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Found space...that's what this book is all about. Readers will learn how to maximize the usable but unfinished areas in their house as new living space for their growing family, without the expense of a costly addition and without the trouble of moving to a larger house. Dozens of inspirational, colorful photographs exhibit delightful design alternatives for the basement, attic, and garage. Over 580 full-color drawings and photographs illustrate construction techniques in detailed, step-by-step procedures. Some of the topics covered in Ultimate Guide to Basements, Attics & Garages include planning and design; framing attics, basements, and garages; installing skylights; finishing walls and ceilings; building stairs and framing floors; installing windows and doors; and much more. This step-by-step, fully illustrated guide takes do-it-yourselfers through the process of designing, planning, and executing the finishing or remodeling of a basement-one of the most rewarding and popular home improvement projects for today's budget-conscious homeowners Recently, a new breakthrough in basement waterproofing was discovered and reported in an amazing new eBook called Basement Waterproofing Made Easy. For basements that need more than a fresh coat of paint, the Basement Design Guide is a great place to start. This book offers step-by-step instructions on designing and planning the project, as well as practical advice for staying on budget, working within local building codes, choosing low-maintenance materials, and keeping moisture, fire codes, and heating and cooling in mind. Full-color photos throughout the book showcase stylish yet attainable basements complete with the newest design trends, from paneling to lighting to home entertainment systems. Every home has at least one room where the family tends to gather: Sometimes, it's a warm and inviting family kitchen; other times it may be a comfortable family room. Or it may even be a state-of-the-art media center.As you look at the rooms other families have created, consider the possibilities for your own home. To help you plan, we've included a brief section on remodeling and room conversions; for more specific information, consult the Sunset book Home Remodeling Illustrated.
Learn how to add new rooms to your home without adding on. This book takes you through the entire remodeling process, from assessing the unfinished space and planning the project to framing new walls and installing trim. You’ll find dozens of building projects that show, step-by-step, how to convert unused square footage into comfortable living space.    Including plumbing a basement bathroom, adding forced-air ducts and installing a window in a gable wall. This book is aimed at consumer trends toward cocooning and working from home offices. Creating extra living space affordably has never been easier. This book shows dozens of different uses for basement spaces, then shows readers exactly how to accomplish each task. Painstakingly clear photos leave nothing to the imagination, as they teach consumers exactly how to handle modern materials and tools to add an extra bathroom, a family room, bedroom, home office, or game room to their homes. Finishing a basement is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to increase living space and the value of a home. This new edition of a classic bestseller is updated to the latest code. The book includes new information about egress windows and takes readers through the entire remodeling process, showing how to construct new family rooms, bathrooms, laundry rooms, workshops, and hobby rooms. Filled with inspiring photos of finished basements, the latest “Build Like a Pro” release is packed with nuts-and-bolts information about wiring, plumbing, windows, and doors, as well as basic construction techniques and the special problems that arise with basement building. This hands-on guide will help homeowners and contractors get the job done right the first time. *Shows how to develop plans for functional and attractive basement rooms, including laundry rooms, storage spaces, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, recreation rooms, and more.    *Shows all the tools, materials, and techniques needed to finish a basement, from framing walls to installing finish flooring and fixtures.   *Designed with two tiers: one to cover the basic project and one to present extra information to cover options, unusual circumstances, and Stanley Pro Tips.   *Simulated hyperlinks draw readers to extra information for unusual situations and additional information. A custom wine cellar with bistro seating; an elegant den with built-in library walls; an electric steam-room in the master bath; a billiards room with a fun, retro wet bar; a custom closet as big as a bedroomàhomeowners dream of the special features that set a home apart and make it extraordinary. Much of the time, though, dreams of luxury go unfulfilled because the pocketbook is out of sync with aspirations. But in Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to DIY Projects for Luxurious Living, readers discover the bridge over the gap between dreams and reality -- their own labor.    This book is a collection of high-end home improvement projects to give homeowners the satisfaction and pride of having features normally found only in luxury, designer homes. At a fraction of the cost, any homeowner can create the kind of features that friends and neighbors will envy, along with the satisfaction of achieving this through their own skills.

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