Making a List and Checking it Twice

December 2, 2019
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About Santa’s “Naughty or Nice” List   A big part of the holiday season seems to revolve around the “Jolly Old Elf” we call Santa Claus. The legend of Santa can be traced back to the 3rd century where he was admired for his kindness and became the subject of a variety of legends.  …

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Finished Basement Safety

September 26, 2019
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It often seems like no matter what you do with your basement renovation, it still looks and feels like a basement.  Basements typically have less than the standard 8 foot ceiling height between the concrete floor and the ceiling joists overhead.  This reduced height is often due to HVAC ductwork, load carrying beams, and posts. …

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Finished Basements

September 16, 2019
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Basements came about through a natural progression and over time.  Back in the log cabinet days, houses were simply placed on the ground.  It didn’t take long for the early settlers to realize that moisture and insects created deterioration at a rapid rate, therefore they began to place the logs onto a rock base.  Once…

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Navigating the Contractor Minefield

June 11, 2019
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The journey of remodeling can be a tricky one.  There are a lot of decisions that need to be made along your remodeling path.  The first and possibly most important decision is your choice of a contractor.  The contractor will be a significant part of the entire experience.  The contractor’s involvement in design, scheduling, communication,…

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