(How to) Steps to Finishing a Basement {A Critical Thing That’s Derailing You}

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Basement finishing is going to be easy, once you know this one critical thing. You need a bit of inspiration and a lot of perspiration.  Don’t panic, you can do your project in stages and progressively bring the damp space to life, one weekend at a time. The key steps to finishing your basement are … Read more(How to) Steps to Finishing a Basement {A Critical Thing That’s Derailing You}

Basement Vastu–7 Things You’re Doing Dead Wrong {affecting you badly}

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Basement Vastu (pronounced as Vaasthu) is a point of contention even among the pundits.  Some say no basement absolutely and some others have figured out empirically how it affects your wellbeing.  Want to know how to plan your basement per Vaastu Shastra? As per Vaastu Shastra, there should be no vacant space below the house. … Read moreBasement Vastu–7 Things You’re Doing Dead Wrong {affecting you badly}

Fire blocking (and Firestop) Your Basement– Avoid Making These Mistakes

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Any new home constructed must adhere to the draft stopping and fire blocking codes.  What if you are doing a simple basement renovation? I know it’s confusing. So, we will look at everything to make you renovation fireproof. Gaps, holes, and cracks allow air flow and oxygen is the most needed element for the fire … Read moreFire blocking (and Firestop) Your Basement– Avoid Making These Mistakes

Cellar vs Basement – Not Knowing This One Thing Backfires(How to fix)

basement vs cellar difference and importance

I have always wondered why some call the space below ground as a cellar and many calls them as a basement. Are you equally confused too? There is no universally accepted standard definition. However, NYC, for example, has a strict definition and guideline.  It classifies anything as a cellar if more then half of the … Read moreCellar vs Basement – Not Knowing This One Thing Backfires(How to fix)

Why Do Houses (Some States) Have Basements? And Not in South

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I was in shock when I first went to Texas and found no basement in a house.  I thought it was an anomaly, but I couldn’t see in any home that I went.  Are you surprise too? In fact, some in southern states wonder why do houses have basements. Why basements? Well, the history goes … Read moreWhy Do Houses (Some States) Have Basements? And Not in South

What is Berber Carpet? (Secrets to Double the Carpet Life)

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Talk a construction expert, in fact, even talk to a flooring expert and ask this question – what is Berber carpet. You will likely get different results and interchangeable terms (loop carpet, Berber etc.) This carpet takes its name from North African tribes called Berber, using their unique weave style. The term Berber refers to … Read moreWhat is Berber Carpet? (Secrets to Double the Carpet Life)

Tricks (How) to Make a Small Bathroom Look (and Feel) Bigger

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Most people dream of having a spacious bathroom with a large bath and ample storage space. However, unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Here I am going to give you a few tips on how to maximize the space available to you. It’s all about decluttering. Remove unwanted stuff out. Paint light colors. Have minimum … Read moreTricks (How) to Make a Small Bathroom Look (and Feel) Bigger

Sump Pump Alarm Going Off? (One Mistake That’s Ruining You)

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Isn’t the beeping sound driving you crazy? I know. It’s super annoying, but, be glad that it is doing it’s assigned task.  But how do you reset or turn it off? Sump pump alarm goes off for a reason. So, DO NOT turn it off or reset.  Find the root cause of the issue and … Read moreSump Pump Alarm Going Off? (One Mistake That’s Ruining You)

Do Soundproof Curtains Work? (and How to Buy Curtains That Are Effective)

Soundproof curtains: do they work or is it hype

Are you sick and tired of the heavy noise? Maybe you’re living on a busy city street, next to a loud construction site or in an apartment building with thin walls (for example). And want to know if soundproof curtain is a possible solution? Yes, for some specific noise related issues soundproof curtain does work … Read moreDo Soundproof Curtains Work? (and How to Buy Curtains That Are Effective)