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Basement Carpet Suggestions

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Carpet in Basements: The Issues, Solutions, and AlternativesBasement floors don't have to be cold and damp but they often are. Unless you can design or retrofit your basement slab to be warm and dry, avoid wall-to-wall carpet as a floor finish.Posted on Oct 17 by Peter Yost Our basement, with no headroom to spare and the needed soft surface for a basement rec room. A carpet remnant (permeable) is laid not installed; it's a large area rug. It comes up at least once a year for outdoor cleaning and airing. Nothing on the carpet blocks the constant drying we know to be taking place through the carpet, and we keep it well-vacuumed. The dehumidifier keeps the relative humidity at or below 60%. This system works well, even given that one of our daughters has mild asthma. Designing dry, warm basement floors Dry warm basement floors are designed to manage: 1. Water at ground level - gutters and downspouts connected to splash blocks on soil sloped away from the building; 2. Water at the …

Basement Conversion Photos

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Ideal Situation Think functionality for any type of lower-level entertaining space. Will you serve family dinners in the basement or just a few drinks to friends? Do you only need a refrigerator to hold beer during the football game or is a full bar more your style? Whatever you decide, renovate your space accordingly, making sure everything you need (including stemware, snack bowls, and wine) is right at your fingertips. CLICK HERE TO Contact Scotty, Scotts Contracting for a Free Site Evaluation / Project Bid on the Construction for your Next Basement Project.
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 Gathering Spot Give people a reason to do downstairs. If you don't have much light, turn the space into a home theater. heaters and game rooms are good reasons to go down into a dark basement.
Embrace the Dark Side Use the lack of natural light in your basement to your advantage by …

Basement Remodeling Photos-Basement Design Photos

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Entertainment CenterThe space above the fireplace is becoming popular for flat-panel TVs. Before mounting a TV above your mantel, however, make sure the wall temperature doesn't exceed 90 degrees when the fire is lit. The space behind the mounting area should be hollow to accommodate necessary wiring.



Know Building CodesBasement rooms must be at least 7X7 feet and have a minimum ceiling height of 84 inches over 50 percent of the floor area. Bathrooms, hallways, and task areas can have ceilings that dip as low as 76 inches in some spots. All bedrooms window need to be at least 20 inches wide and 24 inches high, or 5.7 square feet, and no more than 44 inches off the floor. Having a room that matches these dimensions will ensure that people can walk around comfortably and escape in case of an emergency.


Let There Be Light Renovating a basement to…

Before and After Fireplace Photos

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Before: Bland and Bulky This living room was stuck in the 1970s thanks to dusty whites and tired brown tones. The bulky brown-brick fireplace did little to enhance the space, as it was placed asymmetrically on a long stretch of wall.





After: Light and Lively Painting the brick facade white started the process of bringing this fireplace back to life. A wood surround enhances the look. Classic-lined built-ins integrate the fireplace, bookshelves, and an entertainment unit. The surround, built-ins, and walls were also painted white to brighten the room and layer on the cottage charm.


Before: Cold and Cavelike The former fireplace was part of a stacked-stone wall that left the living room feeling cold and cavelike. The homeowners wanted to update the fireplace and living room with modern, minimalist style, but still maintain a connection to the outdoors.


After: Open and Inviting The homeowners did away with the stacked-stone fireplace and opted for one…

Home Foundation Repair-Basic Guide-Stone/Rock Foundation

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Home Foundation Repair: The BasicsGreen builders and home preservationists have a common goal: conservation. If you're looking to bring an older home up to modern standards of green building, you'll need to understand the basics of fixing a home's foundation, and what can cause foundation failure.

Old homes were designed with structural logic much different from today's. New homes are designed with strict adherence to the lumber sizing and spans listed in the building code. Old homes were built with common sense, logic and feel. Most homes built between 1880 and 1930 were built on inferior footing. These old footings offer foundation walls little support, which then may support often overspanned joists and girders. Historic home foundations were subject to improper load calculation, inferior footings and substandard mortar. Old framing systems can be vastly over- or under-built. Each is a potential point of failure. It is crucial to understand such risks during a rehab…