Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Amazing Ideas for Basement Finishing



Basement finishing can feel like a giant overwhelming task, but in planning such a home renovation, you can also have a lot of fun! In planning this post, I went out to a whole bunch of home improvement resources to bring you the best trends and ideas in the industry right here in one place.

So, you have an unfinished basement, in other words, a fantastic blank canvas of endless possibility. What are you going to put in that basement besides junk? Well, most people will include a gathering space in the finished basement that includes a TV, perhaps surround sound too. If you have a few different video game systems you might also consider storage for the games and systems you use. On the other hand, VCR's and tapes are pretty obsolete, so you may not need so much space for tapes or even your DVD's as most movies are on streaming now.

After a great gathering space with plenty of games to go around, you might also consider putting an in-home office in your basement. You may also want to think about how much natural light would be available to space if you plan to spend a lot of time there. Get yourself some comfy office chairs and maybe some built-in desks. Don't forget some space for books or other office knick-knacks.
Man cave? No problem. You can add some vintage signage, a workbench, and cork-board to hang up all the tools. Perhaps you collect license plates and want to hang those up too. Make it fun and make it yours! Got bottle caps? Create an incredible wall art or flooring with all those bottle caps that will blow your friends away.

Don't worry, I didn't leave the woman out. How about a craft room? A place for some sewing and a closet for storing all your fabric. Count me in! Finish your basement with a touch of sparkle by adding custom shelving units for all the craft supplies from paints to scrap-booking to a place for all your yarn projects.

Finishing the basement is a large task that you probably won't be able to do all on your own. From framework to electrical and ensuring you are abiding by all the current building codes you may require a professional contractor to help you out. If your project could use some expert advice, give our buddies at loganremodelingpros.com a call.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Libraries of the Future


Public and school libraries have remained relatively the same throughout the last twenty years of the explosion of technological advancements. However, the way that people do research has changed. Living in a world where almost any question can be answered with "Hey Alexa", "Siri", or "okay Google" has almost left reference sections in libraries desolate unused spaces. 

Library spaces today need more private or even small soundproof rooms for students to study in. Quiet spaces for writing papers, recording audio all to yourself, or even just a space for alone time would greatly improve the functionality of library space. Printers are something however, most people don't want to be lugging around with them. Imagine what a pain that would be! 

A functional public city center library should be also a place of refuge for a city. This means that it can be a seismically reinforced building with base isolators for our specific area here in Utah. It can be a place to hold public voting and other political events. Classes for the community can be taught at a library too.

Some incredible libraries even have mini theaters you can reserve for parties! How about gaming consoles you can check out? Other libraries create entire rooms for gamers to get together. 

What about an in-home library? Well, our friends over at loganremodelingpros.com can help you out with this too! From securely installing ceiling supports for indoor hammocks to custom shelving or even a secret door bookcase, they have you covered! Want an epic room for books? No problem! 
You can even have moving shelves installed where isles open between them with one push of a button. You can have even more space for your beloved old & worn books! 

Monday, May 4, 2020

Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen remodeling, especially when done by a licensed general contractor is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home and make it a comfortable place where your family will want to gather for years to come.

Renovated kitchen



Friday, May 1, 2020

Build a beautiful water feature!

Our friends over at Healthy Home have just added a new post on the benefits of adding a backyard water feature. Hop on over and check it out!


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