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By: Litchfield Builders on September 9th, 2014

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Finishing Your Basement in New England

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One of the biggest benefits of a New England home is having a functional cellar or basement. Your basement can be transformed into an indispensable additional living space. The following is an excerpt from an article by Jeanne Huber of This Old House Magazine about basement remodels and how to get started.

Finishing Your Basement in New England

"Even if it's currently cold concrete and crammed with boxes of off-season duds, the lowest floor of your home probably has loads of potential. Treat it just as you would any of the rooms above-ground, and it might just become the most popular spot in the house—for a lot less cash than adding on.

Here's our bottom-line advice for turning this underutilized space into a place you'll be eager to spend time in."

The article advices homeowners on the little and big things when finishing a basement. Topics of advice include:

  • The Layout Puzzle: Where to Begin
  • What to Inspect (and Fix) Before You Start
  • Will You Need More Headroom?
  • Double Up on Sump Pumps
  • DIY Waterproofing


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