Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Attics & Basements by Matthew Paymar, Phil Schmidt

By Matthew Paymar, Phil Schmidt

Black & Decker the entire advisor to Attics & Basements is the suitable publication for owners who want extra dwelling house yet aren't capable or prepared to maneuver to a bigger domestic or construct a pricey room addition. greater than seventy five% of houses have unfinished area in an attic or basement, simply anticipating an inventive contact, and this publication will exhibit readers find out how to convert that territory into sensible dwelling area. Armed with this publication, householders may be capable of upload a bed room, rest room, sport room, or domestic place of work with no altering the elemental blueprint of the house.

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And with a matching custom wood cover over electric baseboard radiators, the otherwise hot mechanical is safe for children to play around or on. qxd 12/20/06 12:31 AM Page 55 Playrooms W hile playrooms are every child’s dream, they can be a parent’s delight as well. Converting a basement or attic into a child’s play space can keep the noise and mayhem of play apart from the rest of the house. Building a playroom is easy, but making the space safe, practical, and fun for kids takes some thoughtful planning.

And the nearby kitchenette is convenient for refueling between matches. qxd 12/20/06 12:31 AM Page 53 Game Rooms G ame rooms are a great way to decompress and can make social gatherings more lively and spirited. A billiards or ping-pong table, air hockey, pinball, arcade games, or home video games…whatever the space will hold, go for it. Game rooms are all about fun! Game rooms typically require a lot of space, so they are usually located in basements as opposed to attics. Basements tend to offer the larger open floor spaces desirable for most game rooms, and unlike attics, most basements already have a solid floor suitable for heavy gaming tables and roughhousing.

Basements are also cooler all year round, offering a more comfortable environment for active play. Staggered game tables make the best use of space in this walkout basement. The game corner looks out to a backyard pond, creating a connection to the outdoors. The area also connects to an extended kitchen, living room, and eating area, making it part of a larger, sociable lower level. qxd 12/20/06 12:31 AM Page 54 A few nice built-in cabinets provide perfect toy storage in a child’s playroom. And with a matching custom wood cover over electric baseboard radiators, the otherwise hot mechanical is safe for children to play around or on.

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