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All-Foam Basement Subfloors Boost Warmth and Discourage Mold

By: Steve Maxwell of Bailey Line Road   Autumn is when most Canadian basement finishing campaigns begin. Unfortunately, many homeowners pay big money to have their basements finished, only to end up with substantially lower overall indoor air quality over time. Hidden mold and mildew growth is the reason why, and a new kind of […]

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Why All-Foam Basement Subfloors Make Sense

By: Steve Maxwell of Bailey Line Road   I’m always looking for new and useful innovations to make finished basements better. DRICORE Insul-Armor all-foam subfloor panels are my latest discovery, they’re unique, and they do things that other basement subfloor options can’t match. To make sense of this innovation, you need to understand something about […]

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DIY Backyard Shed Ideas For Some “Me Space”

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Running out of room in your house? As home becomes more and more a comfy place of refuge, many of us are looking for ways to make the most of our property. A backyard shed can be the perfect solution to carve out some space just for you.   Gaining popularity among homeowners, livable backyard […]

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Convert Your Garage Into Usable Living Space

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With most of us spending more time at home, our lifestyle is forcing us to adapt and renovate. One of the most popular trends is a garage conversion, which involve extending your living space by transforming your garage into much more than storage space for your car, bikes and kids’ toys.   Spring is the […]

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Tiny Home Trend: How To Create a Storage Container Vacation Home

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With most of us continuing to spend more time at home, we could all use a bit of an escape. Enter the tiny house trend – an affordable, creative way for homeowners to enjoy a “vacation property.”   Interested but feeling intimated or don’t know where to start? Here are some tips and ideas to […]

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More Living In Less Space

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By: Steve Maxwell   When COVID lockdowns first appeared earlier this year, summer was on its way in, providing opportunities to get away outdoors. If lockdowns come again, some of us will face what amounts to another round of house arrest, except with the added burden of cold, wet, freezing winter weather outside. All this […]

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Small Home Extension Ideas: Tips to Max Out Your Living Space

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As we spend more time at home during the pandemic, we’re thinking about our spaces differently so we can make the most of them. Reinvention can help you extend your functional square footage and ensure your home keeps up with your evolving needs. Here are some inspiring ideas to try:   Reconnect with friends   […]

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How to Create Extra Coziness and Warmth at Home This Winter

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Many of us are feeling anxious and stressed lately as the pandemic continues to take a toll. To combat this, take refuge in the safety and comfort of home. With colder weather approaching, now is the perfect time to make sure it’s a cozy, inviting space to enjoy.   Decorate your interiors   Never underestimate […]

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Stay Productive at Home With a Basement Makeover

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Working from home offers many advantages – from cozy pajama bottoms to no more long commutes. But with constant distractions from family or household chores, productivity can take a major hit when you don’t have a dedicated workspace.    Fortunately, you can take advantage of the underused space in your home, such as in your […]

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Avoid The # 1 Mistake on Your Basement Renovation

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It’s home improvement season, and that means it’s time to start working on your next project. Whether you’ve recently moved or are fixing up your home, upgrading your basement is a great idea that’s rewarding now and when it’s time to sell. Finishing this space boosts your home’s value and gives you plenty of extra […]

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How to Maximize Your Investment on a Basement Reno Project

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A great home improvement project is finishing your basement. That’s because research shows it gives you a major return on investment, providing you great value for your money. Here are some pro tips to make the most of your makeover:   Know when to hire a pro. It can be tempting to DIY many basement […]

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3 Key Steps in Basement Renovation Planning

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Key steps in basement renovation planning Now’s the time when many of us start thinking about what home improvement projects we’d like to tackle this year. For those renovating their basement this season, here are the key steps you need to take:   Plan your project and design your layout. It’s important to set out […]

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Increase Your Home’s Value by Investing in Your Basement

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When it comes to return on investment, a basement reno is one of the smartest home improvements you can make. Whether you’re planning on selling or want to enjoy the space with your family, here are some tips to take your basement from lackluster to lavish.   Upgrade your flooring. Is your basement always cold? […]

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Expand Your Living Space with a Basement Makeover

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If you’re not using your basement for everyday living, you’re losing out on at least a third of your home’s square footage. Here are some tips to transform it into a space where you want to spend time:   Control the air flow. Basements that haven’t been well maintained can have a host of problems […]

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What to Consider When Designing a Basement Apartment

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Whether you’re hoping to move in a relative or generate some rental income, building a basement apartment is a great way to add space and value to your home. Make sure this investment is done right by keeping these factors in mind:   Check local zoning laws and regulations. Building codes differ depending on where […]

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Is Your Basement Making You Sick?

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Mold and mildew are often found in Canadian basements. If you suspect dampness issues are affecting you and your family’s health, you could be right.   According to Health Canada, there is a relationship between indoor mold, a damp environment and increased eye, nose and throat irritation; coughing and phlegm build-up; wheezing; shortness of breath; […]

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Easy Basement Renovation Projects That Make a Difference

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Spring is the perfect time to tackle those DIY projects you’ve been putting off. If updating your basement into a fresh and usable space is on your list, check out these ideas from contractor and HGTV host Bryan Baeumler:   Add quality subflooring. When renovating your basement, prioritize the projects that will have the biggest […]

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3 DIY Projects to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

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(NC) Besides helping to save the planet, an energy-efficient home can help you save on your monthly hydro bills, making your living environment warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. To get started, check out these easy projects even first-time do-it-yourselfers can do:     1. Inspect your perimeter. Much of the money […]

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How to Transform Your Basement From Cold to Cozy

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(NC) Basements are one of the most underused spaces in the home, because they’re often dark, chilly and uninviting. But with a few changes, you can turn yours into a functional living space the whole family will enjoy. Here are some reno and design tips for a basement makeover:   Upgrade flooring. The first step […]

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Skip Bedell (TV Host and Professional Contractor)

“You never want to put your finished floors on top of wet, damp, and cold concrete. DRICORE® Subfloors gives you a layer of protection to help with moisture and cold coming from concrete.”

Skip Bedell

Steve Maxwell (Professional Contractor)

“Nobody wants a musty smell in the house and that’s why I go with DRICORE® Subfloors.”

Steve Maxwell

Bryan Baeumler (HGTV Host and Professional Contractor)

“In my mind, you cannot finish a basement without putting down DRICORE®. Every house I’ve ever built has DRICORE® in the basement, it’s the only way to do it.”

Bryan Baeumler
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