How to Finish an Unfinished Basement

How to Finish an Unfinished Basement

You're considering remodeling your basement, maybe to add more value to your home or maybe to give your family extra space to grow. Either way, you're not quite sure the type of remodel you want for your basement. To help you decide, we've put together a quick list of popular basement remodels.   Family Room

How to Choose the Perfect Lighting for Your Living Room

How to Choose the Perfect Lighting for Your Living Room

Lighting provides us with the essential, subtle element that ties together the ambiance of a room. It can be used to accent an art piece or emphasize a fundamental design component. Choosing the right lighting for your living room will help accentuate key aspects and tie together the overall atmosphere. We've put together a quick lis...

Carpet or Hardwood? What Flooring Works Best with Your Home?

Carpet or Hardwood? What Flooring Works Best with Your Home?

Carpet and hardwood are two of the most popular chooses for flooring material in today's homes. But, which one will work best for you? Both have their advantages and disadvantages. In the more recent years, homes have been incorporating more alternative flooring options like linoleum and carpet in place of hardwood. Depending on your...

Home Remodels That May Require a Permit

Home Remodels That May Require a Permit

  While not all home remodels require a permit from the city, some do. We've put together a short list of items that may require a permit depending on where you live (building codes vary from town to town). Confused about which permits you need? Talk with your Contractor. They will be able to help you obtain the right permits...

Five (Almost) Mudrooms We Love

Five (Almost) Mudrooms We Love

Struggling with finding storage space in your home? Consider adding a cubby/shelving unit in an otherwise empty hallway! Here's a couple of almost mudrooms we love. Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below! Working in a small hallway? Keep it narrow! This mudroom shelving doesn't extend into the hallway, yet provides a f...

Watch Out for School Buses!

Watch Out for School Buses!

  With the kids returning to school, we'd just like to remind all of our great followers to watch out for school buses on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 174 school-age children died in school transportation related accidents from 2003 to 2013. 119 of those students were p...

Adding Skylights to Your Home

Adding Skylights to Your Home

Natural light has a healthy effect our our well-being. Studies have shown that natural light helps us , along with improving our focus/productivity. It also reduces the cost of energy in our homes. If you're looking to improve the light quality in your home, consider adding a skylight. Installing a skylight to any room in your home w...

West Side House, Finishing

West Side House, Finishing

We have been working hard on our new West side Northfield home. During the construction process the owners decided to change the exterior finish from smooth fiber-cement panels to Portland stucco. The stucco has been applied and finished in a bright white. With black windows, doors and trims this creates a sharp, distinct look for th...

East Side Remodel and Expansion

East Side Remodel and Expansion

We have started a nice remodel and addition on the east side of Northfield. This will eventually be a significant expansion of the existing house as we will be constructing a two-story addition as part of our work. Our first task was to remove the existing attached one car garage. We cut the roof between the house and garage and used...

Clean Out Your Garage Before Winter

Clean Out Your Garage Before Winter

Does your garage feel cluttered? Do you have to park on the street because your garage is full? It may be time to clean out your garage for good, especially with winter on its way. You'll want space in your garage for your car and other important items. Remember defrosting your car in zero-below weather? That wasn't fun, was it? Don'...