How to Finish a Basement the Right Way: An Online Video Course
Thank you, and welcome to the world’s most complete course on finishing (or refinishing) a basement! As a paid learner on this course you’ll have unlimited access to the information on all the web pages coming up, plus the six computer files that contain the downloadable version of this course.
An important part of this course involves email access to ask me questions and work out design strategies for your particular basements. Each basement situation is unique, so keep my email address on hand: [email protected]. For now, let’s get started with the course . . .
“Bilbo lives in a comfortable hole in the ground, not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien from The Hobbit
In This Section...
ASSESSING YOUR BASEMENT SPACE: Basements vary a lot. Some are a new and clean. Other unfinished basements aren’t nearly so nice.Continue Reading
BENEFITS & CHALLENGES OF FINISHING A BASEMENT: Creating a comfortable and beautiful finished basement is a powerful and economical way to expand the potential of your home.Continue Reading
IS YOUR BASEMENT DRY ENOUGH?: A reliably dry basement is a completely non-negotiable starting point for any plan to finish the space.Continue Reading
IS YOUR BASEMENT STRUCTURALLY SOUND?: Your job now is to honestly determine if your basement is worth finishing, apart from any issues to do with moisture.Continue Reading
IS YOUR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UP TO THE JOB?: Every finished basement requires at least basic electrical outlets and lights. If your plans include a workshop space, you’ll need even more power.Continue Reading
DIY, CONTRACTOR OR BOTH?: Depending on your personality, you face different dangers when it comes to deciding how to get the job of finishing your basement done.Continue Reading