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When it comes to expanding your home living space, one of the most effective ways to do it is to finish the basement. You can turn a full basement into an entire floor of extra living space. You may even be able to create bedrooms, install a kitchen, and add a bathroom. I created this site to share my experiences with basement renovations and construction. My hope is that sharing what I have learned will help others to see that it's easier than you think to finish the basement and create the space you have always envisioned in your home.

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How To Host A Holiday Gathering In A Small Home

With the holidays quickly approaching, you might be making plans to see faraway relatives or to include your friends in your festivities. If you've wanted to host Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or another holiday gathering but have hesitated because you have a small home, don't despair! There are ways that you can successfully host a holiday get-together even if your home's square footage is in the triple digits. Read on for some tips on fitting everyone in a snug and cozy home. Read More 

Have Outdoor Pets? What Fence Should You Choose?

If you have outdoor animals, your concerns about your pets' safety (as well as local laws) often require you to keep your pets secured -- either on a leash or behind a fence. But what type of fence provides the best protection at the best price? Read on to learn more about some of the most common fencing options for homes with outdoor pets. Wooden fence The wooden fence is a classic -- available in a variety of panel sizes and finishes, it can be designed to match any theme or decor. Read More 

Four Renovations To Add More Natural Light To Your House

Older homes were not designed to have tons of natural light, so you might have to get creative with some redesigns in order to increase the daylight in your home. With some simple (and not-so-simple) additions, you can enjoy the all the benefits that natural light provides to a living space. Repaint If you love color, and your home is full of bright red, deep green, or even dark gray feature walls, you might want to reconsider going for a lighter color palette. Read More 

Tips For Preventing Tree Roots From Damaging Water And Sewer Pipes

Like all living entities, trees will do whatever it takes to obtain the nourishment they need to thrive. This includes stretching their roots out to tap into a rich source of water and nutrients: your water and sewer pipes. If left unchecked, tree roots can damage your plumbing and force you to pay up to $10,000 or more to replace broken pipes. To avoid this problem, here are a few ways you can stop tree roots from hurting your plumbing. Read More 

Troubleshooting Sub-Par Shower Water Pressure

For some people, a shower isn't a shower unless it engulfs its occupant with a steamy, hot blast of powerful water. If you're one of these people and you've got a shower with low water pressure, you likely find yourself dissatisfied, if not frustrated, after your daily self-cleansing routine. Turn your shower's soft trickle into a steady flow by troubleshooting it for these 3 common causes of sub-par shower water pressure. Read More