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Design Ideas for Basements presents hundreds of ideas for turning a basement into stylish, comfortable living space. It also provides the information a homeowner needs to know before embarking on the project, including advice regarding permits, how to tackle moisture issues, providing light and access, and camouflaging the furnace and pipes.
Many examples of finished projects are featured: media and game rooms, home theaters, laundry facilities, offices, wine cellars, guest quarters, familiy rooms, built-in storage and closet, plus and more.

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A picture-driven book of ideas for creating living space and organized storage  in the basement.

Synopsis:

According to a recent survey of home buyers conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, more people are including basements in their plans for a new home. In addition, owners of existing homes recognize the potential of a finished basement as extra living space and as a bonus at resale time.
Design Ideas for Basements offers new and existing homeowners the inspiration they need to transform basements into comfortable, stylish living space. Hundreds of examples illustrate the benefits of a finished basement that can be used as a home theater, a second family room, an organized work place, guest quarters, and more.

Synopsis:

Looking for a way to create more living space without building a costly addition? Design Ideas for Basements has the answer. See what other homeowners have done to stretch their space and their remodeling dollars by making their basements livable and stylish.

About the Author

Wayne Kalyn is a freelance writer and editor. Previously, he was Editorial Director of Health Books at Reader's Digest, as well as the Project Editor of 1001 Do-It-Yourself Hints and Tips (Reader's Digest Books). He was also the Senior Editor at Men's Journal Magazine.

Wayne Kalyn is a graduate of Syracuse University. He lives in Cranford, NJ.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Ch. 1. Laundry and Storage

Laundry Rooms
Mudrooms
Storage Ideas
 
Ch 2. Exercise & Game Rooms

 Home-fitness Center
Game Rooms

Ch 3. Media Rooms 

Media Equipment
It's Show Time

Ch 4. Fun Spaces 

Kids' Play Space
Hobby Space
Gathering Spots

Ch 5. Wine Storage and Bars 

Wine Cellars
Wet bars

Ch 6. Architectural Elements

Neat Ideas
Stairways
It's in the Details

Ch 7. Personal Space

An Extra Half Bath
An Additional Full Bath
Lighting and Ventilation
Saunas

Ch 8. Workshops

Making Plans
Workbenches
Tool Storage

Ch 9. Making it Home 

Light + Warmth
Cozy Kitchens
Relaxation

Ch 10. Home Offices

A Place for Business
Illuminating Ideas
Savvy Storage

Resource Guide

Glosssary

Index

Photo Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580114240
Author:
Creative Homeowner
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Author:
Kalyn, Wayne
Author:
Home Decorating
Subject:
Decorating - General
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - General
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Home Construction-Remodeling Specification
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Home Decorating
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10.82x8.48x.49 in. 1.67 lbs.

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A picture-driven book of ideas for creating living space and organized storage  in the basement.
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According to a recent survey of home buyers conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, more people are including basements in their plans for a new home. In addition, owners of existing homes recognize the potential of a finished basement as extra living space and as a bonus at resale time.
Design Ideas for Basements offers new and existing homeowners the inspiration they need to transform basements into comfortable, stylish living space. Hundreds of examples illustrate the benefits of a finished basement that can be used as a home theater, a second family room, an organized work place, guest quarters, and more.
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Looking for a way to create more living space without building a costly addition? Design Ideas for Basements has the answer. See what other homeowners have done to stretch their space and their remodeling dollars by making their basements livable and stylish.
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