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I had easy access to running all my electric for my ceiling lighting. I mounted all my recessed lights up in the rafters and all on dimmer switches. This is a awesome look when all completed and you dim those lights with that black ceiling above. This is exactly what I was up against in the rancher I live in. I needed more living space but didn’t want to move to a larger home.
We had lots of old doors with this house so we used them. This one I painted with chalk paint so I would have a chalk board and hung it on our laundry room. Chalk paint is handy to use around the house. I have a hub about chalk paint. If you feel like it check it out. … Read More
My One Call LLC in conjunction with is a Basement Finishing referral service. We are a Gold Star recipient with the Better Business Bureau 2002-2007, and have help thousands of home owners find a reliable Basement finishing company. Over the course of many years the following represents the most frequently asked questions about contractors.
Many older basements were finished with mold-friendly materials like wood studs, gypsum board and fiberglass insulation. In these basements, mold, mildew and wood rot can often be found on lower wall areas. Do choose your flooring wisely: think about what kind of space you want to create, the expected level of traffic and your budget. These are good guidelines to help you make the perfect choice. The tile for our backsplash was delivered on Jan. 11. It took three weeks to get here from Spain, and it was the wrong tile! It took several calls, but … Read More
The way I decorate and I try to use what we have. I’m not a good decorator, but I do try. I like the house to look homey and I like the country look or shabby chic. I love old stuff. I like to reuse, redo and make things look like new. I’m always recycling everything I find.
Two difficult areas to add exterior charm to cheaply. Yet, look at the use of the arches for the garage at the right. Adding the metal roof was another element that surprisingly works very well. Perhaps not for every home’s décor but a great idea to start thinking about. OTHER BEDROOMS: The same as the master bedroom, however if it is the kids room, the beds usually don’t have to be staged the same way. Make sure toys are stored away and markings on the walls are removed. This is wonderful wilderness … Read More
If you’re thinking about hiring a basement remodeling contractor, you’re probably searching for a reputable company with a history of delivering quality workmanship.
Finishing the basement increases the value of a home, and since a remodeled basement is attractive to many buyers, it may help sell the home more quickly. Depending on the location of the home and local regulations, a finished basement with the proper features can usually be included in the official square footage of a home’s for-sale listing. What a great job you did on the cabinet. You have given me some fresh ideas for the master bathroom.
The new attic room is still in the planning stages, but research into spiral staircase kits has turned up some fascinating options. Some are viable, but some of them take up too much space, or are lovely, but just too impractical. Another area in which professional help can really … Read More
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.
All the doors still need their topcoat … Read More
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
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 … Read More
We can likely shave thousands off your project’s cost, while ensuring the proper structure upon which to stage your new ideas. Let us bring our technical expertise to the table.
My family actually lived in a Quonset hut when I was about four years old but I don’t have any real clear memories about how it looked. I wish I did because I am currently writing a book about my family. dahoglund, I understand the energy thing we’re running out of it and it takes longer to get anything done around here. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the sharing.
I was fortunate that were we live there was never any signs of water problems in our neighborhood and with that most of the homes here all have carpeted basements, so just keep the water and dampness in mind when deciding on you finished basement floor. At Thrasher, … Read More