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  1. Remodeling
    Hi everyone. Just surfing the web and found this forum. I will be gutting out my basement and fixing it up from scratch. All work will be done by myself and relatives. Demolition will begin in two week by myself and friends. Basement will be used as a living space/Rental/Airbnb. I Believe my...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I feel like a 80 year old after 15 years of remodeling... I'm only 33 too. I need to find a job where i can sit on my booty crack corn and I dont care..... Anyway, just though i would see whats the haps on the snaps here in DIY country.
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    I'm starting to finish my partially finished basement and I am not sure where to start with the drywall since there is already some pre-existing drywall. I hear that starting with the ceiling and then doing the wall is best but in mycase some of the walls are done and the ceiling is not. Do I...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi, I need some advice on how to add a few inches of head room to my basement. We have a 100 year old, brick, 2 flat. Currently the basement is unfinished. Before we start the remodeling of the basement we would like to add just a few inches of headroom possibly by taking out the concrete...
  5. Building & Construction
    Finishing our basement, it has unfinished 8'8" ceiling. There is a long room, 12'Wx20'L, and the ductwork cuts across it right through the center on the width. We had planned to make tray ceilings for the other rooms where it runs along a wall. But doesn't work for this room b/c the ducts are...
  6. Building & Construction
    My husband and I just bought a house and want to add a bathroom in the basement, and try to do as much of it ourselves as we can (!!??!). We're gonna hire a guy to break up the concrete, rough in all the plumbing, and attach all the fixtures, and do the rest ourselves: carpentry, electrical...
  7. Remodeling
    I have a house that's built on a very tall cinder block foundation. It's got fill dirt inside it. Is it possible to remove this fill dirt and build a room? Would removing the dirt affect the foundation structurally? What about cement footer? should they remain covered with dirt?
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