Category Archives: Basement Remodeling

Media Rooms and Home Theaters

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Media rooms and home theaters are highly desirable projects for families in their home. Often located in a basement, they can be built in almost any space. Key elements include television or projector, comfortable seating with optimum viewing, sound systems and noise control, plus task and accent lighting. Below are several photos of various media rooms and home theaters in basement projects produced by Design Build Pros Network Remodelers. Continue reading

Basement Finishing Project in Somerset County New Jersey

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Basement finishing in Somerset County NJ - Design Build Pros - Mark of Excellence Remodeling (4)Basement Finishing Project in Somerset County New Jersey The homeowner is a Senior Corporate Executive for a well-known sporting goods brand and travels extensively. In fact, much of the communication about timeline and planning had to be posted to the homeowners Outlook Calendar because of his busy schedule. Mark of Excellence Remodeling’s clientele cut across a broad spectrum of the population and we are happy to communicate with the aid of technology to accelerate the process and enhance the experience for our customers. Continue reading

What is a French Drain for a Basement

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What is a French Drain for a Basement French Drain for Your Basement (1)-Design Build ProsFrench drain is one of the most important steps in basement waterproofing. To make a basement waterproofed a French drain is one of the most commonly used and recommended method. This method prevents the drainage water from damaging the foundation of a building. This basement water proofing method was introduced almost five decades back and due to its positive practical applications is one of the most widely used methods. Continue reading

Ashton Kutcher Basement Remodeling Project

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Ashton Kutcher Basement Remodeling Project Kutcher Basement Project (12)Ashton Kutcher was born in a small town in Iowa. When Kutcher was in High School, he and his stepfather, Mark, built the home. Mark and his wife (Ashton's mother) still live in the home today. When Ashton comes back to visit, he stays in the basement. The basement area is very dark and it includes a bedroom with no windows, a storage area that is unfinished, a main living area with exercise equipment, and old memorabilia and recliners. Ashton and Mark wanted to renovate the space as a surprise for Ashton's mom, Diane. Kutcher is a Houzz user and investor, and this was his main way to go about the project while living in Los Angeles. Continue reading

Basement Egress Windows

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Basement Egress Windows Basement Egress Windows (1)-Design Build ProsAfter constructing your family home and applying the finishing touches, you could suddenly discover that your basement is not complete. One thought is to install a basement egress window together with a window well. Egress windows do a lot to a basement. They let more natural light into the dark space beneath the rest of the house. They also serve as very convenient routes of exit when there is a fire or other natural calamity in the home. Continue reading

Home Theater or Media Room for Your Home

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Home Theater (1)Indulging in building a home theater or media room for your home is a luxury that many desire. A home theater or media room for your home is a place we head to for putting our feet up and simply having a good time, without having to step out from the comfort of the house. It is a place we invite our friends over for a lazy summer afternoon with popcorn and drinks. Thus, there is no surprise then that more and more people are now remodeling any spare room in their residence for a home theater. And the ones who already have are looking to upgrade the old technology and equipment to keep the space in absolute top shape at all times. Basement space is a common location for a planned home theater. Continue reading

NJ Wine Cellar Design Ideas

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NJ Wine Cellar Design Ideas Building a wine room can be a very exciting proposition for just about anyone. The commitment to build a wine cellar usually means you’ve already built up your wine collection to a point where you need a place to store all of those bottles, and having that many bottles of good wine is a joy all on its own. Of course, having all those wine bottles also means that you’ve spent a great deal of money on all of them, so you probably aren’t looking to skimp on costs for the wine cellar itself. All that said, you definitely don’t want to overspend when it comes to building your wine cellar either. Continue reading

3 Things to Consider Before Building a Custom Wine Cellar

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Custom Wine Cellar Design and TastingFor many people, building a wine cellar is one of the ultimate goals for their home. Whether you live here in New Jersey, or elsewhere in the world, a wine cellar signifies the fact that you’ve made it in life. If you have enough bottles of wine sitting around that you’re able to dedicate a whole room in your house to it, you should consider yourself very lucky. Building a wine cellar, while fun, is not all fun and games. There are many things that need to be considered when building your wine cellar, and not considering these things will put the quality and freshness of your wine in serious jeopardy in some cases. Before you get started building your very own wine cellar, we’ve compiled a short list of some things you should consider.

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Monmouth County Basement Remodeling Tips for a Smoother Project

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Monmouth County Basement Remodeling - Design Build Pros NJThis article provides a few tips on making your basement remodeling project as stress-free as possible.  Remodeling your basement, while ultimately very rewarding, giving you so much more space in your home, can also be one of the most difficult types of remodeling you can do. The reason is simple: your basement is probably the area of your home with the largest gap between what it currently is and what you want it to be after the basement renovation. Add to that the fact that most basements are below ground and have potential moisture and mold issues, and you've got one involved project on your hands! Continue reading