Finishing a basement can be a great way to increase the usable space in your home at little cost per square foot, but there are several important factors to keep in mind before you do.

    • Moisture Problems: Curing a damp or leaking basement can be difficult and expensive, so be sure your basement is dry and the humidity isn’t excessively high before remodeling.
  • Access and Egress: Check local building codes to ensure you meet the requirements for proper access and egress for doors, windows, and stairs in case of emergency.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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