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

In Basement Remodeling, Design Tips & Tricks by Amy Iverson / June 28, 2019

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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: Selection Meeting 2 of 2

In Basement Remodeling, Design Tips & Tricks by Amy Iverson / May 16, 2019

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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 […]

10 Bars and The Cocktails They Inspire

In Design Tips & Tricks by Adam Jensen / March 22, 2019

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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 […]

Electric Fireplaces as a Design Feature

In Design Tips & Tricks by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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Thinking about finishing or remodeling your basement? Adding unique design features can help make sure your basement stands out. One great way to do this is to add an electric fireplace. Electric fireplaces have come a long way in recent years. They can be easily added to any space while still adding extra warmth. Electric […]

What is an HDMI Stub Up?

In Design Tips & Tricks by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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If we are finishing your basement and you have plans to mount your TV onto the wall we recommend something we call an HDMI Stub Up. What is an HDMI Stub Up? Behind the determined location of your TV, we will cut two holes into the wall, one behind the TV and one down towards the […]

These 6 Things Can Have a Big Impact In Your Basement

In Design Tips & Tricks by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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Focusing on the overall function and practicality of a design can seem monumental. Our designers will handle the greater concerns of your basement design such as wall placements for rooms, working around obstacles, and eliminating wasted space. Here are six things you should keep in mind when the construction of your dream space is complete: […]

Turning Your Basement Into A Spa

In Design Tips & Tricks by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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The basement is often the most overlooked area in a home. They are usually dark, dingy, and used for nothing more than storage. But the basement area of a home is valuable space. It should be utilized as part of the house to add to the value and beauty of the home. People have begun […]

Read This Before You Create A Home Theater!

In Design Tips & Tricks by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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Thinking about creating a home theater space in your home? Have you thought about how much space you may need to have for optimal viewing distance? Depending on the size of your TV you may need more space than you think to have the optimal view of the screen. For HDTVs, a good practice is […]

10 Design Elements That Will Make Your Basement Unique!

In Design Tips & Tricks by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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Are you interested in finishing your basement but need ideas on how to make it unique? Here is a list of 10 things to make your basement stand out! 1. Secret Door Adding a secret door to your basement creates an interesting feature that most others do not have. These secret doors are a great […]

4 Features Our Designers Love

In Design Tips & Tricks by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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    One of the best parts of designing basements is that they can be a blank canvas to work with. Our designers are always hard at work developing spaces that have unique design features to bring life to the basement. Adding these design features to the basement make the space feel more like the […]