Hours of Free, Hi-def Basement Finishing
Instruction Video is just an email away.....


Basement Design Answers

basement-large

A question that I get asked frequently by basement clients and students is “How would you design my basement?” and I always start the conversation with the same two questions…”well that all depends on what you want to use the new finished spaces for, and how much money you have to spend …

How to frame a basement

Framing DIY Pic

How do you frame a basement? That’s a loaded question now isn’t it! There are a lot of individual answers to this questions. Are we talking about our new basement walls? The ceilings or soffits overhead? Or are we talking about framing window and door openings or maybe built-in bookcases …

How to Hide Basement Support Columns

Bad_Pole!

They are ugly and they seem to be everywhere we don’t want them to be! Support columns just plain SUCK! But they are another necessary evil in the basement landscape, because, they are holding up our house! And NO YOU CAN’T REMOVE THEM, well you can, but it is a major engineering …

Basement Permits and Inspections

Mr_happy_inspector

The old question…”Do I need to get a building permit to finish my basement?” is a question I get a lot from my basement clients, and the answer to the question is YES if your city, town, municipality requires you to “pull” one. They always say “Pull a Permit” around …

How To Order Basement Framing Lumber

Depot delivery truck

Your basement has been designed, your floor plan has been approved, building permits have been issued and your concrete floor layout is completed, it’s now time for the first major hands-on stage of the basement to commence, the FRAMING!! You’ve been dying to get your hands on some power tools …

Framing around the duct-work

cross_members

Ahhh yes… that same nagging question that haunts so many D.I.Y. homeowners “How do I frame around all the “stuff” overhead in the basement? There’s a bunch of it! You got your wires, your pipes, and the biggest obstacle of em all… those big ole lengths of duct-work. Hmmm…how does one frame …

What is the Cost of a Basement?

design-ideas-3

What is the cost of a basement? Well, that depends on one major factor…are you doing the project yourself, or are you hiring a basement contractor to do the project for you? The price range between the two options will range from $10.00 a sq. ft. upwards to $35-45.00 per …

Basement Finishing Blueprint

PRO VIDEO A TO Z SERIES

  I have a basement finishing Mind Map here that breaks down all of the stages of finishing your basement and makes some sense out of it for you. There is a system to finishing your basement that will save you both time and money. Watch this video and see how all …

Let’s Get Down To Business!

Let’s Get Down To Business!

  This website is dedicated to those DIY homeowners who are thinking about finishing the basement partially or completely by themselves. Homeowners looking for answers pertaining to basement design ideas, basement building costs and basement construction techniques will find answers here. Back in 1992 and a few hundred finished basements …

  This website is dedicated to those DIY homeowners who are thinking about finishing the basement partially or completely by themselves. Homeowners looking for answers pertaining to basement design ideas, basement building costs and basement construction techniques will find answers here. Back in 1992 and a few hundred finished basements …