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    Reader Project: Man Cave Arcade

    Take a step away from the routine and into the game world with this DIY man cave project.


    Man Cave Ideas

    Get in touch with your inner Neanderthal


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    How to Get Rid of That Musty Smell in Your Basement

    The first step in learning how to get rid of musty smell is to find the culprit.


    How to Dry Out Basement Carpeting

    Quick action is the key


    Drying a Wet Basement

    You may need an interior drain and sump pump to solve the problem


    25 Cool Ideas for Game Rooms

    Used for both electronic consoles or old-school dice and boards, game rooms are growing in popularity for homeowners and renters...


    Basement Carpeting: Installing Carpeting In a Finished Basement

    Choosing the right pad makes all the difference


    25 Tips for Turning a Basement into a Living Space

    Homes that have extra, unused basement space have a readymade renovation project just waiting to be started. Finishing a basement...

    12 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Man Cave

    Building a man cave ranks high as an exciting home renovation project and they deserve proper planning to turn that...


    How to Carpet a Basement Floor

    Keep your finished basement floor dry, even if the concrete gets wet.


    Pro Tips for Basement Finishing

    These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...


    19 Tips for Finishing Basements

    Expert advice for a warm, dry and inviting space


    15 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy At Harbor Freight

    With its big-box hardware store selection at bargain-basement prices, it's no surprise that Harbor Freight is the go-to destination for...


    Do Waterproof Coatings Really Work?

    Do waterproof coatings work? The short answer is yes. We’ve used waterproof coatings in basements with great results.


    How to Build a Space-Saving Flip-Top Workbench

    A space-saving workshop on wheels!


    A Wooden Basement? They’re Better Than You Think

    A reader wrote us asking about using pressure-treated wood instead of concrete for a basement or crawl space.

    Never, Ever Hang Stuff in Your Basement Like This

    Instead, mount a clothes rod. The small expense in time and materials could save your house and your life.


    Save Time and Money With a DIY Self-Draining Dehumidifier

    If you forget to empty the tank on your dehumidifier, it’ll either overflow or shut off. That defeats the whole...


    10 Things You Should Never Store in Your Basement or Crawl Space

    Unfinished basements and crawl spaces can be a great place to store items you don't use all the time. But...


    Garage Storage Tower

    Tons of easy-access storage—and more space to hang stuff!


    Fluorescent Bulb Storage

    Safely store extra fluorescent bulbs in jumbo-sized vinyl-clad storage hooks in a handy location near your fixture in the shop,...

    Here’s How to Keep Your Basement Dry This Spring

    Because water damage is the LAST thing you'll want to deal with during your spring-cleaning.


    12 Things to Know About Home Repair Loans

    If you're a homeowner, chances are at some point you'll need a new roof, want to finish off the basement...


    Here’s Why You Should Worry About Your Basement Leaking This Winter

    Rainstorms aren't the only time to worry about leaking.


    A Basement Root Cellar – Putting Up Below Ground

    A modern-day homesteader keeps garden crops fresh through winter using old-time techniques and a basement root cellar.


    Bargain-Basement Bench Dogs

    Build this bench dog to make it easy to hold and work on flat and irregularly shaped project parts. Just...


    Reader Project: Basement Playroom

    Ken Cole is a one-man construction crew. Except for the drywall, he single-handedly tackled every phase of this 1,700-sq.-ft. basement project.