While the "unfinished" side of the basement isn't high on my to-do list of spaces to make glorious, I did take a break last week to give it a good scrub and a fresh coat of paint.
Part of the reason I decided to entirely tear out the existing "finished basement" was aesthetic: it was incredibly dated with an unpleasant drop ceiling and an unfortunate layout. I could have kept some parts of it however, if it hadn't been totally un-insulated. I can do SO MUCH BETTER than that.
Not all 2x4s are created equal and when you are taking on a construction project its important to start with a bunch of good ones. Life is hard enough without dealing with bowed, cupped, or twisted studs. I'm getting ready to start framing the new walls in the basement and I wanted to get the … Continue reading How to Choose the Right 2x4s for your DIY Wall Building Project
Here's what you'll want to have on hand in order to take own your own basement demolition. You can get most of these for under twenty bucks, and with them, you'll be set to tear about nearly any basement.
The front entry is like your home's face. It can have a friendly aspect or be forbidding. You want to make a good impression with it and yet its easy to miss the mark. Don't loose a chance to make your entry shine.