Finishing a basement? We'll walk you through the basics, from plumbing and insulation to space planning and design ideas.

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Section 1: Get Started

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Review step-by-step plans to help determine the best use of your square footage, and learn to avoid common pitfalls.

Step 2: Draw Up Your Design

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Consider smart add-ons and remember to keep the decor bright, even if you don't have windows.

Step 3: Choose Your Materials

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What about the finishing touches? Get expert advice on surfaces, layouts and energy efficiency.

Section 4: Add Storage + Get Organized

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Your basement shouldn't become a black hole where things disappear. Here's how to clutter-proof it once and for all.