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10 Bars and The Cocktails They Inspire

by Adam Jensen / March 22, 2019

10 Bars and the Cocktails they Inspire 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 and they made us think which cocktail would...

Thinking about a basement remodel?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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 early should I  get in contact with a contractor? A custom basement with a bath,...

Create a New Lower Level Rather Than A Basement

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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: 1. Crown Molding Adding crown moldings in your basement can really create a much more...

Does Remodeling Your Basement Increase Your Home’s Value?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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 look at the basement during the initial walk through. When the basement is unfinished with...

20 Things to Ask Your Contractor

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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 job and they didn't build the job right. This is why contractors have a bad...

Katie and Pam, Designers not Contractors!

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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 things that tend to make envisioning a new space nearly impossible. Without proper skills and...

Want The Rustic Wood Look With The Durability Of Tile?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

When it comes to your lower level, the fewer wood products the better. So how do you get that rustic wood flooring look everyone is talking about? Tile that resembles reclaimed wood is an increasingly popular choice! This tile recreates the look of reclaimed wood flooring, including replicated nail holes, to create a rustic and contemporary look without the downfalls of ordinary wood products. Even better? Tile is available in...

See Your Finished Basement Before It Is Built!

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

Whether you are deciding to finish your lower level for added entertaining space, extra guest space, a place for the kids to hang out, or a fitness room, imagining what the basement will look like before it's built can be tough. Not everyone has an eye for reading and understanding blueprints. That is why we offer 3-Dimensional images of your basement before we begin construction! You can see multiple views...

What to Look For in a Contractor Before Starting a Basement Renovation

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

Anyone who has dealt with home construction or remodeling can tell you just how difficult it can be at times. Having construction workers in your home, drywall dust, machinery, as well as early mornings and late nights of construction noise. Although, working with a contractor who offers you the best possible customer experience can make a world of difference. If your contractor has the established people and processes for each...

Have You Considered Learning A Skilled Trade Rather Than College?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

Have you ever considered learning a skilled trade such as carpentry or construction work instead of attending a traditional college? Many will answer no, but it could be a smarter decision for many students post high school. If you are not one to enjoy getting up every morning to go work at a desk job, a career in skilled trades could be a better suiting option. Attending a trade school...