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Feel Protected: Basement Safety and Security

Home invaders often enter a residence through the basement as it’s frequently the weak point in security. Don’t panic! There are simple steps you can take that will deter even the most tenacious thieves. Windows: Bars are an effective way to secure your basement windows providing a strong physical deterrent for a relatively low cost.  Choose a durable model made …

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Yes! You can have a Library in your Basement

Do you have books lying around your home? Are they stacked on the corner of the kitchen table, teetering on the bed-stand, falling off the coffee table? Do they perch on the bathroom sink, hide beneath the bed, reside on top of the fridge? It may be time to create a home for your volumes! Why not convert that unused …

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Put some heat under your Feet!

Do you need slippers when you watch a movie in your basement family room? Are wool socks as important as the controller when you’re in the basement games room? Do you sit under a blanket in your basement office or have an extra heater running when you spend time in your basement man cave? It may be time to install …

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Get in Shape . . . in your Basement!

No time to go to the gym? Tired of working out in a crowded room? Done with waiting in line to use the exercise equipment? Why not turn your basement into a personal workout center. A basement is the perfect place for training sessions. It’s cool, the noise from your workout is easily contained and your equipment is only steps …

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Designing your Basement Layout

In many homes the basement is an infrequently used space where you find seldom used sports equipment, an oversize chest freezer, out of season clothes, and broken articles waiting for repair.  Why not make this area work for you. Finishing your basement will provide functional living space and organized storage while increasing the value of your home. With good planning …

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How to Make a Small Basement Seem Larger

Does your basement feel confining, cramped and claustrophobic? The low ceiling and dark corners of a basement can be a challenge. Don’t despair! With a few changes you can make your subterranean space feel like a cozy retreat. Trick your eye into perceiving more space by trying the following techniques.  Use light colours and contrast: Light walls (off-white, light green, …

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Create the Perfect Home Office, in your Basement!

Working from home is a rapidly expanding career field. Marketing, clerical work, administrative duties and e-commerce sales are just some of the home employment opportunities. Many people are choosing to work from home (full or part time) in order to skip the commute, reduce stress, enjoy flexible scheduling, eliminate the need for child care, increase production, lower costs and avoid …

Those Pesky Basement Posts

Odds are that you have unsightly support columns in the middle of your unfinished basement. Referred to as basement poles, Lally columns or jack posts, these supports present a challenge when designing your basement space. They’re an essential structural support carrying the load of the roof and upper floors. Moving them is an expensive and involved procedure. Let go of …

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Basement Ceiling Options

You’d like your unfinished basement to function as living space. It’s time to renovate! What are you going to do with that unsightly maze of plumbing pipes, exposed beams, wires, ductwork, and structural bracing that is presently the ceiling of your basement? No need to despair! There are many popular basement ceiling options that will hide all those systems. Which …

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Creative ways to use the Space beneath the Basement Stairs

You’ve decided to renovate your basement. You’re determined to make the best use of the square footage so you’ve planned a storage room, a guest bedroom and a family room. Have you considered how you’ll utilize that neglected space beneath the stairs? With a little creativity, this compact space can be transformed, increasing your home’s functionality and beauty. Consider the …