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How to have a beautiful basement

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Our site contains hundreds of ideas, photographs, floorplans and products that you can build yourself or give
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Get the ideas and information you need to turn your basement into something beautiful

This is Dave Schrock, a successful professional basement remodeler for over 20 years in Illinois. He has written, photographed and collected tons of information you can use to plan, design and build a basement into a beautiful and useful space you’ll be proud of. He can even help you find a contractor or train you online to design a space that fits your exact needs.


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Your book turned our ideas into reality

“I am putting the finishing touches on my basement remodel job that was inspired by your publication. Once my wife and I decided to jump in and tackle the job, we looked for as many sources of information as we could find. Your book helped us turn our thoughts and ideas into reality. Thank you for the help. I’ve included a few photos for your review.”

— C. Scott Murray, Buffalo, NY

Making a cool area for the kids

“I bought Basement Ideas and it was great. My husband might disagree because it made me go a little gung-ho, and I started ripping down a wall to access under the stairwell to make a cool area for the kids.”

— Amy Foster, Owega, NY

Great for contractor’s clients

“Thanks for your fast response. I am a contractor in the Cincinnati area. Your book was VERY helpful to me and will be a great tool for me to use with my clients. I plan to have them read thrugh it, so they understand the many different avenues we can take in the layout of their basement. Thanks for putting your knowledge down in writing and sharing it with many!”

— Chris Boles, Cincinnati, OH


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