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The Inside Outside Guys: Finishing a basement: part one

The Inside Outside Guys: Finishing a basement: part one

The holidays always serve up a lot of reminders to us — everything from what not to buy Aunt Mary to what not to serve to Uncle Bob. Those big family gatherings also point out shortfalls in the home.

We are usually put on notice of the very real need for another bathroom and a separate space for the sports fanatics to enjoy all the games.

In the Midwest, basements have become the go-to space to pick up additional living areas, and well they should. The most affordable place in the home to gain additional finished space is the basement, from the old builders adage “first go down, then go up, then go out” as the priority for where to pick up affordable square footage.

More than 200,000 new homes are built in this country every year with full or partial basements. Most new home builders do not finish that space, so it is left to the owner to develop.

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