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Knez Building Materials Makes an Appearance on DIY Network’s House Crashers for a Local Basement Build-Out

Any basement remodel or build-out needs careful planning to be executed correctly. In Portland, that is doubly important because of the rain that we get about 70 percent of the year, making the nooks and crannies of your underground space the ideal candidate for leaks, cracks and mold. But the advantages to a remodel does give homeowners endless possibilities for their enlarged space—from a home theater to a full-scale gym, your gloomy basement can be transformed into a fresh and cheerful space all year round.

Knez Building Materials had the amazing opportunity to help one Portland couple renovate their unfinished basement into an entertainment mecca. The DIY Network featured the work in an episode of “House Crashers: Basement Build-Out.” What was once a bland storage area has been altered into an elegant wine room, with a tasting area and custom media wall.

Check it out!


Knez was tapped by Shelbyville Remodeling, with the help of Eliud Perez Drywall and Painting, to donate and deliver drywall for the rebuild. In addition to drywall, Knez also offers tools and accessories for everything from prep work to finish. The company is very thankful to both contractors for the opportunity to donate material for the project!

“It was a great experience to work for local companies while helping out local people,” said John Knez III. “It was a great opportunity to have so many local people coming together to work on this project, and it was great to know that we were supporting our local economy.”

The drywall was actually used to build a new wall to add privacy to the basement space. With custom cork flooring and salvaged post beams that were used to make an once-of-a-kind wine tasting table, this brand new space is now ready for some holiday parties!

“It was nice to show out-of-towners [the Portland couple was originally from California] how we do it here in Portland and show the public who we are and what we do,” added Knez.

Watch the full episode of “House Crashers” on the DIY Network. Tune in to upcoming reruns of this basement build-out on the following days and time:

  • 12/21/2011 at 6 p.m.
  • 12/25/2011 at 6 p.m.
  • 12/26/2011 at 9 p.m.
  • 12/26/2011 at 12 a.m.
  • 01/01/2012 at 7:30 p.m.

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