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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: 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...

Amy’s Series: Selection Meeting 1 of 2

by Amy Iverson / May 9, 2019

https://youtu.be/z1NWPVaX6Ws Part 1 - What happens in a selection meeting After you sign the proposal, the next step is meeting with your Project Developer.  Pam and Chelsea were our Project Developers and were great in helping us with plan details and color selections. They made the selection process fun and stress free as we worked through all the details.   https://youtu.be/cy2AtwNX94I Part 2 - How Our Selection Meeting Went The...

Introduction to Amy’s Basement Blog Series

by Amy Iverson / May 2, 2019

[embed]https://youtu.be/chYJ8LOMWtQ[/embed] Steve and I bought a new house this past summer.  When we moved in we had lots of projects and renovations that we wanted to accomplish. We quickly started making a list and prioritizing.  Yes, finishing the basement was on the list, but is was at the very bottom.  So far at the bottom we didn't even know if we were going to finish it.  After living here for...