Thinking about a basement remodel?

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Thinking about a basement remodel?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

From beginning to end, a basement remodeling project may take more time than you initially anticipate. Finishing an entire Basement can be the same as finishing an entire upper level of the house. Our experts will have a Basement Finishing Process timeline along with the story of their company and the products we use. How early should I  get in contact with a contractor? A custom basement with a bath,...

Does Remodeling Your Basement Increase Your Home’s Value?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

What are the biggest things you look for when touring a new home? Kitchen, bathrooms, living area, and the basement? Having a nicely finished basement completed at the same quality as the upper levels of your home can boost your home's marketability to potential buyers. When looking for a new home, many homeowners want to look at the basement during the initial walk through. When the basement is unfinished with...

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...

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...

Nearing The End of Your Remodeling Project?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

Nearing the end of your remodeling project? Have you thought about creating a "punch list,” which details any outstanding items that need to be taken care of? These Punch Lists can be extremely helpful when making sure you and your project manager agree that the project is completed. A completed Punch List ensures that the contractor will be paid any remaining money owed by the homeowner, so this goes hand in hand with...

The Homeowner Experience

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

Remodeling can be a rough process especially when going through a large renovation such as a finished basement. A lot goes into the project from insulation, walls, flooring, electrical, and plumbing. Finding a company that cares for the customers overall experience can make a big difference throughout the project. We recently received the following comments from a homeowner regarding their project: They are very well organized, communicate well and always...

What is the Square Foot Price for Remodeling a Basement?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

[caption id="attachment_247" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Remodeling this basement created a bright open concept basement that the homeowners can now use to entertain.[/caption] Remodeling your basement is much different than remodeling the upstairs of your home. Since all of the mechanicals of your home are located within your basement, there are a lot of added challenges to work around during the construction and design process. This combined with wiring, piping, and often...

Do I Need To Pull Permits To Finish My Basement?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

A common question that we are asked is "Do I need to get a building permit to finish my basement?" The answer is Yes, and here's why. A renovation project such as a basement remodel or basement finishing often require many different components that should be inspected during construction. Things such as electrical, plumbing, and HVAC should all be inspected to make sure they are done to code. Checking a...

Don’t Overlook This Element of Your Basement!

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

Finishing your basement can offer additional usable space in your home. But, when it comes down to actually designing your basement a big element is often overlooked. That element is the amount of unfinished space or room that you leave for storage. Many times people think that they want to finish every last square foot of their basement but then realize they have no room for storage. A good way...

Taking the Scary Out of Remodeling

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

We have all heard the horror stories of home renovations and basement remodeling is no different. Having 15 years of experience in remodeling and finishing basements we can honestly say that we have seen it all! Everything from homeowner DIY nightmares to general contractors over promising and completely under delivering, nothing seems to surprise us anymore. After all, the construction industry is often called the most complained about industry... An...