Basements are among the great untapped home spaces, and are often worth improving for use as bonus living areas, spare bedrooms and media centers. Because basements are located below grade, they may have moisture issues to solve, but if you use the right basement building materials, furnishings and finishes, your new basement living area will be comfortable and cozy year-round.
In this section, learn how to waterproof a basement space and choose paint for concrete and masonry surfaces in your basement. Find out about mold-proof paperless drywall for your basement, and how to select mold-resistant finishes for your basement living space.