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Story #10

We started sharing our experiences as first-time homeowners and contractors because we think we’ve got a unique perspective, but we want these stories to be valuable to other homeowners. Our full-house remodel will include many common renovation projects, like removing a non-load-bearing wall between the kitchen and living room, replacing the flooring throughout, and painting. While we’re not doing an addition, we are adding a lot to the house, too—a bathroom, 2 egress windows, and cooking gas lines to the kitchen and backyard for a BBQ. There’s so much that we can write about, so help us pick the most interesting subjects to you.

    What questions do you have for Josh and the outstanding specialists we’re working with? As I’ve already hinted in the first 9 stories, I plan to spotlight some of our contractors. Jake (the plumber) and I want to make a video about basement bathrooms. Anthony could explain when you should hire a licensed electrician and when it’s safe to do it yourself. Do you want Carlos’ tips on furnace maintenance? Are there confusing words about mortgages that you want Jessica to explain? 

    Send us your questions and topic ideas:

    We look forward to answering your questions in future stories!


      Revealing Hidden Costs of Remodeling

      We accounted for the big-ticket items, like countertops and subcontractors, but it also felt like we were always adding things to our rehab budget. Little changes can add up quickly!

      Reuse As Much As Possible When Remodeling

      To protect the environment & our budget, we reused many of the original materials in our first house even though we completely remodeled it.

      Homebuyers, Look for These Clues to Potential Costly Repairs

      Homebuyers, you don’t need any construction knowledge to spot these clues to potential, costly repairs.

      What the Heck are Floating Floors?

      Our flooring services are only for snap-together products that can be installed as a floating floor. We explain what that means and why we chose it for our first home.

      What the Heck are Floating Walls?

      Building codes in Colorado require floating basement walls, but you don’t need magic to make that happen.

      Some Things Didn’t Go Smoothly

      Even though we regularly work with other contractors on clients’ projects, we still had issues with some of the new-to-us contractors & vendors we used to remodel our first home.

      The Best-Laid Plans…

      If you expect your plans to change, you may be able to roll with the design changes without freaking out.

      When a Wall Has Got to Go

      You don’t have to live with a wall you hate! See what a HUGE improvement we made by removing walls in our main living area.

      Moving the Stairs Maximized Our Space

      We knew the first time we saw the house that we wanted to move the stairs, but it took longer to come up with the best new spot for them.

      Digging into Egress Windows & Legal Basement Bedrooms

      With “Basements” in our company name and window installation as an expertise, we are asked to add egress windows a lot. Let’s dig into what an egress window is and why it matters.

      Beams to Basements Contractors logo with top of home & saw blade