Basement Finishing Gallery

With the number of remodeling contractors offering their services in the market these days, it pays a lot to be wise and cautious when it comes to choosing the right one to work with. If you are planning to have a home improvement project for your basement, it does not end in hiring a contractor which you think can help you in making the proper enhancement for your home. In order for you to end up with the best professionals to work on your home project, take into good consideration the following factors before hiring one.

Just got the estimates for constructing new master bedroom and bath in my unfinished 1500 sf basement. I told them I would do demo, and to itemize the estimates so I could figure out items that I could do myself or postpone to save money. The general contractor with a plumbing and electrical sub came back with $60k estimate!!!!! I was thinking about half that but haven’t given him my budget. Should I just get the itemized list and say thank you.” I am at a loss.

One of the biggest problems with aluminum siding is that it’s really easy to dent. So if you ever get up on a ladder to clean out your gutters or do some minor roofing repairs, you have to be careful as the ladder could dent it. Plus, you might be mowing the yard and have a rock or something fly out and smack it, that’ll put a really good dent in them. You’ll also hear that they have a tendency to chalk-up a bit, but that’s nothing that a good cleaning can’t take care of. One thing though to keep in mind, if you do live in heavier, humid climates, the elements can take a toll on them.

However, basement finishing projects are hardly inexpensive and, because basements are like no other room in the house, there are special challenges when it comes to choosing the best finishes and configuration. Basements usually house utilities, plumbing, wiring. They are also quite prone to moisture and water accidents. All of which must be taken into consideration before you tackle your project. Making the wrong choices, can literally spell disaster.

The recently passed Economic Stimulus package (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) includes federal tax credits that encourage homeowners to make energy efficient improvements to their homes. Replacing windows and doors with energy efficient Marvin products qualifies for this tax credit! Find out what makes Marvin’s products so energy efficient.