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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…

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…

Selection Meeting 1 of 2

by Amy Iverson / May 9, 2019

Part 1 - What happens in a selection meeting After you sign the proposal, the next step is meeting with your Project Developer.  Pam and Chelsea were our Project Developers and were great in helping us with plan details and color selections. They made the selection process fun and stress free as we worked…

Introduction to Amy’s Basement Blog Series

by Amy Iverson / May 2, 2019

Steve and I bought a new house this past summer.  When we moved in we had lots of projects and renovations we wanted to accomplish and quickly starting making a list and prioritizing.  Yes, finishing the basement was on the list, but is was at the very bottom.  So far at the bottom we didn't…

10 Bars and The Cocktails They Inspire

by Adam Jensen / March 22, 2019

Have you ever looked at something and it inspired a thought or feeling? Do you ever just see a place or thing and think about other things like food or drinks. If so then these bars from past jobs are sure to make you think of some pretty awesome things. We were looking at them…

Thinking about a basement remodel?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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From beginning to end, a basement remodeling project may take more time than you initially anticipate. Finishing an entire Basement can be the same as finishing an entire upper level of the house. Our experts will have a Basement Finishing Process timeline along with the story of their company and the products we use. How…

Create a New Lower Level Rather Than A Basement

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

remodeled basement with open floorplan and industrial design

Your basement doesn't have to be boring and dull. Many things can be done to take your space to a new level. Using design features and a proper flow in the basement can make all the difference. Here are a few things that you can do to help create the basement you have always wanted:…

Does Remodeling Your Basement Increase Your Home’s Value?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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What are the biggest things you look for when touring a new home? Kitchen, bathrooms, living area, and the basement? Having a nicely finished basement completed at the same quality as the upper levels of your home can boost your home's marketability to potential buyers. When looking for a new home, many homeowners want to…

20 Things to Ask Your Contractor

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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It's frustrating as a "good guy" contractor to hear stories from family and customers about their terrible contractor experiences.  Just this past week I have heard from my mother-in-law and a customer about the contractor that asked for all the money before they were done with the job. So, now the contractor won't finish the…

Katie and Pam, Designers not Contractors!

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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When it comes to a large renovation project such as a basement remodel, there is a lot to think about in terms of the design and layout. For most of us, it is extremely difficult to see the potential in an unfinished basement. Pipes, exposed posts, and concrete flooring, are just a few of the…