Remodeling a kitchen is a time consuming endeavor but in the end it’s worth it! There is a lot that goes into remodeling a kitchen such as design and layout, demolition, opening up space, installing cabinets, countertops, appliance shopping and so much more. What matters is the foundation of the kitchen. Making sure it is a fine, sturdy and balanced foundation is what matters to us. The foundation is what will make your kitchen last for years to come.
Decks are for enjoying the outdoors and sipping coffee during sunrise. They are also meant to last years, if done correctly. The flashing is installed firstly to make sure moisture won’t rot the wood away. Then you move on to adding your support beams and enter into making the frame. When it comes to decks there are certain insurance and area codes that will have be taken into consideration. Safety and compliance should be your first priority. Other such things that we keep into consideration are water damage, maintenance, and weight limit. There are now many options in terms of design and material that you can choose from to build your deck such as composite wood, regular and pre-treated wood.
Renovating a bathroom has a way of paying itself off. Oftentimes, a remodeled bathroom is the best thing to do because it adds value to your home and it looks amazing. It’s going to get rough before it gets better. In a bathroom remodel, you first have to demolish the old away and start laying the foundation for the new. It may be necessary to repair and plaster some areas. Next, while your pipes and appliances are exposed they will be updated. Then the new tile is laid down and the new fixtures, cabinets, sink and shower are installed and then the paint and hardware.
Egress windows provide an emergency exit in a basement. If your windows are too small, it’s time for an upgrade. There are a lot of safety criteria that go along with an egress window such as opening requirement of 5.7 sq ft, how easy the window operates, and amount of space between the window and the window well. If you have an attic and basement but remodel them into family rooms or offices it does not need an egress window; however if you make that space into a bedroom it is required to add an egress window. Not having an egress window could mean being trapped when you really need to flee.
Basements and Additions
Basements and additions are often a questionable factor when building a house. There are a lot of things to question such as area and the ability to dig in a certain area. In Minnesota, basements are quite common and many people want to use it for extra space. Basements can be used for many purposes such as a family room, exercise room, play room, kitchen or even a bedroom. Whatever the purpose is, remodeling one can be smooth task with the right people. At Christian Brothers Construction we do cement work, design, plaster, sheet rock and insulation. We’ll repurpose your basement to whatever fits your needs.