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10 Things You Must Know: Finishing a Basement

A finished basement is a great addition to any home. Be sure to use these expert tips to make your renovation go smoothly.

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The Utility Room is Not for Finishing

Keep the space housing an HVAC unit or units and water heaters clear, open, and unfinished. These spaces have specific code requirements for spacing and framing, plus you'll need access for inspection and/or repairs. You may be tempted to finish off this area, but keep it simple to avoid problems later.

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