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Amy’s Blog Series: Punch Out Phase

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Amy’s Blog Series: Punch Out Phase

by Amy Iverson / August 1, 2019

We are in the "Punch Out" phase of our project.  This is where it all comes together. Our project manager told us he had it all under control and it turns out he did. Seems like a slow couple of weeks as details are being tended too and making sure all contract items are installed.  But this time period is important, as these are the nitty-gritty items you will be...

Amy’s Series: Light Fixture Issues

by Amy Iverson / June 20, 2019

https://youtu.be/wb_l11LA5t0 I was super excited to see my lights installed. This didn't go so smooth. Laundry Room Light: As I mentioned before, I found two lights on Houzz and was super excited about them.  I couldn't wait to come home and see them installed.  While I was at work the electrician called and informed us that the laundry room lights were Euorpean and the wiring wasn't going to work.  He...

Amy’s Series: Painting Phase

by Amy Iverson / June 13, 2019

Looking Like a Finished Basement! A lot has happened since the last video.  The drywall is up, cabinets are installed, the trim & doors are installed, the barn wood and barn door are hung and the floor is laid. It is looking good!  I love seeing all the selections come together and so happy that the colors and textures work together. https://youtu.be/HfsNpXE8MpA Drywall Mess I was very concerned about the...

Amy’s Series: After Rough Mechanical

by Amy Iverson / June 5, 2019

  https://youtu.be/VXeR9h9kyMc The Mess, The Noise, And Change Orders! The Mess: The rough carpentry and rough mechanicals are complete and we didn't experience much mess yet.  Pretty painless at this stage of the project. The Noise: Steve and I were out of town during the rough mechanicals. Even if we were in town we would have been at work, so we wouldn't have heard the noise.  But, this was the...

Amy’s Series: Ready For Construction

by Amy Iverson / May 30, 2019

Measure Meeting: Now that we have made our color and material selections, our project is almost ready for production.  Next we will be meeting with our Project Manager, Steve Marco.  At this meeting the plan dimensions will be verified, ceiling details will be discussed,  and look for cracks that could be issues.  We will also confirm how the crew will be entering the home, how the online calendar works, and...

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...