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The old siding on my home had finally reached the end of its lifespan. This meant it was time to re-side my home. After doing some research, I knew what features I wanted for my new siding. One of the features that was most important to me was the appearance of the siding and how it would increase the curb appeal of my home. Siding wraps around your entire home and can make it look old and dated, or new and modern. With this website, I hope to discuss different siding products and discuss what sort of appeal and look it can bring to your home. This can help you select the siding type that will impact the overall appearance of your home for the better.

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Finishing Your Basement? 3 Things To Consider

by Kent George

If you own a new-build house, then you know just how much of a luxury having a finished basement can be. Not only are finished basements typically excluded from the final price of a house which makes them harder for people to afford, but the cost of finishing a basement averages for about 20-30k depending on how much square footage you have to finish. If, however, you have saved up or taken out a HELOC in order to get the funding for your basement, then this article has a few tips for you to really get the most out of your basement.  

1. Hire a Basement Waterproofing Company

If you live in an area of the country that is prone to flooding, snow, or a lot of rain, then you may want to consider waterproofing your basement. Basement waterproofing includes materials that are used to help protect your house from penetrating water so that your house doesn't get quite as damaged if there is a large leak or a flood. Before your contractor starts the drywall portion of your new basement, talk to them about waterproofing. Usually, basement waterproofing companies like to coat the brick or the foundation before they frame things off, so that water damage is less likely. 

2. Plan Out Your Electrical Work

One of the most fun parts with starting any sort of remodeling project, like a finished basement, is that you get to plan out all of the electrical which you may not have had much of a say in while your house was getting built. For instance, if you want built-in shelves in your family room, then you may want to have your electrician install lights above your shelves so that you can hang sconces; these kinds of custom touches will really help bring your basement from basic to custom. 

3. Work With an Architect

You can use the basic plans that your builder used for other basements in your area with your same layout, or you can contact an architect or designer to help you with a different layout that meets all of your family's wants and needs. 

Finishing your basement is something to be excited about, but it's also something that can be stressful. To help you focus on ways to get the most out of your basement remodel, use the tips in this article to bring your basement to life while keeping it protected from things like water damage. 

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