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How to Finish a Basement Wall

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Can I Remove This Wall? Removing a Load-Bearing Beam

Almost any wall can be removed—it’s a matter of how much you’re willing to spend http://www.familyhandyman.com/walls/can-i-remove-this-wall-removing-a-load-bearing-beam/view-all

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Reveal. When the base trim is set flush with the plane of the drywall above, but it's separated by a gap -- LOVE

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Basement Finishing Tips

Finishing a basement is a perfect DIY project. For a fraction of the cost of an addition, you can convert basement space to valuable living space. Here's how.

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This is Andrew's part of the studio. Note the mirror here also. The building was once used as an old school, and when the ceiling was repaired for the studio, it was repaired keeping the look of the old ceiling at Andrew's insistence. It cost ten times more than it would have if just drywalled over. So cool. In the foreground is the palette Wyeth used to mix his temperas - a mixture of egg yolk and pigment which gave him the textures he was seeking.

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Trade Secrets for Easy, Low-Cost Upgrades

Convert a square or rectangular opening into an archway to call more attention to what lies behind. "An arch is a powerful design element because it has a pronounced center that turns whatever it frames into a focal point," says Davis.

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Creative Bathroom Storage Ideas

Storage Wall A partial wall is a great way to create a private compartment for the toilet. Put the wall to work by finishing space between the framing with drywall and shelves. A door keeps everything under wraps

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Easy DIY Drywall Tips

For real. Drywall is an easy DIY! You can DO it! No need to be intimidated AT ALL.

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