Recent Basement Articles


7 Real-Life Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 26, 2015

Curb appeal … everyone who is selling a house (or who hopes to sell someday) wants it, but not everybody has it. In fact, despite their best efforts at remodeling, some unfortunate...

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Basement Remodeling 101: Keep It Dry

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 21, 2015

Would you like to add square footage to your house … for a home office, extra bedroom, or perhaps that deluxe new entertainment center you've been dreaming of? Remodeling the...

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Basement Remodel? Don't Forget the Egress Window!

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 17, 2014

There are so many good reasons to remodel your basement -- more usable room, additional privacy, increased resale value, and energy efficiency, to name just a few. The best part is...

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Downsize without Leaving Your Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 05, 2014

Home downsizing means different things to different people. It may involve selling your current house and buying a smaller property, or simplifying life in your present residence. The...

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5 Hot Basement Remodels

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Mar 14, 2014

Basements. They can be dank, sour, horrible holes in the ground, grim utility areas, or...spacious, light-filled, beautiful spaces for lounging, watching movies, hosting guests, playing...

Flooding in Des Plains, IL, April 2013. Photo by CAD1976/Flickr.

Tips for Rebuilding a Flooded Home

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | G+ | May 20, 2013

Hello, Midwesterners, and anyone else who is looking at the prospect of rebuilding a flooded home. I will outline the process of rebuilding a flooded home in this article, and I will...

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Crafting (Har!) the Perfect Craft Room

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | G+ | Feb 04, 2013

For a lot of us, a craft room is a luxury. For the dedicated crafters, it is a necessity. Lest the craft room seem out of reach for everyone with limited space, I'd like to share some...

New bathroom fixtures are attractive to home buyers, and are a good renovation investment. (Photo: monosodium/

Best Renovations to Prepare for Selling your Home

Posted by Cris Carl | Jul 02, 2012

The housing market is a fluid, living thing that consistently changes. In a lively interview with Sandy Wentworth, realtor for the Jones Group in Amherst, MA, I learned the best tips...