Basement Ideas That Work
Creative Design Solutions for your HomeBook - 2007
How do you turn your basement into the place to be? You transform it from a cramped, musty space to terrific rooms your family members will want to be in. No more dreaded trips to put in a load of laundry in a dark, dank locale or retrieve something from gloomy, cavernous storage. Instead, you'll enter a warm, welcome family room, a cozy home office, or a slick gym.
For the motivation to pull these basement renovations off, look to Basement Ideas That Work. Filled with practical and budget-friendly advice, Basement Ideas That Work not only helps you to get more enjoyment from your home, but increases its value in a single leap -- a finished basement reportedly earns an average of 90% of its remodeling cost back at resale.
Massachusetts-based Jeswald has some 30 years of experience as a builder and designer of both residential and commercial projects, and is the author of two prior books on home improvement topics. His latest text offers homeowners a practical guide to basement remodeling to achieve the most effective use of a basement space. Coverage includes an overview of key features to consider, including stairs, lighting, flooring, walls, ceilings, windows, and doors; considerations during the planning phase; and options for creating gathering spaces, activity spaces, and private spaces. Illustrated throughout with color photographs. Oversize: 9x10.5". Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Finding extra living space without adding on might be only a flight of stairs away. Homeowners with a basement have the unique opportunity to turn unused space into a great living space--all without adding on extra square footage to their homes. This resource shows them how to do it.