Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Basement Remodeling 101

Hello again from Artisan Remodeling LLC.!

Today we are talking basements. Fixing up a dungy basement is not as bad as it sounds. Simple fixes can go a long way. Insulating the walls is a key component in a basement remodel as the concrete foundation walls are often cold and uninviting. Covering up plumbing and unsightly basement necessities, but still maintaining access, can create unique spaces such as this entertainment nook with closet. New lighting and new windows with white window wells help accentuate the natural light that already exists by bouncing it off of the well and ceiling. Just like your attic, the basement can be a great addition of comfortable space, it just takes a critical eye and an idea of how you might want to use it.

Thanks for visiting! Mike

Monday, November 1, 2010

What's in the Attic?

Many homes here in the Madison area have an upstairs "storage area". It really doesn't take much to transform that space into a cozy, usable living space. Here is a great example of how a space can change and still maintain the hidden storage ares as well. Recessing the furniture is a great way to maintain floor space while keeping the functionality of a favorite piece of furniture. An entertainment center is a popular option as well. Don't forget to measure twice before framing! After the demolition phase, adding electrical improvements and new insulation really add to the function and feel of the new space. You will be amazed at what can be added to your home by remodeling a space like this. Thanks for checking in! Mike