Home Furnishings and ShelvingWritten by David Kunstek
Its spring time and that means we start working on our homes. Cleaning, organizing, purchasing new things to spruce place up are just some of home furnishings we do. Why do we go to all this effort? Well, that's simple! We want our homes to be comfortable, clean, and beautiful so that we can enjoy it! One way to add extra storage or a great touch to a room is to add some shelving.
Adding shelving to a room can do more then create a place to store books. It can be a great focal point as well. Imagine walking into a room and being drawn to a wall of shelving displaying your favorite treasures? Of course, shelving does have some great advantages. It allows for a place to display your items, store a multitude of things, or so many more functions.
Home furnishings, like shelving are easy to find and install. It does not have to be something that causes panic. Many times we worry
Finishing your Basement Can be Very RewardingWritten by Mark Donovan
Transforming your home's basement into a finished space can prove to be very rewarding. Frequently additional living space is used for a variety of entertainment functions including: Recreation Rooms, Bars, Gyms, Billiard Rooms, Home Theatres and Family Rooms. In addition, Bedrooms and Bathrooms are also incorporated into floor space. Typically square foot cost of finishing a basement is significantly lower than other floors within home.
Planning is critical before starting a Finished Basement project. From a financial standpoint, first determine how big your budget is and how you will finance project. Will a mortgage be required or can you refinance or obtain a home equity loan?
From project standpoint, carefully consider what you want to use space for. As part of this consideration, consider ceiling heights, existing pipes, Oil Tanks, and Heating and Water systems. Also consider lighting. To make a Finished Basement cozy, warm and comfortable, number and kinds of lights to install is key. In addition, consider natural lighting. Can additional windows be installed and will they be appropriate for finished space?