By Gene And Katie Hamilton
To get a good bang for your buck tap the potential of an unused or barely used basement. Compared with building an addition a basement already has a ceiling, walls and floor and is often partially heated. Granted that ceiling may be unfinished, and the walls and floors may be cement, but there’s a basic shell of an enclosed space just waiting to be put to better use as a family room, home office or living space. Some of these upgrades are easy for a do-it-yourselfer, others are not. If that's the case, click here to get to Home Advisor, a free online referral service connecting homeowners with local prescreened contractors who specialize in finishing basements.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
BASICS OF THE BASEMENT
DECORATING SOLUTIONS DOWN UNDER