Almost everyone who owns a house with an unfinished basement, dreams of having it finished. How can you not think of it? After all, an unfinished basement is a whole floor’s worth of space that can be easily turned into any type of room your family needs.
Having sold Simmonton windows for a few years, I’m aware of the quality and custoimer service. All that being said, I would go with Simonton. They really are fine windows. Hope this helps. Sheetrock and drywall contractor are notorious for making the biggest mess and for some unknown reason they expect everyone else to clean up after them, cover your floors. All projects must meet the company’s highest expectations. We believe in constant communication. There is always someone to talk to. And we listen.
For this particular project, we decided not to paint the walls. An additional paint color would have cost another … Read More
An unfinished basement (or a basement that is damp, dark and dingy) is a waste of valuable space in your home. With the help of Fiderio & Sons, you can turn your basement into a bright, warm and comfortable space that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. All for less than you might expect.
Thanks Sis, I couldn’t have done this one without ya! I never thought about the smell from the cans. Glad to know that. Somewhere I think I have a hub on ways a Redneck annoys the neighbor. If not, it may be under a Big Nam series. I will have to dig around and post it with these. At least you had a spare room for the spill over. It could have carried over into the yard like some we know. Now it is your turn to post the Redneck Remodeling…Hint! Hint!
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Every family is different, so when looking for basement ideas make sure you pinpoint how you spend your time and then cater to those hobbies and interests. If you host parties often or are beer and wine aficionados, turning your basement into a home bar or wine cellar would be a good investment. If you’re looking for a kid-friendly hangout, become the neighborhood hot spot with a massive family and media room combo. Give the guy in your family the ultimate escape with a man cave, game room and home gym, or be practical above all else by adding extra bedrooms and another bathroom.
Make this space inviting by finishing and decorating it like any upstairs room. Choose comfortable furnishings that can be easily rearranged to accommodate a few people or a crowd. Incorporate sound systems, internet connections, and good lighting to make the space functional. Look for curtains on … Read More
Contractors’ estimates should include a number of basic factors such as moisture control. Insulation is also a must and it’s important to check for radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is common in some parts of the US.
Concrete acid staining can make a regular concrete floor look like expensive stone flooring. Several of the immediate benefits are that it is a fraction of the price, but one of the greatest benefits are that people allergic to carpeting don’t have to worry. A basement renovation brings with it specific safety concerns uniquely related to below-ground living spaces. Read this article to learn more.
Basements are ideal for casual social activities for the whole family, or just for the kids. It’s the perfect spot for the big screen TV , pool table , and to stash board games and craft supplies. Excellent work. In this day and age, it is … Read More
This article contains some real how to information! not just a bunch of text to get you to click on links. I will give you some real practical advice on how to clean up and repair water damage whether it be from a flood, plumbing leak, or roof leak. First off you need to stop the water! If it is a leak in your plumbing you will probably have to shut the water main off at the street (or pressure tank if you are on a well). If the water is coming from roof damage a tarp will normally work for a quick fix. If it’s from a flood you will need sandbags to try to divert the water away from the house. This will only work for small flooding areas. In a big flood you will just have to wait it out.
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An eyebrow window or eyebrow dormer or even a simple arch can add great character to almost any home. The eyebrow window has a graceful curve that accentuates your home’s architecture no matter what style of home you may have. Eyebrow windows offer something for every possible design and purpose. From a grand contemporary mansion as shown above to the classic elegance of an era long before us, from bedrooms to living rooms to entrances to even garage doors. There is an eyebrow window for just about any possible use. Eyebrow windows add a little bit of class without a dramatic change to your architecture. What is wonderful for eyebrow windows, is they make a great and dramatic remodeling project. The design ideas are simply endless. Here are a few great tips from attics to garages and much more.
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Our award-winning design team can help bring your vision to life to add additional livable square footage to your home. Our designers are well versed in the current code requirements and additional factors to consider for basement remodels and can help guide you through this process.
There are a few things we have planned for the basement area. First and foremost is a bedroom/bathroom combination. This is initially designed for Abby (soon to be twelve) to have a larger space than her currently fairly small bedroom. But it will also be designed for the possibility of one or more of our aging parents to move in with us. Consequently it will need to be designed in an accessible manner, including wider doors and a walk-in shower (no tub). We’d also like it to have a walk-in closet for Abby and/or the parents. It should be large enough to fit a … Read More
The TBF System is different from other basement finishing systems because it offers solutions for the ENTIRE space, including wall panels, flooring, trim and ceiling options. When you choose TBF, it’s the last time you will have to finish your basement!
Warm air rises, so it makes sense to install heating vents at floor level. Baseboard heating is a good option, but make sure it makes sense for your plan and is easy to tie into your existing HVAC system. For a finished space, you want to make sure you’re not relying on space heaters, so plan carefully. Thank you! We started the project in May and it was completed the beginning of July. Our contractor did everything.
Also, take this pre-renovation time to determine if your laundry room is configured to suit your family’s needs. You may want to add walls (if there aren’t any) or move a wall … Read More
Laundry duty ranks near the bottom of the list of household chores for most of us. It could possibly have to do with the fact that your laundry room is too small, located in the basement or garage. If that’s the case, then it’s time to consider a laundry room renovation. You spend enough time doing laundry, so the room should be inviting and filled with the latest innovations!
Hi Janice – Well… that’s quite a lot of info and questions there. My advice… Moms tend to make the buying decisions when it comes to homes. And… finishing your basement can add quite a bit of value to your home. So, I would tear everything except the studs and the electrical out and refinish your basement the way you yourself would use it. After deciding to leave the tiles in place, the next step we took was to rip out … Read More
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Some specific regulations covering dormer extensions are required by the building department. Check with your local authority. Create a file and detail in writing their step by step instructions. Dormers are high visibility remodeling projects. Take the appropriate steps to be both a good neighbor and a good citizen. The effort will pay off for you and your family and your good will throughout the community.
Flooring treatments that work well upstairs can be a disaster in the basement, especially if wood sleepers” or underlayment is used. Instead of risking mold and moisture damage with above-grade” materials, choose our ThermalDry® flooring system. Made from high-strength PVC plastic (just like plumbing pipe), ThermalDry® flooring tiles won’t attract mold and can’t be damaged by moisture.
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