Increasing Your Home Value By Remodeling Your Basement

Increasing Your Home Value By Remodeling Your Basement

If you’re like most Americans, you find yourself looking for ways to create additional space in your current home. Many homeowners with basements decide to finish or remodel them to better maximize that square footage. Far from being a drafty place relegated to storing Christmas decorations and your furnace, basements are gaining a second life as vibrant family rooms, offices and even bedrooms for the kids or aging relatives (maybe even a man cave). There are many reasons to look at a basement remodeling project, but the best reason may be a surprise:  you can significantly improve the resale value of your home when you remodel this under-utilized space. Read more…?

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How to Remodel Using Reclaimed Materials

How to Remodel Using Reclaimed Materials

We have a responsibility to do everything that we can to reduce the quantity of resources that we consume, but that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice having a beautiful and welcoming home. If you have an upcoming remodeling project or just feel like it’s getting close to a time for a change, then you may end up with leftover materials from old structures and appliances that may not necessarily need to go right to the landfill. Reclaiming materials this way is less stressful on the environment even when compared to recycling, so keep an open eye for anything that you can repurpose while you plan your renovations. Read more…?

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