Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
A picture-driven book of ideas for creating living space and organized storage in the basement.
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.
About the Author
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
Ch. 1. Laundry and Storage
Laundry RoomsMudroomsStorage Ideas Ch 2. Exercise & Game Rooms
Home-fitness CenterGame Rooms
Ch 3. Media Rooms
Media EquipmentIt's Show Time
Ch 4. Fun Spaces
Kids' Play SpaceHobby SpaceGathering Spots
Ch 5. Wine Storage and Bars
Wine CellarsWet bars
Ch 6. Architectural Elements
Neat IdeasStairwaysIt's in the Details
Ch 7. Personal Space
An Extra Half BathAn Additional Full BathLighting and VentilationSaunas
Ch 8. Workshops
Making PlansWorkbenchesTool Storage
Ch 9. Making it Home
Light + WarmthCozy KitchensRelaxation
Ch 10. Home Offices
A Place for BusinessIlluminating IdeasSavvy Storage