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Basement Bedroom Closet

How to Finish a Basement Bedroom

This project series shows how to finish a basement bedroom with step-by-step remodeling instructions. Daylight Basement My home sits on a hillside and has a daylight basement (also called a “walk-out basement”) with windows and exterior doors. The basement room to be converted to a bedroom was already finished to a large degree with three […]

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WAGNER SMART Edge Roller: Painting the Wall / Ceiling Corners

WAGNER® SMART Edge Roller™ Review

WAGNER® SMART Edge Roller™ Review. This project is continued from How to Finish a Basement Bedroom. Painter’s Masking Tape I painted the ceiling and walls while finishing the basement bedroom and wanted a better and faster way to paint the edges between the ceiling and walls. Normally I would use painter’s masking tape to protect the […]

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SkimStone Basement Bedroom Floor in Mocha

Finishing a Basement Bedroom Concrete Floor with SkimStone

This project describes how to finish a basement bedroom concrete floor with SkimStone, an attractive and durable alternative to tile, wood and carpet. In the previous installment of this remodeling job, I painted the basement bedroom ceiling and walls. Concrete Floor Coverings When considering what type of floor covering I wanted in the basement bedroom, […]

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Building a Basement Closet: 2x4 Sole Plate, Starter Studs and Ledger

How to Build a Basement Closet

This project series explains how to build a basement closet with 2×4 framing as part of a basement bedroom remodeling job. Also see the previous project for finishing the concrete floor. Please see How to Finish a Basement Bedroom for a summary of the Building Code, real estate appraisal and habitable space requirements for a […]

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Basement Closet Framing: Wall Layout

How to Build a Basement Closet – Part 2

The basement closet 2×4 wall sole plates, starter studs and ceiling joist ledgers are installed in this installment of How To Build a Basement Closet. Closet Walls and Finished Door Layout After fastening the short 2×4 sole plate on the right, I carefully measured for a 48 inch (4 feet) wide finished door including the […]

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Closet Door Rough Opening: 2x4 Framing Details

How to Build a Basement Closet – Part 3

The basement closet 2×4 corner post and door frame are built in this installment of How To Build a Basement Closet. This project is continued from How to Build a Basement Closet – Part 2. Basement Closet 2×4 Corner Post Framing The basement closet 2×4 corner post is constructed by fastening three very straight 2″ […]

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Basement Closet Framing: Ceiling Light Electrical Box

How to Build a Basement Closet – Part 4

The basement closet door cripple studs, wall studs, light switch electrical box and ceiling box are built in this installment of How To Build a Basement Closet. This project is continued from How to Build a Basement Closet – Part 3. Basement Closet 2×4 Wall Studs Only two 2″ x 4″ x 8′ studs were needed […]

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