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Finishing a basement is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to increase living space and the value of a home. This new edition of a classic bestseller is updated to the latest code. The book includes new information about egress windows and takes readers through the entire remodeling process, showing how to construct new family rooms, bathrooms, laundry rooms, workshops, and hobby rooms. Filled with inspiring photos of finished basements, the latest ;Build Like a Pro ; release is packed with nuts-and-bolts information about wiring, plumbing, windows, and doors, as well as basic construction techniques and the special problems that arise with basement building. This hands-on guide will help homeowners and contractors get the job done right the first time.
A general contractor, Roger German has worked in the home building and remodeling fields for over 30 years. German has remodeled more than 100 basements. He has also taught a basement-remodeling course at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he lives.