Finished Basement: Get it right the first time!

I love a basement, in every home I have bought or rented I have looked for a basement. If it wasn’t finished I mentally tallied up the cost it would take to finish it. What kind of flooring I could put there, the lighting, furniture and built-ins I can add. But finishing a basement or taking a portion and finishing it can be costly if not done correctly the first time.

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Different Types of Lighting

When we are looking for lighting options we are often provided with multiple light designs and fixtures, from recessed lighting that require contractors and tradesmen, to floor and desk lamps that need to have access to outlets. Ambient lighting, task or accent lighting are the most popular fixtures that are extremely versatile enough to be used in every room of the house.

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Cheap Kitchen Countertops

There’s no doubt that a kitchen overhaul can be pricey. From cabinets to flooring to accessories, the final cost of a remodel can be rather large, especially if you aren’t careful with your budget.

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Vinyl Flooring in the Kitchen

A popular choice for kitchens, this resilient flooring is a versatile, economical option. Vinyl comes in a wide range of colors and patterns that mimic hardwood, ceramics, and stone. The surface’s elasticity and warmth make it comfortable to stand on, and plates, cups, and glasses often won’t break when dropped.

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Bathroom Lighting

That single, small lighting fixture protruding from the middle of your bathroom ceiling doesn’t cut it by today’s lighting standards. What to do? Alternative sources of general lighting include recessed ceiling fixtures and indirect lighting that bounces off the ceiling or the walls. Adequate task lights have become a must, too.

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Outdoor Kitchen Lighting Ideas

Getting the right lighting will enhance every room, every color and even every mood. But did you know that the right lighting for your outdoor kitchen are can affect your food preparation and mosquito control?

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Tips for Taking Closest Measurements

Ready to upgrade your closets and looking at a closet system? First things are first, knowing how much space you have to work with. Exact measurements are very important for all wood closet systems when you need to cut them, if you are off by a 1/2 inch it can mean whether your system will fit or not fit. If you are working with a closet in your kitchen or bathroom allowing room for things like the appliances, entry doors and cabinets it is essential to get it right the first time.

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Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

If you’re looking to update your kitchen, just want to upgrade you kitchen backsplash or even install a new one, the first step is to look at the wide range of kitchen backsplash styles and materials available. If you are looking for a understated elegant look or a bold, intricate and eye-catching look, the choices for kitchen backsplashes are huge.

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Three Quarter Bathroom

Is your family in need of another bathroom, a second or even a third bathroom? This bathroom is all about function over relaxation, the idea is to get in and get out: toilet, sink, and/or shower while keeping it simple. But this doesn’t mean the space has to be plain Jane or ho hum. Adding interesting tile, updated fixtures, a unique mirror or decorative light fixture will spruce up this space.

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Painting Kitchen Appliances

Paint is an easy and affordable way to update a room, and it can go a long way in the kitchen. You can use paint to update just about anything in your kitchen, from walls and backsplashes to tables and even appliances.

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