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4 Basement Ceiling Myths Debunked

When picturing a standard basement, do you think of a damp and dingy room with old, dark wood paneling and horrendous drop ceilings? Well, wipe that picture from your mind, and imagine your basement becoming an extension of your home.

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How to Manage the Cost to Finish a Basement

Finishing, remodeling or renovating: While contractors might see subtle differences, all three terms describe a basement improvement project. No matter what you call it, finishing typically involves adding walls, a floor, electricity and lighting so the basement is ready for habitation.

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Basement Home Theater Ideas

Basement home theaters are increasingly common nowadays—they provide tremendous entertainment value for families, and they may even increase a home's resale price. If you consider having a home theater installed in your basement, you may just have the perfect location for your entertainment space. Check out these basement home theater ideas, and get ready to create a comfortable and stylish entertainment space in your basement.

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The Ins and Outs of Sauna Installation

The problem with building a sauna for your home is that it can cause mold and other moisture issues if the proper precautions and building methods aren't followed. It must be properly sealed, waterproofed and ventilated. If you choose to not hire a professional, it may not be worth the risk.

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Top Trends in Basement Design For 2018 (Continued)

Basement design has clearly taken over homes by storm. People are finding real creative uses for their basement, expanding their viable living space and increasing their home value in the process. The ideas are endless, and you can even put a single basement space to multiple uses as we have listed.

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Top Trends in Basement Design For 2018

In the past, basements were considered an unused and unutilized space. For many kids, it was where the scary things lived. Now all that has changed and homeowners have an increased interest in basement remodeling. Homeowners have realized that they can put this large expansive space to good use and maybe even add value to their home in the process.

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How to Turn Your Basement Into an Office

Put your Monmouth County basement to work as a productive, comfortable home office. Here are 12 tips to help you get started

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Transform Your Basement into a Fun and Colorful Kids' Playroom

It seems that kids today are all about the indoors. Adapting to this trend, many Monmouth County parents are turning towards exclusive playrooms to provide them with a dedicated space to have loads of fun. The basement can be a great location for a playroom. With a smart renovation, you can even add an adult space alongside the playroom and enjoy the new-found room along with your little ones. Here are a few tips and things to consider before you start to turn the basement into a fun playroom

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How to Turn Your Basement into a Gym Powerhouse

The biggest challenge of a workout is often just showing up. At the end of a long day, changing clothes and fighting traffic can often be enough to bring us right to the couch. If you're a victim of this struggle, it may be time to reassess your gym membership and give in to the luxury of convenience: a home gym in the basement.

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Finished Basements Raise Home Values

Monmouth County homeowners know that having extra space in your house is a valuable bonus. With careful planning you can design the perfect space that can also add resale value to your home

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Deciding Whether To Add A Bathroom In The Basement

In many homes, basements can be something of a blank slate. This area often has enough space to make it into a rec room, man cave, or other useful getaway. You may even be able to convert the entire area into living space by putting in new flooring, walls, and other features. You may also consider whether a bathroom is a useful feature for the basement. After all, there's easy access to the plumbing and a lower level bathroom saves a trip upstairs. It can also help improve the value of your home.

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6 Tips That Will Help You Choose The Right Basement Contractor In Monmouth County

Sometimes it makes more sense to hire a professional rather than handle the job alone. However, picking the wrong individuals may result in subpar work, legal problems or delays. These guidelines will assist you to pick the right basement contractors who will guarantee an excellent working relationship.

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Are Hazardous Vapors Seeping Into Basements Across the United States?

Totally Basements Of Monmouth County Highlights The Actions Needed For International Environmental Issues.

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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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