Remodeling Project

Turn Your Basement into Something Beautiful

The basement is one of the most under-utilized and wasted spaces in homes throughout America. Whether your basement is full of boxes and storage or finished and empty, here are some of our best ideas to help you maximize your basement space. A Family Hangout Space Does your family struggle to find a single space in your home that can entertain everyone from your teenager to your baby? The basement is the perfect space for a family hangout area! A finished basement is typically large enough to have multiple activity areas, so you can accommodate everyone’s interests. Your basement could feature any (or all) of the following activity areas: An entertainment area with an entertainment center or move theatre A playroom A home gym to work out while spending time together A wine cellar and bar for the adults to entertain A craft room A pool table or billiards area A video game area A reading nook When you build a space that has something for everyone, everyone will spend their time enjoying each other’s company. A family hangout spot will truly transform the way that you and your children spend time together. Space for Your College Student Do you have a college student who spends semesters on campus but heads home for the summer months? Use your basement as an apartment for your college student or teenager. Your student will appreciate having their own space and you will be able to use the rest of your basement throughout the rest of the year. If you have a college student that lives at home during the school year, turning your basement into a study and living space is a fantastic idea. They’ll still be a part of the family, but they will also have a quiet retreat to focus on […]

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Price vs. Reputation

When choosing the right contractor for a remodeling project, many homeowners focus on price at the expense of other aspects. The price might be remarkably low, but will the project be completed on time? Is the contractor experienced or is this his first time installing a hardwood floor? A contractor that comes with great references from people you trust should always trump price—here’s why. Corners Won’t Be Cut You get what you pay for during your remodeling project. If your contractor provides you with the lowest price and no detailed bid explaining the breakdown of labor, fixtures and other supplies, he might be cutting corners in order to get your business. A desperate contractor seeks work at your expense, leaves the job partially or poorly done and almost always ends up costing you more in the long run. They Know What They’re Worth A contractor who charges a fair rate and comes with fantastic recommendations is always the better choice over the inexpensive contractor. Skilled labor is not cheap and costs more than unskilled or inexperienced labor. You wouldn’t choose a dentist or doctor who offered labor for free (or even for minimum wage), so why would you consider a contractor who undervalues his labor? Selecting a highly recommended contractor means selecting years of experience and expertise. They Can Save You Money Experienced and well recommended contractors might cost you more in the short term, but they almost always save you money in the long term. A successful and high-quality installation will last longer than a cheap one, so you won’t need to worry about replacing your flooring after only a few years. Skilled contractors can also identify current and potential problems in your home to address them before they become even more costly. Basement finishing and room remodeling involves […]

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