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Amy’s Blog Series: Punch Out Phase


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: 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...

Introduction to Amy’s Basement Blog Series

by Amy Iverson / May 2, 2019

[embed][/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...

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,...

Basement Remodeling and Home 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? 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. While looking for a new home, many homeowners want to look at the basement during the initial walk through. When the basement is unfinished with visible...

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...