Design Ideas for Basements

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Creative Homeowner, 2004 - House & Home - 143 pages
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Design Ideas for Basements offers homeowners attractive, practical ideas for converting unfinished space into extra living quarters without the expense of adding on. Consumers will find many examples that go beyond the standard options of basement conversions, including ideas for family rooms, extra bedrooms, kitchens, home offices, media rooms, gyms, laundry rooms, storage areas, workshops, and hobby centers. The book also covers practical solutions to providing ventilation, heat, waterproofing, and soundproofing, as well as the latest options for windows, doors, lighting, storage, finishing products and materials, and furnishings. - More than 200 color photographs offer inspirational design ideas - Examples of the latest product and design trends - 'Design Tips' throughout offer advice on redesign - Extensive Resource Guide to basement-related products and furnishings - Comprehensive index and glossary of important terms

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Great Basement idea Book

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I would recommend this book to anyone that is thinking of turning their basement into a Rec Room Media Room bedrooms bathroom etc. This is a very good idea book. Read full review

Design Ideas for Basements (Design Ideas Series)

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With their openness, small windows, moisture, and exposed pipes and heaters, basements can pose many design problems. However, since refurbishing a basement can cost about half the price of adding an ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Wayne Kalyn 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.

Philip Ennis is a professional interior design photographer from Westchester County, NY. His work appears in many newspapers and national periodicals, such as Architectural Digest, and in numerous books.

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