Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Finishing Basements: Projects and Practical Solutions for Converting Basements into Livable Space

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Finishing Basements: Projects and Practical Solutions for Converting Basements into Livable Space

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Overview


A fact-filled, 240-page manual that covers every aspect of designing and planning a basement conversion/remodeling project. With more than 600 color photographs, this book goes into thorough detail on crucial subjects like moisture and climate control, egress, ventilation, lighting, and many other issues. It deals comprehensively with adapting home mechanical systems to basement conditions. The many featured projects include finishing a bathroom stub-out, installing an all-new basement bathroom, insulating, repairing foundation walls, installing sump pumps, dehumidification strategies, as well as many other projects designed for livability. A special focus new to this edition presents information and projects for aging in place, including home elevators and chair lifts, monitoring and communication systems, and creating an accessible basement apartment. You will also find projects that show how to upgrade with luxury amenities, including a fireplace, sauna, home spa, exercise room, basement club/lounge and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591865889
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Series: Black & Decker Complete Guide Series
Edition description: Second
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 388,763
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Creative Publishing international is a worldwide publisher of how-to books. The company's current retail offering includes over 300 titles on topics covering home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting & fishing, and photography. Over the past 15 years, CPi has developed high-quality photography step-by-step books with nationally recognized brand partners like Black & Decker and Singer.

Table of Contents


Introduction 

REMODELING BASICS   
Evaluating & Planning         
Basement Possibilities         
Evaluating Your Basement 
Remodeling Codes & Practices       
Planning Your Project         

IMPROVING BASEMENT ENVIRONMENTS         
Controlling Moisture
Controlling Pests      
Insulating Basements          
Improving Heating & Cooling         
Upgrading Ventilation         
Adding Electrical Circuits    

BASEMENT STAIRS       
Stairways      
Renovating Stairs     
Stairlifts         

FLOORS 
Preparing Basement Floors
Creating Decorative Concrete Finishes      
Installing Radiant Floors     
Laying Tile Floors     
Installing Laminate Plank Floors    
Laying Resilient Tile Floors 
Installing Rubber Roll Floors          

WALLS & CEILINGS        
Wall & Ceiling Options         
Framing Furred-Out Walls  
Building Partition Walls      
Framing Walls with Steel Studs      
Framing Soffits         
Installing Drywall     
Finishing Drywall     
Installing a Suspended Ceiling       
Installing an Acoustic Tile Ceiling   

WINDOWS, DOORS & TRIM      
Installing an Egress Window          
Replacing Basement Windows       
Trimming Basement Windows       
Installing Prehung Interior Doors  
Installing Pocket Doors        
Installing Bifold Doors         
Installing Walkout Patio Doors       
Installing Molding    

BASEMENT ROOMS 
Basement Room Projects     
An Efficiency Apartment     
            Bedroom       
            Bathroom      
            Kitchen          
Family Room 
Home Theater          
Laundry Center        
Wine Cellar   
Home Office  

Conversion Charts   
Resources & Photo Credits  
Index     

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