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Remodeling an Unfinished Basement

These easy steps demonstrate how to install drywall, attach bamboo paneling and cherry railing, place subfloor panels and secure carpet squares, turning your unfinished basement into a haven

Materials

  • carpet squares
  • drywall screws
  • interlocking concrete block
  • sealer
  • shims
  • heavy-duty adhesive
  • drywall
  • lipstick
  • subfloor

Tools

  • compound miter saw
  • pencil
  • rubber gloves
  • safety glasses
  • spade bit
  • drill
  • drywall saw
  • hole saw
  • jigsaw
  • laser level
  • level
  • pencil
  • roller
  • straightedge
  • table saw
  • tape measure
  • utility knife
  • vacuum
  • tapping block
  • U-notched trowel
  • rail-guided circular saw
  • 80-tooth carbide blade
  • impulse nailer
  • leveling squares

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