Basement finishing ideas
This article has been brought to you by Amvic Building System, who provided BobVila.com with a complimentary product sample. In an effort to carve out more living space—without spending a fortune—countless homeowners take on basement finishing projects each year. Some hire a contractor to handle the job from beginning to end. But others opt to do at least... Read more »
We'll show you all the how-to steps you need to install a basement egress window, from cutting a hole in the basement wall to framing the opening to setting the window. Doing the project yourself can save you more than $4,000. The egress window will not only allow natural sunlight to enter your dark basement, it will provide a safe escape route for you and your family during a fire or other home emergency.
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Wahoo Walls is a basement finishing paneling system. It is water and fire resistant, supposedly has an insulation value of R13, and takes care of 4 of the most brutal steps of DIY basement finishing (framing, insulation, drywall hanging and mudding) in one step. It's paintable and doesn't have the ugly seams that many basement finishing systems do. More