Basement Refinishing Ideas

This basement space shows it doesn’t take a lot of square feet to create a wine cellar of stellar proportions.

If you want to have a storage are and hide your heater and hot water heater than of course a wall needs to be put up. So, using your tape measure and your imagination, look to see exactly how much room you will need for storage and work room around your heating equipment. Maintaining the same footprint allows us to make some necessary, but largely cosmetic changes right now, and leave re-plumbing the room for the future.

You’re right in that costs do matter, and another matter is style – whether the window would blend in with your house. Good guide you have here. I’m into home improvement myself. I added old family photos in the bathroom, photos of family members at the beach or lake. I was watching Hoda and Kathie Lee. They were arguing about whether family photos should be in the bathroom. I believe they can be. You shouldn’t put the originals in, the moisture might ruin them. Review the paint swatches next to your existing bathroom fixtures, wall color, and floor. Determine which color will look best. When accessorizing a bathroom, consider all of the lines, patterns, designs, and colors in the room.

Final – This inspection is scheduled when insulation, sheetrock, doors, and all fixtures, receptacles and devices have been installed so the space is ready to occupy and use. Cosmetic items that are not regulated by the building code, such as trim, painting, and other finish work, do not have to be completed to obtain the final inspection. Thanks for the comment and feedback Sid! A modern laundry room makes this almost daily chore much more tolerable! Check local Better Business Bureau for membership standing and unresolved problems with past clients.

We added some cupboards above our washer and dryer a couple of years ago and I love them! I really wish we had a utility sink in the laundry room, though – that would be REALLY nice! In addition to recessed lights, consider track lights and pendants to eliminate shadows on surfaces where you’ll be working, playing, or reading. Use table lamps and floor lamps to banish shadows in corners and provide task lighting beside chairs and sofas.