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Man Cave. Mom Cave. Finished Basement.

Regardless if you are building a man cave, mom cave or merely finishing a basement to expand your home, now is an excellent time to start.


According to Wikipedia, "A man cave, sometimes a mantuary  or manspace,  is a male sanctuary, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom,  media room,  den,  or basement. It is not a cave but rather a metaphor describing a room inside the house, such as the basement or garage or attic or office, or outside the house such as a wood shed or tool room, where "guys can do as they please" without fear of upsetting any female sensibility about house decor or design."

Regardless if you are building a man cave or merely finishing a basement to expand your home, now is an excellent time to start.

Expect a payback on your investment of finishing a basement. In addition to expanding your space, a basement can offer an additional bedroom or bathroom. Even a fully functional kitchen. 

The 8 Major Phases of how to finish a basement.

There are 8 major basement phases They occur in this general order, although they can overlap.

  1. Framing.
  2. Electrical.
  3. Plumbing.
  4. Audio Visual.
  5. Drywall.
  6. Painting.
  7. Trim and Doors.
  8. Flooring.

Winter has us all indoors. A finished basement is a perfect way to increase the space in your home. You can add a guest room for visitors. An in-home gym.

An in home apartment for a college student. An office for your business. A pool table. A dance studio. The possibilities are endless.

Here is an image gallery of finished basement ideas for your consideration: http://www.houzz.com/cool-basement-ideas

We also found a video on "mom caves." http://youtu.be/wNEsm0FSNZg

If we can be of assistance in your basement finishing plan, man cave or mom cave, please contact us. www.incrediblebuilders.com

 

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