Design Ideas for Basements (2nd Edition)

Design Ideas for Basements (2nd Edition)

by Wayne Kalyn
     
 

Design Ideas for Basements presents hundreds of ideas for turning a basement into stylish, comfortable living space. It also provides the information a homeowner needs to know before embarking on the project, including advice regarding permits, how to tackle moisture issues, providing light and access, and camouflaging the furnace and pipes.Many examples of finished…  See more details below

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Design Ideas for Basements presents hundreds of ideas for turning a basement into stylish, comfortable living space. It also provides the information a homeowner needs to know before embarking on the project, including advice regarding permits, how to tackle moisture issues, providing light and access, and camouflaging the furnace and pipes.Many examples of finished projects are featured: media and game rooms, home theaters, laundry facilities, offices, wine cellars, guest quarters, familiy rooms, built-in storage and closet, plus and more.

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Library Journal
With their openness, small windows, moisture, and exposed pipes and heaters, basements can pose many design problems. However, since refurbishing a basement can cost about half the price of adding an above-ground room, there is ample incentive to use this area. Kalyn addresses all of these concerns and offers the knowledge and design sense to make a basement into a magnificent, stylish area. Flooring, wall, window, door, and lighting options are provided, as are a variety of room uses, from a traditional family room to a sauna or spa. Throughout, Kalyn discusses safety, furnishings, code requirements, and solutions to design challenges. Minimal information is given for do-it-yourselfers, but plenty of practical advice for basement refurbishing is found, which recommends this book for any public library where there is an interest. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580114240
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date:
08/19/2008
Series:
Design Ideas
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
376,565
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

Meet the Author

Wayne Kalyn is a freelance writer and editor. Previously, he was Editorial Director of Health Books at Reader's Digest, as well as the Project Editor of 1001 Do-It-Yourself Hints and Tips (Reader's Digest Books). He was also the Senior Editor at Men's Journal Magazine.

Wayne Kalyn is a graduate of Syracuse University. He lives in Cranford, NJ.

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