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

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

by Amy Iverson / June 28, 2019

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 whimsy feel and did not want black. In the exercise room we chose a black...

Amy’s Series: Selection Meeting 2 of 2

by Amy Iverson / May 16, 2019

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 door hardware. I was told that I would need to have my plumbing and lighting...

10 Bars and The Cocktails They Inspire

by Adam Jensen / March 22, 2019

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 go best with this design. Take a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Read This Before You Create A Home Theater!

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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 to make the viewing distance 1-1/2 and 2-1/2 times the size of the screen diagonal....