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25 Most Bookmarked Remodeling Guides of 2012
Seems like Houzzers couldn't get enough advice on renovating basements, kitchens, showers and even laundry rooms this year
"renovating basements, kitchens, showers and even laundry rooms this year... Remodeling has never been easy (just ask those who have lived through it), but preparing... bookmarked remodeling stories on Houzz cover it all — take a look and see if you can get... several home remodeling projects (yes, several), my best advice is to maintain your sense... my 2002 remodeling plans often as we did a small project in 2012. I know I'll use it..."
A Basement Remodel Sets the Stage for Flexible Play
Embracing change, this light-filled basement readily shifts between kids' play activities and grown-up entertaining
"light-filled basement readily shifts between kids' play activities and grown-up entertaining... walk-out basement, please. Sofas, ottomans and even storage solutions needed to shape... wanted the basement to be open and light filled, with designated areas for crafts, play... to my basement remodel. Thank you!!! is it me or does the pictures look faded as... comprehensive basements I've seen on houzz.com. Except for bedrooms and closets, the rest..."
10 Tips for Renovating Your Basement
A professional contractor shares her tips on what to consider before you commit to a basement remodel
"Remodeling a basement is no small feat. Unless you live in a newer home that's planned... potential remodel, most houses aren’t equipped with basements intended to be transformed... Renovating basements is old hat for Ventana Construction co-owner Anne Higuera. Soak up... Types of basement 1 Daylight basement 2 Look-out basement 3 Walk-up basement 4 Cellar... in the basement must be addressed. I have been in many nicely remodeled basements..."
Basement of the Week: Movies, Workouts and Billiards
Family togetherness moves to a whole other level with a remodeled basement designed to appeal to all
"with a remodeled basement designed to appeal to all... enjoy the basement. Basement at a Glance Who lives here: A couple and their children... finished basement before and may never get to do this kind of thing again, so we wanted... contemporary basement that incorporated a media room, a pool table and game area, a bar... beautiful basement! I'm curious about the statement "The remodel allowed for 8-foot... with this basement and layout. and I was just looking for basement storage organization..."
10 Tips for Decorating a Renovated Basement
Nearing the end of a basement remodel? Now comes the fun part: decorating. Follow these tips to outfit it smoothly and stylishly
"end of a basement remodel? Now comes the fun part: decorating. Follow these tips to... beginning of a basement renovation or nearing the end, it’s never too soon to start considering... dream basement you’ve been waiting for.... had a basement! The basements are all beautiful, any ideas on creating a usable basement... basement space without "finishing" it, though? Would love to see a post with pictures... their basement. What is with all the super cheap shelves? Three of these photos..."
Know Your House: The Steps in Finishing a Basement
Learn what it takes to finish a basement before you consider converting it into a playroom, office, guest room or gym
"finish a basement before you consider converting it into a playroom, office, guest room... rewarding home remodeling projects is finishing an existing basement. Even in older homes... finishing a basement can provide that extra bit of living space such as a playroom for... that your basement is a candidate for finishing. Make sure there's enough ceiling height... in a basement is overkill. Spray foam is great where air infiltration is a problem..."
Contractor Tips: Finish Your Basement the Right Way
Go underground for the great room your home has been missing. Just make sure you consider these elements of finished basement design
"Basements are tricky. These large spaces beg for a new use, but they often become... in the basement wondering if you can convert it to the room of your dreams. As the... in your basement. Take it from me, lol. Finished basements give acces to a lot of... process of remodelling our basement. I am looking to put recessed lighting in with lamps... walk-out basement or even a daylight basement, despite the fact that in true New England..."
A Gloomy Basement Lightens Up
White paint, modern furnishings and exposed beams lend a bright and airy feel to a family's renovated basement
"loftlike basement wasn't always bright and airy; it had oppressive, low ceilings and... in the basement and envisioned it as a fun family room with a more laid-back feel... between the basement and the ground floor, does sound travel from the ground floor to the... the basement more easily? Love the wood strip columns! Wow. This almost makes me... have a basement again. scarbowcow: I had the same questions, but after comparing..."
Goodnight, Irene: It's Time to Reclaim Your Basement
"of your basement and getting on with your life — plus some inspiration for making the... the basement better than it was. First, before doing anything, make sure it's safe... into your basement. Contact the local authorities, utility companies and your insurance... live in a basement. When our teenage kids chose to live in the basement for more privacy... Inspiring basement ideas - thanks Bud! Fantastic ideabook, Bud! Especially in areas like..."
Basement of the Week: Mediterranean Wine Cellar Style in Michigan
Drop in on a converted basement that evokes an old-world feel with its new kitchen, dining room and media room
"converted basement that evokes an old-world feel with its new kitchen, dining room and... condominium's basement to take her far away — all the way to Europe. "The owner wanted to... wasteland, the basement is now a favorite spot for cozying up and entertaining. Basement... houzz basement! This is absolutely fabulous! Great design! That is hardly a "basement"... knew a basement could look like that! Amazing. Beautiful work! This has to be the..."
Basement of the Week: Fun for All Ages in Connecticut
Crafts, wine, billiards and ... soccer? Yup, this tricked-out family basement has room for all that and more
"family basement has room for all that and more... unfinished basement and an active pair of daughters, a Connecticut couple asked interior... space. Basement at a Glance Who lives here: A couple and their daughters (ages 11... know the basement was keeping us safe. Here's a link to some great basement tips... purpose basement? I want to convert a 15'x24' basement into a finished area that I... That basement is bigger than my house :-P That craft room is just darling! I love..."
9 Expert Tips for Creating a Basement Bedroom
Put overnight guests up in comfort or enjoy the bonus bedroom yourself with this professional advice for converting your basement
"into the basement. Odds are, this typically underused room isn't living up to its potential... turning your basement into an extra bedroom, their tips and tricks can help.... for the basements for homeowners. Creating a guest bedroom in the basement is often... Sunlit Basements, an Egress Window Contractor wants to brighten up your basement bedroom... Jersey, basements were so common that we just assumed they were "part of the house"..."
How to Turn Your Basement Into an Office
Put your basement to work as a productive, comfortable home office. Here are 12 tips to help you get started
"your basement to work as a productive, comfortable home office. Here are 12 tips... than the basement. A lower level can be the ideal spot for a home office, since it can... Could your basement be a great home office? Consider some tips from design professionals... starting the basement next year for my husbands office, thank you so much for the great... “Plan your basement space so that the office is at one end of the basement and noisy areas..."
How to Dig Down for Extra Living Space
"finished basement is a good idea for you... adding a basement to your home, there's plenty to consider. Safety and stability precautions... a full basement to PLEASE go the extra mile and build the basement. Even if you... it on a basement. I need the basement space to include a large laundry room for my... more basement egress ideas! I have a house with a full unfinished basement. It is... considerable basement under one section of the house, but we wanted to extend it to open..."
More Living Space: Making Room for Family
"attic or basement into additional living space... existing basements and attics for that boomerang child or parent isn't all that difficult... hand, the remodeled house will be able to survive a serious earthquake and might be the... attic or basement often makes a lot of sense. If in the attic, try to stack your plumbing... runs. A basement bathroom often means that an ejector pit and pump are necessary.... attic or basement can often be less than adequate to safely move people up and down..."