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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 […]

Katie and Pam, Designers not Contractors!

In Design Tips & Tricks 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 […]

Let Us Help You Design Your Dream Basement

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

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Knowing what type of spaces you want in your basement is one thing, knowing where to put it all is another story. We are here to help you every step of the way with experienced and trained designers who are dedicated to creating the lower level you have always imagined! They will work with your […]

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 […]

How to Create The Ultimate Family Space!

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

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Beginning the basement finishing process is fun and easy. Start by searching for inspirational photos and saving them online at a site like Houzz or Pinterest. Although it is easy to begin saving pictures of ideas for a multi functional living space, it is not always easy to piece it all together. Our certified designers have years of […]

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 […]