Methods of Adding New Living Spaces -- Basements and Beyond!

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Creating a new living space usually involves installing or replacing a floor, a ceiling, or both. Patching an existing surface is rarely as satisfactory as putting in a new one, and some areas may not have started out with finished floors or ceilings at all. By choosing from the floor and ceiling materials in this section, you can make a room quieter, lighter, and better insulated and a truer reflection of your tastes.

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1. SOME EASY TRANSFORMATIONS

  • An Accordion Door to Divide a Room
  • Doors for a Wall Opening
  • A Patio Cover for Extended Shelter

2. NEW / OLD WALLS

  • Building Partition Walls
  • Framing for an Attic Room
  • Making a Place for a Door
  • Hanging Wallboard
  • A Factory-Fitted Door
  • Moldings for a Neat Finish
  • Removing Old Walls
  • Taking out a Bearing Wall

3. FLOORS / CEILINGS

4. SOME IDEAS FOR CREATIVE IMPROVEMENTS

  • Converting a Window to a Door
  • A Window or Door
  • Where There Was None
  • Techniques for Solid Masonry
  • Putting in a Window
  • Insulating a New Space
  • An Independent Source of Heat
  • Converting a Garage
  • Transforming a Porch into a Room
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Updated: Saturday, December 24, 2016 17:17