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10 Things You Must Know: Finishing a Basement

A finished basement is a great addition to a home. Use these expert tips to make your renovation go smoothly.

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<strong>Tip 3: Be Prepared to Shoot the Studs</strong>

You can use a hammer and nails, but most professionals use something called a shotgun. It looks like a gun, but it's used for construction. You can buy "bullets" for it in different colors – yellow, red, brown, green; each color signifies the strength or caliber of the bullets.

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