have to make the choice between building a cheap basement by
slapping paneling up on the walls, T-bar on the ceiling and
low-grade carpeting on the floor, or taking that buried
treasure beneath your feet - your basement - and creating a
beautiful new extension to your home. You should build a
basement with the same quality as the rest of your home.
Building codes and proper construction methods should be
followed. For example, since your basement is surrounded by
concrete walls and floor, cold and moisture are big factors
and can cause mildew and bad odors.