Finished Basement Gallery

The way I decorate and I try to use what we have. I’m not a good decorator, but I do try. I like the house to look homey and I like the country look or shabby chic. I love old stuff. I like to reuse, redo and make things look like new. I’m always recycling everything I find.

Cork is an eco-friendly flooring material that can be installed over an existing floor or concrete. Cork is derived from the bark of the cork tree, meaning trees are not cut down during harvesting. Cork flooring is durable and has good insulating qualities , but if you choose cork flooring for your basement, make sure you choose a type that is recommended for a basement environment as not all cork flooring is appropriate for basements.

The eyebrow dormer is a wonderful remodeling project. When estimating the cost, don’t forget the expensive labor and additional wood to create the dormer. This architectural element costs more than just the window. Additionally, keep in mind, either for yourself or for your contractor that the window installation for this project is much more complex.

We are planning on starting our basement soon and slowly finishing over this year. We’d like to do as much as possible ourselves to save money. Do you have the steps involved listed anywhere? We’re looking for some guidelines as far as where to start and what order things need to be done in. The plumbing for the bathroom is roughed in from the builder and there is some framing done, but we’ll need more to put up walls for a bedroom. There is also some electrical done as we have 2 lights down there but we’ll need to make some changes.

One good question to ask yourself is this: What are you going to do with the items that you recently have in your basement? Are they going to remain in the basement after the remodeling project? Take note that you have the freedom to choose what to do with the ideas that you currently have and where you are going to place them during and after the home improvement project.