10 Best Basement Paint Colors
Turn your basement into a cozy retreat with these fresh and inviting paint color ideas.
15 Weird Objects Our Readers Found Lurking Behind Their Walls
From old newsprint to weapons to mummified animals, we asked our readers to show us treasures they found behind the...
Best Concrete Paints for 2021
Painting concrete surfaces can be challenging. Here are some of the best concrete paints for your garage, basement, porch or...
How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement
With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...
How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend
Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.
Here’s Why Old Houses Have a Random Toilet in the Basement
Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept. Why were they necessary in the first place?
Best Types of Flooring for Your Basement
Looking to install flooring in your basement? Choose one of these five basement-friendly flooring options and enjoy good looks and...
10 Tips for Dealing With Water Damage, Mold and Mildew
We'll walk you through how to prevent mold after water damage.
12 Amazing Hardware Storage Containers for Your Workshop
Getting organized in the new year is a goal for many, but it can be overwhelming if you don't know...
12 Best-Looking Refurbished Bookshelves
You found an old bookshelf at a garage sale, in your basement or on craiglist, but it needs a little...
Why Old Homes Have a Tiny Iron Door Leading to the Basement
Today it serves merely as decoration, but long ago this door leading to the basement served an important purpose.
Everything to Know About Ductless Mini Splits
Whether you’re finishing a basement area, adding new space or just upgrading your home’s HVAC system, you owe it to...
Working With Metal-Clad (MC) Cable
MC cable is easier to work with than rigid conduit and offers protection from fire, vibration, gnawing pests and physical...
Remodel a Basement or Add a Second Story? The Pros and Cons of Each Project
What are the pros and cons of finishing a basement or adding a second story?
How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit
With metal conduit, you can run power almost anywhere. We'll show you how to do it safely and easily.
What to Do the First Time Your Basement Floods
A basement flood, especially your first one, is, without a doubt, alarming. But, you have to slow down. It's going...
How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes
How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window