04
Sep

Basement Finish Building Permits in Colorado Springs

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You live in Colorado Springs, and you want to finish your basement. However, you’re doing the work by yourself. Sure, a few friends will help, but you’re the one who is responsible for finishing your basement. Let me ask you a question: Do you need a permit? If you answered “No,” go to the back of the class. Sorry, but the fact is no matter who is doing the work – you or a contractor you hire – you have to obtain a permit in Colorado Springs. Truth be told, you probably need a permit no matter where you...

15
Aug

Overcoming Challenges When Finishing Your Basement

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You’ve made the decision. You’re going to finish your basement. After all, it’s going to be a fabulous room, and you’ll be adding valuable square footage to your home. Maybe it’ll be a guest suite for your in-laws, complete with their own kitchen and a spa-inspired bathroom. How about installing a home theater, with theater-type seating and elegant lighting? What about a playroom for the younger kids or a hangout room for your older ones? Your unfinished basement is a blank slate, after all. You can make it as elegant or as casual as you choose. It’s extra space...

09
Aug

Basement Bathrooms – the Final Touch for Your Basement Remodel

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When remodeling or finishing a basement, multiple ideas come to mind such as a home theater or big screen TV viewing room. Other ideas may include a playroom, a family room or a guest bedroom suite. No matter what your idea for the finished basement might be, it should include a bathroom. There are numerous reasons why you’d want to install a bathroom, but most importantly is that it will add value to your home. Even if you have several other bathrooms, an extra one in the basement only will add to the appeal of the home. When it...

25
Aug

Bringing a Modern Flair to Your Basement Design

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When it comes to designing your basement finish or remodel, the possibilities are endless. In fact, you can pretty much do whatever you want with your space – limited only by your budget. However, adding a modern flair to your basement design doesn’t have to break the bank. No matter your budget, there’s a way to add that modern look to your basement finish or remodel by following a few tried and true modern basement finishing ideas. There are numerous ideas for finishing a basement, and every family has their own vision. It may be a play area, a...

30
May

The Ultimate Basement Finishing Cost Guide

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Understanding the costs of basement finishing Your family got together, sat down and started throwing out some terrific ideas on creating a custom basement for your home. After all, finishing an existing area is much less costly than adding on a new structure. But how much time and money will each part of the basement finish take? The basic answer is, “it all depends.” I’m not trying to back out of giving a solid answer, mind you – I’m just being both honest and realistic. There are many different variables that go into the cost estimation of basement finishing....

23
May

Top Tips For Basement Remodeling

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Congratulations – you’ve made a decision! Ok, before we get into the top 10 tips for basement remodeling, you deserve some congrats. Because the fact is, making a decision to remodel or finish a basement is the hardest part of the process. Sure, there’s deciding on what material to have on the floor, what type of countertops you want in the bar or kitchen area, whether to put in a full bath, a home theater, a… Well, as you can see there are a lot of decisions you’ll still need to make. But the most important decision of all...

25
Apr

Quality vs Cost In Basement Finishing

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“Go for quality, not the lowest cost” You’ve heard it countless times before, on just about every major purchase you’ve made in your life: don’t go with the lowest cost – go for quality. It’s absolutely true, and it’s never more important than when you’re considering finishing your basement in your home. Sure, you think you’re different, and you have the capability to go out and find a genuine bargain – where you’ll get a low cost without sacrificing quality. Well, we hate to burst your bubble, but the truth of the matter is that, whatever you’re buying, you...

18
Apr

Basement Timing: Custom or Builder Finish?

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You choose: custom basement finish, or builder finish? Ok, you bought that beautiful new home. The one you’ve had your eye on for months. You’ve picked out the bedrooms, the flooring, the window coverings – all is set and ready to go. Now it’s time to finalize the deal, and the sales agent asks if you want to have the basement finished by the builder, or using your own custom finisher. Wait, the basement? Yes, the basement. You don’t want an unfinished basement, do you? Of course not! There is a lot of space just waiting for you to...

24
Mar

That Basement Needs To Get Finished!

Craftsman Basement Finishing Hire a Pro

  Exclusive Bonus Content: Download Here our recommendations for remodeling your home, and tips on how to get the most bang for your buck You’ve made the decision to do something with your unfinished basement. Good for you! Maybe you’re moving into a new home with an unfinished basement, and the builder offers you some options. Or perhaps you’ve purchased a home that has an unfinished basement. Whatever the reason, finishing your basement can not only bring you years of enjoyment in the new space, it can also increase the value of your home.   But wait a minute;...

17
Mar

Basement finishing? Your best bet is working with a pro!

Craftsman Basement Finishing Hire a Pro

Exclusive Bonus Content Download Here our cost chart and recommendations on how to get the most bang for your buck Ok, you either purchased a new home or you’ve moved into your “forever home.” The kitchen is perfect. The bedrooms are more than you could have expected. The master bath is like a spa, and the dining room is just begging for a dinner party. All that’s left is that unfinished basement. Some see that unfinished basement as a tough project. After all, what is the best use of all that space? Others see it as an amazing opportunity....


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