty (or more!) and giant screens. These ideals are every tech geek's dream, but let's face it; most of us don't have the money or space.

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9 Remodeling Mistakes

Basements once were the second-class level of a home, a place where some families hung out, but not as a first choice. And home owners rarely spent a lot of money to fix them up. But necessity may be the mother of invention as more home owners have seen the basement as underutilized square footage that can be improved, and for less than adding to an upper level.

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Choosing Your Basements Flooring

When selecting a basement flooring, the primary aim should be towards the use of the flooring. Ask yourself, do you want to use the basement as a family room, or a storage room? So, note down the function of your basement, and then accordingly select the basement flooring. Every type of basement flooring has its pros and cons.

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Top 5 Reasons To Get A TV Wall Mount

TV wall mounts continue to offer the easiest way to install a flat panel TV by hanging on a wall or other suitable surface, providing a professional look that quickly gets noticed. But there is a lot more to wall mounting a TV than just show. If you have been weighing the pros and cons of using a TV wall mount for your flat screen TV, here are the top 5 reasons to get one.

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Bathroom Remodeling

Before you call a professional plumber, tiler, construction contractor or before you start a DIY project to remodel your bathroom, it can be helpful to stop for a minute and consider the sort of things you might need to do. Remodeling a bathroom will involve plumbing, carpentry and painting as well as heavy lifting in some cases.

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