Recent Basement Articles

Lovely Basement Bedroom with Sunny Egress Window/missycaulk/flickr

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...

Photo: No. 29 Design/Hometalk

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...

Craft room via Crafty Texas Girls.

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...

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Tips for Firearm Storage at Home

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Jan 16, 2012

A few days after Christmas we had some neighbors over to catch up a bit. In the beginning of the evening we talked about all kinds of things; one of these was my new Springfield Champion...


So Your Basement is Flooded...

Posted by Philip Schmidt | G+ | Apr 04, 2011

Time is of the essence, so we’ll get right down to business. The first thing you have to do is get the bulk of the water out of the basement, using a sump pump and/or a vacuum. The...