Proper Planning for Your Basement Finishing Project in Dayton, Ohio.

Getting Your Basement Started off on the Right Foot! The first step to any great basement finish or remodeling project is merging the perfect design, existing conditions, and your ideal budget together creating the best case scenario for you moving forward. Hiring a skilled knowledgeable contractor to assist you in achieving this goal can save you both time and money. A good contractor … [Read more...]

How To Choose A Remodeling Contractor in Dayton, Ohio.

Home Remodeling and Home Improvement can be a fun and exciting experience.  Transforming the living spaces you are accustomed too into the spaces you have been dreaming of is a real possibility. Not only do you get to enjoy your new amenities, but you can also reap its rewards such as improved quality of life, heightened energy efficiency, and the ability to recoup most if not all of your … [Read more...]

Important Information About Egress Window And Code Requirements

Important Information About Egress Window and Code Requirements. We would like to share this important information about egress window and the code requirements for them. Wells:  Wells vary in form and function but all share the same basic purpose, help keep water out and provide a way out for your occupants in the event of a fire or other disaster. Egress window wells generally come … [Read more...]

What You Should Know About Walk Out Basement and Egress Window Construction

Ohio Home Doctor would like to share some our knowledge with you about what you should know about walk out basement and egress window construction.  Egress windows have many advantages besides being a smart financial decision. One, and my favorite, is the natural light the egress window allows into your gloomy basement. Even the nicest finished basements always lack one very important thing, … [Read more...]

Basement Ceiling Systems

The Ohio Home Doctor explains some of the different ceiling systems that are available online. Basement Ceiling systems: Drywall: Drywall ceilings provide a clean fluent finish ad are available in many different finishes and textures. While beautiful and clean they do prohibit running new wires and working on above mechanicals. If drywall is your material of choice make sure you include the … [Read more...]

Basement Finishing Wall Systems 101

The following are a few of the basement finishing wall systems that Ohio Home Doctor can use to finish your basement renovation. Drywall: Wood stud framed walls covered with ½ drywall a time tested and cost effective method for finishing basement walls. A wood framed wall with a pressure treated bottom plate offers great strength and long lasting durability while providing a finely finished … [Read more...]

Your Guide To Basement Flooring Options

When considering your basement flooring options and what type of flooring to install in your finished basement keep in mind the conditions and function of your space. Determine what the areas will be utilized for and choose options that will compliment the rooms function. For instance if your basement includes a wet bar then a good flooring choice would be one that holds up well to wet … [Read more...]

Mother In-Law Suite Ideas And Tips

The following are some mother-in-law suite options and tips that we have observerd and learned over our remodeling career that we would like to pass on to you.  People are now  living longer,  healthier lives and more families find it beneficial adding a mother- in- law suite to their existing home.  A mother in law suite provides that special space where aging parents and  their children are … [Read more...]

Basement Finishing and Home Remodeling 101

After deciding to finish your basement there are many items to take into consideration. In this article we will explore the different basement finishing options you have, and examine the benefits and drawbacks to each all while factoring cost into the equation of finishing a basement. For many people their basement is the biggest untapped investment.  While basements often times appear gloomy, … [Read more...]