Shows you how to turn a dreary basement into a bright and beautiful living space. This guide does not only show you how to finish walls, ceilings, and floors, but it also gives valuable information about common obstacles you may face, such as eliminating moisture problems, running new wiring, and relocating existing plumbing supply lines. Each book in the Quick Guide Series has more than 190 two-color illustrations with easy-to-follow instructions.
Date Published 12/28/1995
Rated By: A reader
Comments: Excellent step-by-step, how-to book I am a novice do-it-yourselfer and I bought this book so I could finish my basement. It has both textual descriptions of each stage of the project, and also has step-by-step pictures on how to do the each stage of the project from how to install a vapor barrier to how to do the dry-wall and ceiling work.
A MUST HAVE for the do-it-yourselfer looking for step-by-step instructions.
Rated By: "firstname.lastname@example.org"
From: Blodgett, OR
Comments: Wonderful If you are staring down a flight of wooden basement steps leading to the cells where you keep your crazy aunt, and if you are wistfully picturing a cheerful downstairs game room with lots of clean, well-lighted spaces where the kids can scalp each other, where Bud and Sis can take their dates to play Twister with lime Jello on those nights when Mom and Dad are out at the shooting range, meaning you're contemplating a full basement renovation, BUY THIS BOOK. It will save you thousands of dollars, hours of anguish, and it may save your sanity.
Even for hardened do-it-yourselfers, the task of renovating a basement is dirty, dark, and difficult. In this case, knowledge is not only power but illumination. This book takes you by the hand and shows you how to do each step.
Rated By: Philip Deneau
From: Novi, MI
Comments: Makes it look simple Makes it look pretty simple and straightforward. I hyaven't done anything yet. Although I have found a slip up in the book; They recommend using this one form of foam insulation for the basement wall but then neglect to tell you how you are supposed to run wires through it.
Rated By: "cleveland_simon"
From: North Olmsted, OH
Comments: Clear and concise Book has many clear pictures and covers all areas of remodelling a basement. Easy to follow with lots of help. This book is cheap and all you need.