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62 Finished Basement Ideas (Photos)

I love basements. For me, it’s all bonus space. Plus, it’s usually the coolest space in the house temperature-wise. It’s also casual and for me comfortable. While I prefer a walk-out basement with windows, I’m fine if the entire thing is submerged underground. Below is our extensive collection of basement design ideas (photos). Related: Basement …

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25 of the Best White Paint Color Options for Finished Basements

Many homeowners need more living space. Some add an enclosed porch or deck, but one of the best ways to optimize space may be right below you, your basement. Today, basements are used for much more than just storage space. Here are some ideas: Craft, dance or photography studio Home office Playroom Game room Sports …

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24 of the Best Green Paint Color Options for Finished Basements

If you have a basement, consider yourself lucky! You have a great place to gather, make your own man cave or turn into an extra bedroom. Many people rely on this extra space for a laundry room or to store extra items that aren’t used all the time. Even if you need to use some …

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25 of the Best Beige Paint Color Options for Finished Basements

If you have a basement, you have a bonus room in your home that can be used in a variety of different ways. Instead of using your basement as a storage place for seasonal clothes and holiday decorations, you can actually add a space that can be enjoyed by family and friends. If you finish …

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25 of the Best Blue Paint Color Options for Finished Basements

What color should you paint your basement? Here are 25 beautiful blue paints for your consideration. Basements aren’t just dark storage caves for stuff that won’t fit in closets upstairs. More and more basements are being used as media rooms, playrooms, offices, and spare bedrooms. It is more and more common to see basements with …

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25 Tricks to Make Your Basement Look Luxurious (Without Spending a Fortune)

Does your basement’s man cave resemble a real cave: gloomy, moist, and filled with half-seen objects that you trip over? Is the spare bedroom down there the place where you exile in-laws that you don’t get along with? Maybe your basement is just a strong contender for the ‘Most Boring Room in Your House’ awards. …

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What is the Average Finished Basement Size in the USA?

If ever there was an “ugly little brother” when it comes to the rooms of a house, it’s the basement. After all, how many basements has anyone ever seen that were really a useable, functional, and presentable room in the house? More often than not, a basement usually resembles a garage, with lots of unusable corners, complete …

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Is a Vapor Barrier Necessary in a Basement?

I was mortified! I had never really noticed it, because, well, I suppose I don’t spend enough time cleaning my baseboards. My mother-in-law was in town, sleeping over in the guest room. She “accidentally” knocked her purse over behind the nightstand and noticed what I think was the last thing I would have ever had …

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Pros and Cons of Basement Ceiling Insulation

Do you know how lucky you are? If you’re reading this article, you probably own a home with a basement. Not all houses have basements. While they are common in the northeastern and Midwestern parts of the United States, they are fairly rare in the south and along the coasts. There are many reasons for …

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How Does a Sump Pump Work in a Basement?

The modern pump is not a new invention, and it is amazing how much pumps have changed and adapted over the years to meet different needs. Technically, the first pump was probably the shadoof made by ancient Egyptians to raise water, The Archimedean screw pump from 200 BC is still considered one of the greatest inventions of …

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Cellar vs. Basement vs. Crawl Space – How Are Each Different?

Some might remember your great-grandparents referring to the “cellar.” They stored their fresh fruits and vegetables, their wines and liquors, and various other things there. Most grew up thinking a cellar and basement were interchangeable. It turns out we’ve mistaken three subterranean areas for something else. The cellar, basement, and crawl space all represent the …

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11 of the Best Basement Flooring Options

If you’re looking to improve your home by installing new flooring in your basement, you will need to find out more information about the best options available to you. It’s important to remember that reflooring your basement is a trickier challenge than reflooring the rest of your home, because of the fact that mold and …

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80 Man Cave Ideas that Will Blow Your Mind (Photos)

Welcome to our epic man cave design gallery where you can check out 100’s of different man cave ideas and features including sports themes, bars, game rooms, amazing TV areas, billiards tables and more. Browse all designs below or filter your search with the checkboxes to the right. We add new man caves all the …

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12 Different Types of Basement Ceilings

When it comes to finishing the basement ceiling, most homeowners think of two options, drywall or dropped ceiling. The latter is a cheaper option and is easy to install since it doesn’t require a lot of tools. On the other hand, you will need help to install a drywall ceiling. With the popularity of the …

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Basement Design Statistics

We analyzed thousands of basements and put together a pile of statistics set out below. Basically, the statistics set out the percentage of home entries that have various features, colors and attributes. Related: Home Office Ideas | Bathroom Design Statistics | Kitchen Design Statistics Basement Style Statistics Common Traditional 37.34% Contemporary 20.37% Transitional 16.81% Modern …

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DIY: How To Make A Man Cave In The Basement Or Garage

Source: Fix.com Welcome to our guide to crafting your very own man cave out of a finished basement or garage! We love the idea of man caves and have grown to appreciate them further, as the concept has evolved into more ambitious rec room designs. In the past, the idea of a man cave conjured images of …

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Custom Finished Basement Rec Room Created by Drury Design

We are excited to present a closer look at another Drury Design creation from our gallery of 13 Diverse Family Rooms from the Drury Design Collection. This room came from humble beginnings, as a 2,000 square foot open and unfinished space. Drury Design transformed the room into a contemporary lodge oasis, complete with a bar, an entertaining area, a game room, …

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