Basement Ideas That Work: Creative Design Solutions for Your Home

by Peter Jeswald

The Taunton Press | December 5, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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Finding extra living space without adding on might be only a flight of stairs away. Homeowners with a basement have the unique opportunity to turn unused space into a great living space--all without adding on extra square footage to their home. In fact, finishing a basement is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to increase living space in a home.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 184 pages, 4.13 × 3.54 × 0.61 in

Published: December 5, 2013

Publisher: The Taunton Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1561589373

ISBN - 13: 9781561589371

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Basement Ideas That Work: Creative Design Solutions for Your Home

by Peter Jeswald

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 184 pages, 4.13 × 3.54 × 0.61 in

Published: December 5, 2013

Publisher: The Taunton Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1561589373

ISBN - 13: 9781561589371

About the Book

Finding extra living space without adding on might be only a flight of stairs away. Homeowners with a basement have the unique opportunity to turn unused space into a great living space--all without adding on extra square footage to their homes. This resource shows them how to do it.

Table of Contents

Transforming Your Basement
The Ups and Downs of Stairs
Lighting the Way
Rehabilitating a Bad Remodeling Job
Flooring
Walls and Ceilings
Making a Case for Windows
An Open and Shut Case for Doors
Planning Your Finished Basement
Understanding Basement Construction
Dealing with Obstructions
Waterproofing Your Basement
Moving into the Design Phase
Gathering Spaces
Open Floor Plan versus Multiple Rooms
Family Rooms
Home Theaters
Incandescent versus Fluorescent Lighting
Lighting a Home Theater
Activity Spaces
Home Fitness Room
Play Spaces
Laundry Rooms
Private Spaces
Home Offices
Studies
Guest Rooms

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Finding extra living space without adding on might be only a flight of stairs away. Homeowners with a basement have the unique opportunity to turn unused space into a great living space--all without adding on extra square footage to their home. In fact, finishing a basement is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to increase living space in a home.

About the Author

Peter Jeswald is a partner at Spectrum Design Collaborative, a construction management business in Northampton, Massachusetts. He lives in Conway, Massachusetts.
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