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8 Best Storage Totes and Containers for Your Basement

Maximize basement space and bring order to your belongings with the best storage totes and bins for basement organization.

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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...


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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...


11 Best Basement Organization Ideas

Whether you use your lower level for storage only or also as a living space, here are 11 ideas for...

How to Plumb a Basement Bathroom

Roughing-in the plumbing for a basement bathroom is a big job, but the savings are huge.


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How to Finish a Basement Wall

Expert advice for a warm, dry and inviting basement

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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...


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How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend

Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.


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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Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept.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?


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The Experts’ Guide to Preventing Mold In Basements

Basement mold is a common problem that can cost thousands to remove. Avoid getting mold in the first place with...

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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.


DIY Wooden Garage Cabinets

Inexpensive, enormous and surprisingly easy to build


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...


Install a Warm, Moisture-Resistant Basement Subfloor in a Day

Converting your basement into a comfortable living space provides more square footage for family activities and it increases the value...

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...


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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...


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How to Achieve Better Yard Drainage

Soggy yard? Here are your options.


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...


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Tips for Better Drywall Taping

Simple tricks for fast, flawless drywall finishing


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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?


Mastering the Art of Electrical Conduit

Running electrical conduit on the surface of a wall is an easy way to add wiring to a workshop, garage...

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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


Fixing a Water-Shutoff Valve Leak

Solution to a leak around the water valve shut-off handle


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How to Eliminate Basement Odor and Sewer Smells

Stop sewer gas from entering the basement.


15 Basement Bar Ideas for the Perfect Bar Design

Building a home bar is a dream project of many homeowners, but essential repair and maintenance projects often bump it...