Basement

Rotten Wood Joists in Basement Areas

If you’ve spent a lot of money in the past on your flooring, or perhaps you’ve just moved into the house and are ready to start working on upkeep, and find yourself in the middle of a sagging floor – don’t panic. Rotten wood joists in basement locations aren’t unusual, though it is an awkward hassle and needs to be fixed. The worst part is, in the basement, you can’t always simply get underneath the floor to fix the joists, which are what is causing your flooring to sag and creak.

Cracked Concrete Floor

Patching a cracked concrete floor is generally a simple task, something that you can usually do in only a few hours. The minute you notice a crack, it is best to fix it; otherwise, you may end up with a cracked concrete floor that only gets worse!

Preparation for Fixing

Painting Basement Rooms

If you have renovated your basement or have recently cleared it out so that you can use it, you will no doubt want to finish it off and make it look homely. This will especially be the case if you are going to be using the room for a purpose other than storage.

However, even if you are using the room for storage then you will need to paint it and there is more to that than simply getting the paintbrush out and opening a can of paint. In fact, painting the basement of your home can be a lot more involved than the majority of rooms in your home. The following is a quick guide to painting basement rooms from start to finish!

The Preparation

DIY Basement Shelving

If you are renovating your home then the likelihood is that you have left the basement until very last, unless you intend for it to be a living area of course. In most cases, it will be a storage space that you intend to use for items that have no place in your home.

If this is the case then you will need practical storage space in order to keep these items without leaving them lying around and basement shelving is the perfect option. Not only does it keep items off the floor but provides unobtrusive space that is limited only by the amount of shelving that you wish to put up!

Checking Basement Suitability

Great Basement Stair Design Ideas

When you think of a basement you probably think of dark and gloomy, perhaps old wobbly wooden stairs that have not been treated in years and which you always step on the creaky bit when going down them with your hands full. However with a little thought and idea you can turn your basement around and make it a more habitable and easier to navigate place.

As it is the stairs that cause the majority of basement accidents and broken bones a lot of thought should be given when it comes to basement stair design ideas, here are just a few of the ways to brighten and make a safer stair.