Best of Houzz 2014

Best of Houzz 2015

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First, thank you to everyone who helped us received a Best of Houzz 2014 award. We’re proud to serve you and your neighbors all across the United States and Canada. Houzz members are once again being asked to write reviews that will be used for the Best of Houzz 2015 awards. Recently, Houzz sent out the following message […]

Secret Doorways – Featured On Houzz

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Secret doorways can be a fun way of maximizing space in your basement and improve its beauty and design. Design Your Basement was recently featured by in the Houzz blog post on secret doorways – “How to Create a Secret Doorway Behind a Bookcase.” Hide Unsightly Equipment Sump pumps are useful, but not very attractive. Unfortunately, […]

FAQ: Why do I need a basement design?

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Why do I need a basement design to finish my basement? At we get this question a lot. The answers to this go to the heart of why we started Save time and money with a basement design When remodeling a home, some people like the idea of flying by the seat of their […]

Join us at the Denver Home Show!

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We will be attending the Denver Home Show from March 14th to the 16th! We would love for you to stop by and see us in booth 1651 to talk more about your project or just to say, “Hi!” Call one of us for free entry to the show! Zach: 720-984-3673 Damian: 303-775-7036 Josh: 720-442-6817 […]

How to Find, Qualify, and Hire Quality Contractors!

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We could write a small book on how to find, qualify, interview, reference-check and write contracts with contractors. But a lot of people already have. So we won’t re-write it all here. Rather, you can check out the sources listed in our Resources section. Two of the best resources are: 1.      The Home Owners Guide […]

The Importance of Design

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The key to creating a finished basement that gets used and brings maximum resale value is design. And it’s not as simple as it looks. Finished basements pose unique design challenges. Obstructions like poles, pipes, soffits, HVAC, electrical, furnaces, stairs, water heaters and foundation anomalies all conspire to make designing comfortable, appealing lower-level living spaces […]

Do I Need a Permit or a Licensed Contractor?

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Before finalizing a contract for your finished basement project, make sure that your contractor: Is licensed to perform construction services in your jurisdiction Warrants that all permits and inspections will be obtained and all building codes strictly observed Is adequately insured for property damage and workmen’s compensation If you plan on doing some or all […]

What About Resale Value in My Basement!?

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You might wish to know how much of your original finished basement investment you can recover if you later sell your home. Unfortunately, there’s no scientific answer to this question. Once built, your finished basement is inseparable from your home, and home improvement costs are not itemized in the listing or sales contract for your […]