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Offline Hung_Low

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Basement DIY
« on: October 16, 2015, 09:06:00 PM »
Anyone finished a basement before?
I just bought a house that has an unfinished basement. It is insulated but it's not been wall up yet. Also, basement floor is bare concrete. I was thinking about using sheetrock that are moisture resistant but I'm not sure what to do with the floor. I've seen where people just stain the concrete, covered it with carpet, and use 2x4 and plywood to create the flooring. If you had finished a basement before, what did you do and how was it?



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Re: Basement DIY
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 10:18:47 AM »
you could use 2x4s and plywood to frame the floor then carpet over. or just pad and carpet over concrete. for framing walls use 2x4s and a heavy duty power tool to drill wood to concrete. build the frame on the ground, lift against concrete wall then drill thru to secure.

i'm renovating a room in the basement to a theater room. building a soffit drywall ceiling and drop down ceiling. my advice is to draw out a floor plan with sq footage to help you get an idea of how much materials are needed. build your frames, run cables and wires where needed then put up the drywall. 1/2" moisture proof drywall or 3/4" and greater for fire rated.

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Re: Basement DIY
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2015, 11:19:34 PM »
you could use 2x4s and plywood to frame the floor then carpet over. or just pad and carpet over concrete. for framing walls use 2x4s and a heavy duty power tool to drill wood to concrete. build the frame on the ground, lift against concrete wall then drill thru to secure.

i'm renovating a room in the basement to a theater room. building a soffit drywall ceiling and drop down ceiling. my advice is to draw out a floor plan with sq footage to help you get an idea of how much materials are needed. build your frames, run cables and wires where needed then put up the drywall. 1/2" moisture proof drywall or 3/4" and greater for fire rated.

good luck.

Yeah, that's my plan too. Sectioned off for a home theater room w/bar, bedroom, 1/2bath, laundry room plus storage area. I don't have issue with wall since the frames are already there plus insulation. I'm just worry that if I only use padding and carpet, it might get too cold in winter time.



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Re: Basement DIY
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2015, 01:16:40 PM »
Putting plywood over the bare floor isn't going to make the floor any warmer over not using it.  It's a basement, so since its a blank slate,  just put with vents (ceiling and lower wall mounted) in there if you're worried about keeping it warm in the winter.  Just make sure you have a damper close to the furnace that you can close because you won't need all that air flow during the summer.  Or... you could go baller status with in-floor heating under a wood or tile floor. :D



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Re: Basement DIY
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2016, 11:54:50 AM »
Better to go youtube for our own diy these days.lol Even though most of them videos may not apply to your needs, it may have some tips or techniques want.



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