In some homes, the basement is an active living space family members use on a daily basis. In others, it’s either unused or a storage space for items used once per year and items that haven’t seen the light of day in ten years. More common is a combination of the two, a small finished room and a large unfinished area housing the water heater, HVAC system, laundry, and storage. Regardless of how you use your basement, there are ways to make your time there more pleasant than to simply go in as needed.

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