Basement Finishing Blueprint

Never has the old saying “never put the cart before the horse” had a more profound connection to its source than with construction projects. When it comes to construction projects there is always going to be a concrete path to follow from the starting line all the way to the finish line! This a good thing for D.I.Y. homeowners looking to do their own home improvement projects! If they have the right set of instructions to follow they can complete virtually any type of home improvement all by themselves.


Basement Finishing University

I wanted to create a training system that could “baby step” any homeowner through a complete basement finishing project. From design concepts, through the floor plan design and then right through to the finished new living space. This training system would have to take a homeowner who has never even lifted a hammer and train them to complete an entire basement finishing project with no outside help whatsoever. A pretty tall task I thought at first, and I wasn’t exactly sure how I could make a product so detailed that it would enable anyone to do this project themselves. How could I really this?


Built-in Ideas Under steps

The basement stairs…hmmm….what to do with those ugly original basement stairs! Finishing off the basement steps for a lot of folks can be intimidating! They are most of the time, a very “rickety” set of not so attractive steps that lead into the unfinished part of your house…the basement! But, the good news is…


Closet Under The Stairs Ideas

One good option for an additional amount of usable closet space can be found under your basement staircase. This otherwise wasted space is perfect for a new closet in your new finished basement.


Designing Your Basement Ideas

Designing your basement is the first step in the basement finishing process. Before the hammers, saws and job radio start ringing with actual hands-on construction progress, there is designing work to be done! You can’t start building (framing) your basement without a clear-cut plan of attack. You need a workable design and then a finished “floor plan” with dimensions to build from.


Basement Framing Layout Tips

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Gas Fireplace for Your Basement

A new gas fireplace added to your basement floor plan is a great way to add style and warmth to your new spaces. Inexpensive to purchase and easy to install, the gas fireplace can be fitted quite easily into any room configuration.


Basement Stairway Wall Design Ideas

The basement stairway has several design factors associated with the framing phase of your basement finish project. There are two main stair areas that we must make design decisions about on most basement finishing projects and they are…

Basement Design Software’s

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Basement Finishing UniversityA membership to Basement Finishing University includes everything you need to finish your own basement:

  • Step-by-Step Basement Finishing Videos
  • Material and Tool Lists (for every stage of the job)
  • One-on-One Project Consulting With Me, Eddie, 7 Days a Week
  • 8 Cool Basement Designing Videos
  • And Much More Inside the BFU Members Area…

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