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RE: Basement Storage (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: fnmroberts on 07.19.2009 at 04:34 pm in Basements Forum

I'm with you about not having important spaces look like afterthoughts. I finished our basement and have attempted to utilize all of the space.

Photos can be viewed from the link below and many have comments. Here are some of the items I used to hide necessary features yet make the space useful:
A wine rack which, when removed, permits service to an exhaust fan.
French Doors - one set for a storage room, another to disguise a laundry tub sink and permit access to storage below the stairs.
The right side of the fireplace opens via a piano hinge attached to the wall. The corner trim is attached to the door and runs floor to ceiling. A full width shelf inside permits storage of long items and framed art.
A flush door enclosing the electrical panel is deep enough to store folding tables.
A bookcase on casters rolls forward to service the furnace.

The photos include a floor plan which I believe is the critical element for a build-out. Hope some ideas work for you. Good luck.

Here is a link that might be useful: Basement Photos

NOTES:

cabinet for alcohol picture.
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RE: Attic fan? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: srercrcr on 07.13.2009 at 07:21 pm in Heating & Air Conditioning Forum

There are diff opinions, mine is why pay for electricity to run a fan to save electricity? Another is as they age the motors become more of a fire hazard. Go to energystar.gov to read about ridge and soffit vents, radiant barriers, and insulation.

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RE: Attic fan? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: weedmeister on 07.14.2009 at 06:13 pm in Heating & Air Conditioning Forum

A passive vent would be cheaper.

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what is a passive vent?
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