Helping you plan your home improvement project, from start to finish

  • How Basement Underpinning Can Increase Your Home's Value

    Utilitarian basements are no longer sufficient for today's family needs. Even with basement remodel costs added in, you'll get top dollar and a great ROI when selling your home if it includes a trendy entertainment room, office space or kitchenette.

    By Jon Labelle Feb 19, 2016
  • Preventing Mold In Your Home

    Mold can be harmful to your health and property and can be difficult to remove. While you may be focused on preventing mold in your basement, it's important to recognize that it can grow in just about any other place in your home.

    By Jon Labelle Jan 14, 2016
  • Basement Bathroom Design

    Basement bathroom design ideas are just a bunch of, well, crap if you spend too much time designing what a bathroom looks like and not enough time designing what it does.

    By Mark & Theresa Clement Oct 1, 2015
  • Foundation Cracks: When To Start Worrying

    You've been diligent about following all the recommendations for preventing basement flooding. Then, you do your annual inspection and find it...the dreaded basement wall crack.

    By Jon Labelle Jul 25, 2015
  • Why Every Home Should Have A Sump Pump

    There are many items vying for your hard-earned dollars each day. Unfortunately, the appliance you really should pay attention to is often overlooked until it's too late; a sump pump.

    By Jon Labelle Jun 23, 2015
  • How To Keep Your Basement Dry This Spring

    If you’re like thousands of other homeowners, spring is the time to plan those renovation projects. There is a significant trend for finishing lower-level spaces and the concepts are limited only by your imagination.

    By Jon Labelle May 12, 2015
  • Basement Finishing Costs

    If your home allows for it, a finished basement is the easiest way to add usable square footage. It not only gives you more space to lounge or your kids more room to play, but more space to host family during the holidays.

    By Jacob Hurwith Apr 17, 2015
  • 13 Basement Designs You Should Copy

    Basement design is a tricky beast. You want to create that amazing basement everyone wants to visit, but more often than not, time and design creativity gets in the way.

    By Jacob Hurwith Sep 22, 2014
  • How Basement Insulation Can Save You Money

    Cold basements seem to be a fact of life, but proper basement insulation can turn that huge amount of extra livable space into a desirable and comfortable floor.

    By Jacob Hurwith Aug 13, 2014
  • How Home Insulation Saves You Money

    If your new HVAC system was your new car, then your home’s insulation would be the engine, breaks and all the other parts that keep it running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

    By Jacob Hurwith Jul 7, 2014
  • DIY Tips For How To Get Rid Of Water In Basement Crawl Space

    Given that the basement is below ground, it stands a higher chance of water leakage than other parts of the home, save for perhaps the kitchen or bathroom.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 14, 2014
  • DIY Tips For How To Install A Basement Egress Window

    If you're considering a basement renovation as a way to expand your living space, don't be surprised if your building-codes office has something to say about it

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 14, 2014