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Enhance Basement Areas for Holiday Gatherings

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RISMEDIA, Nov. 19, 2007-Often an overlooked area of the house, primarily used for storage, basements are gaining popularity for their many other practical uses. Expanding the living space into the basement can be much more economical than adding another room or floor onto an existing home. Refinishing a basement area can add value to the home, maximizing the return on the homeowner’s investment, and as the holidays approach, they can be transformed into great entertaining areas or guest bedrooms for holiday visitors.

The Concrete Network, a source for concrete information, offers a wide-range of information on everything there is to know about basement renovations, including incorporating concrete throughout the remodel. The section uncovers seven myths when incorporating concrete floors, reviews a host of advantages that come with renovating, explores popular uses for basements, design tips and much more.

A basement is the perfect place to utilize extra square footage in your home. Cold, dark spaces can be transformed into cozy and comfortable living areas, entertaining areas, playrooms, offices and more. Having a floor plan for the desired usage of the space is essential in avoiding future remodels down the road. An open floor plan, maximizing both natural (outdoor daylight) and artificial lighting can create the ideal living space.

Enhancing the existing concrete floors rather than covering them up is becoming the gold standard in basement floor treatments, with benefits that extend well beyond aesthetics. Homeowners are taking advantage of the limitless possibilities decorative concrete floor applications have to offer. Decorative stains and colors can be added, and engraving and texturing techniques can be applied to create custom finishes. With decorative concrete, there’s also no risk of chemical emissions, like there are from new carpeting.

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