Let Us Help You Design Your Dream Basement

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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 needs and wants to create a layout that maximizes your basements potential. Our designers will...

Egress Windows 101

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

When Do I Need an Egress Window? All finished basements must have means of egress, a way to get out of the basement other than using the stairs.  If you have a walkout basement you will be all set.  If you do not have a walkout basement then you will be required to put in an egress window.  An important note: whether you have a walkout basement or not, if you are going...

Do You Know Whats Included In Your Contract?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

Buyer Beware! Before you sign any home improvement contract you need to know exactly what is included. Make sure your contract spells out the brand, collection, quantities and even serial numbers, if necessary, for each item listed in your contract. Clearly describing all of the elements of a contract keeps surprise costs, change orders and additional charges to a bare minimum. Many times homeowners will accept the lowest quote they receive...

Does Your Contractor Warranty Their Work?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

An email from one of our homeowners complementing our repair work brings us to the question. Does your contractor warranty their work? "Thanks for the follow-up and for backing up your work.  Much appreciated. -Mark." Having a warranty program in place allows us to stand behind our work if there is ever an issue. We want to ensure our homeowners that we stand behind our work and will be there...

Electric Fireplaces as a Design Feature

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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 fireplaces can be controlled with a remote and can offer some additional features that traditional...

How to Create The Ultimate Family Space!

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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 experience in designing families functional & usable finished basements. [caption id="attachment_575" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Bar stools...

Basement Remodeling from A to Z

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

Finishing your basement can be a bigger job than you may think. This A to Z list of basement remodeling can help you make the best decision as to hiring a contractor and ensuring a pleasant remodeling experience. Everything from searching for a contractor to deciding what type of spaces you want in your new space needs to be researched.   Airflow. Having good airflow is extremely important when properly...

Worth The Wait – What to Expect During Your Second Appointment.

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

Finishing your basement is no small task. In order to make sure everything goes smoothly we have a detailed process for every step of your remodeling project. This process starts with a first and second appointment with one of our Basement Specialists. But, why is there a second appointment? Your first consultation is to learn more about what you are looking for as well as for you to learn more...

What is an HDMI Stub Up?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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 floor that will allow you to run cords behind the finished wall keeping them hidden. Notice...

These 6 Things Can Have a Big Impact In Your Basement

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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: 1. Night Lights Night Lights are inviting. They bring a feeling of warmth late at night...