Types of Basement Finishing Systems
Basement finishing systems allow you to finish a basement in about two weeks. Learn whether they might work for your home.
Basement finishing systems take the guesswork out of designing a finished basement.
A Place For Everything
For this creative, playful and relaxing basement by designer Amanda Miller, a combination of wall-hung shelving with baskets, cubby-style storage units and freestanding pieces, including a media center, keep the active space well-organized. Photography by Paul Goyette
Designer Amanda Miller added a built-in homework station and craft area to this renovated basement she designed for homeowners with six children. Maple cabinets and a custom fabric-covered bulletin board encourage neatness and keep everyone updated on activities. Photography by Paul Goyette
Attractive and Useful
The cool climate of traditional basements make them popular for wine storage. A handsome hutch is an attractive and useful way to store the items you need for an in-cellar tasting party. Photo courtesy of Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry
If you have the space, turn your basement into an inviting bar with a designated storage and seating area. Display your favorite collectible wine bottles in built-in open racks. Photo courtesy of Closet Factory
The systems are modular, and they address many of the typical basement design issues by offering wall panels, ceilings, windows and floors that are moisture-resistant and which have built-in insulation.
The Total Basement Finishing system, for example, allows you choose from a variety of design styles and can provide a finished basement in as few as 10 days.
The Owens Corning Basement Finishing System is another popular option. It comes with durable, insulated fiberboards that you install over existing walls, locking out moisture and lending a warmth to a basement space.
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