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Amy’s Blog Series: Punch Out Phase

by Amy Iverson / August 1, 2019

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We are in the "Punch Out" phase of our project.  This is where it all comes together. Our project manager told us he had it all under control and it turns out he did. Seems like a slow couple of weeks as details are being tended too and making sure all contract items are installed. …

20 Questions to Ask Your Contractor

by Adam Jensen / July 29, 2019

It's frustrating as a contractor who truly cares about our homeowners to hear stories from families about the terrible experiences they have had with contractors. It is even more frustrating to be that homeowner dealing with the contractor. This is why the construction industry has a bad reputation. The good news is that there are…

Amy’s Series: White Painted Ceiling vs. Black Painted Ceiling

by Amy Iverson / June 28, 2019

When I told my project manager about my choice to paint the laundry room ceiling white he was concerned I may not be happy with the outcome.  He warned me that I would see all the imperfections of the wood (splinters, wires, caulk, etc.)  I didn't mind this, as I was going for a light…

Amy’s Series: Light Fixture Issues

by Amy Iverson / June 20, 2019

I was super excited to see my lights installed. This didn't go so smooth. Laundry Room Light: As I mentioned before, I found two lights on Houzz and was super excited about them.  I couldn't wait to come home and see them installed.  While I was at work the electrician called and informed us…

Amy’s Series: Painting Phase

by Amy Iverson / June 13, 2019

Looking Like a Finished Basement! A lot has happened since the last video.  The drywall is up, cabinets are installed, the trim & doors are installed, the barn wood and barn door are hung and the floor is laid. It is looking good!  I love seeing all the selections come together and so happy that…

Amy’s Series: After Rough Mechanical

by Amy Iverson / June 5, 2019

  The Mess, The Noise, And Change Orders! The Mess: The rough carpentry and rough mechanicals are complete and we didn't experience much mess yet.  Pretty painless at this stage of the project. The Noise: Steve and I were out of town during the rough mechanicals. Even if we were in town we would…

Amy’s Series: Ready For Construction

by Amy Iverson / May 30, 2019

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Measure Meeting: Now that we have made our color and material selections, our project is almost ready for production.  Next we will be meeting with our Project Manager, Steve Marco.  At this meeting the plan dimensions will be verified, ceiling details will be discussed,  and look for cracks that could be issues.  We will also…

Amy’s Series: Cleaning Out Basement

by Amy Iverson / May 23, 2019

So construction is going to start soon. I need to get the construction site cleaned up and ready for the crew.  I have a few options to explore when deciding what to do with my "stuff" while they're working in the basement for a couple months. Options for cleaning out the basement:  Donate unwanted…

8 Things To Ask Your Contractor Before You Sign

by Adam Jensen / May 16, 2019

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Starting a remodeling project on your home is no small task. There are many different moving pieces when it comes to a large remodeling project such as a kitchen or basement. Everything from framing, painting, and flooring needs to be scheduled and completed in a timely manner to keep the project moving. Asking a few…

Amy’s Series: Selection Meeting 2 of 2

by Amy Iverson / May 16, 2019

Pam and I met for a second time to complete the our color choices.  In the last meeting we finalized the design, now we need to pick out the plumbing fixtures, flooring, cabinets, counter tops, back-splash at the bar, door styles, paint/stain colors...what else?  Oh yeah, the wood on the fireplace wall, hand rail, and…