Basements can have a connotation of being dark and dreary. One primary focus when planning a basement remodel is to brighten the space. However, not all basements are fully underground. This type is known as a walkout basement. Some refer to this style as a "daylight basement" since there is the incorporation of a wall with doors and windows that allows for access to the backyard.
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 Planners Network Remodelers
. Continue reading
Basement Finishing and Remodeling
Many people think that a basement finishing project is easy...some 2x4s, drywall, flooring and a few lights. There are actually several factors that can make a basement project much more extensive.
What is a French Drain for a Basement
French 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
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
Simulated Golf for Your Basement
You have had a long day at work and you want nothing more than to unwind by hitting a few golf balls. However, it is already late and is dark outside. In such cases, driving 10 miles to the golf range does not appeal. What you need is to have fun and practice, whenever you feel like it, without the lack of daylight or anything else getting in the way. What do you do?
Game Room Accessories
Game rooms are the best room in the entire house, hands down. You can literally put anything that you want in there. The game room is where your personality shines the most; make the best of it. The possibilities for a game room are endless. Besides the big games, such as a pool table or air hockey table, it is important to have accessories. Accessories include things like popcorn machines, Beverage Centers
, or Kegerators. Accessories play a big role in tying your game room together, it is important choosing the right ones. Continue reading
Basement Egress Windows
After 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