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Don't Skimp on Lighting

A dark basement is really a turnoff, so you'll need more fittings than you've got elsewhere. Cans broadcast lighting at

What to Inspect (and Fix) Before You Start

Test for moisture by taping 2-foot squares of plastic sheeting to the walls and floor. Wait a few weeks. Your base's not sealed if condensation forms under. Your basement requires dehumidifying, if droplets form on top.

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Finishing Foundation Walls: Professional Basement Refinishers

Best for: Non-DIYers

Fix a Staircase

Sometimes a finished basement flooring makes the bottom stair a little too shallow, throwing off the entire run. The fix: Measure the development of each step of Tom Silva. If you're shorter than 7 inches, as you move up you can eliminate the treads and add spacers to pad them out. Keep heights and be certain they don't differ in height by more than 3/8 inch.

The Best Floors to Use If You Are concerned about Moisture

Adura Plank with LockSolid Technology in Timber Ridge, $5.29 per square foot; Mannington Flooring

Preserve Space for Play

• Wall-to-wall rug is a good choice to deaden noise in a play place. Opt for synthetic fibers that resist mold and mildew.

Keep the Racket Down Below

C) Minimize connections involving ducts in the basement and top floors to decrease noise transmission.

Tips for a Beyond-the-Basic Bedroom

The bookshelf doubles as a headboard and nightstand; deep drawers hold clean blankets and give guests room to unpack.

Will You Need More Headroom?

Many codes call for 7 to 71/2 feet of clearance. If you don't have that height, then you may be able to dig out and lower the concrete floor, but it's a job that is pricey. If the issue might be solved by moving pipes and ducts ask your contractor.

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