Basements: Your Guide to Planning and Remodeling
Paula Marshall, John Riha
Meredith Books, 1999 - House & Home - 112 pages
With one glance at this succinct, yet thorough how-to book, readers will see their basements in a new light. Even the darkest, most cavernous space can be transformed into an attractive, practical area suited to specific homeowner needs.Helps readers assess their own basement's remodeling potential.Leads readers step by step through transforming wasted square footage into practical living space.Covers play rooms, spare bedrooms, hobby spots, home offices, and media centers.Discusses dealing with moisture and radon.Covers technical aspects from adequate lighting to ceiling heights.Offers remedies for common problems and tips for planning space, as well as converting and finishing basements.Subsections on walls, windows and doors, floors, ceilings, storage, bathrooms, heating and cooling, and more.Bonus room-arranging kit with templates and graph paper bound into book.Covers remodeling and decorating.Information applies to both old and new homes.Detailed cost information for a dozen improvement projects.
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