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The Informative Hat Channel & Furring Channel Guide

Hat channels come in a variety of materials and sizes, and they can be used in applications with specific projects.  When it comes to renovating or rebuilding the walls and ceilings of your basements, it is necessary to understand how to use the correct hat channel for furring. Most basement renovation projects include masonry walls and possibly even ceiling assemblies. Depending on the type of wall you are going to build, whether it’s a concrete wall or drop ceiling, you can insert your hat channel in a variety of different ways. What is a Hat Channel? [...]

Need New Flooring? – 6 Reasons to Select Carpet for Your Next Project

Spring is always a good time to spruce up your home or to revamp the house interior. Most people simply resort to the dreaded annual decluttering and deep spring cleaning, but there are those who are already “window shopping" online for new paint colors or a colorful plush carpet to change the look of their bedrooms, living room or family room. They are eagerly coming up with ideas on how best to remodel their home. So, we can all agree that a dream renovation project renders the perfect opportunity for folks to choose and buy new carpeting. [...]

45 Basement Kitchenette Ideas to Help You Entertain in Style

Basement kitchenettes are starting to gain popularity as more and more basements are turned into warm living areas.  We are seeing many homeowners including a kitchenette or some type of beverage center in their basement renovation plans. In almost all cases, a basement kitchenette is a small part of a larger basement living area. For example, you might have a family room in the basement with a kitchenette built at one end.  Maybe you have a theater area with a kitchenette nearby where the family can enjoy some refreshments; or even a guest bedroom with a kitchenette--giving the occupant [...]

Porcelain vs Ceramic Tile: Which One Is Better

One of the things a lot of homeowners often wonder when creating their dream house is what flooring material would be better for their kitchen, bathroom, and the like. Should they opt for porcelain tiles, or ceramic tiles? Which one would be more practical and durable? These people are aware that porcelain and ceramic tiles each have their own unique characteristics. What they cannot determine is what makes one better than the other, and that's what we're going to discuss in this article. The Difference Between Ceramic Tile vs Porcelain Tile Despite the fact that ceramic and porcelain tiles look [...]

Basement Window Requirements: What You Need to Know Before Adding a Bedroom to Your Basement

So, you're looking to add a bedroom to the basement space in your home; doing so will increase your home's square footage, functionality, and resale value down the road, making it a great option--especially if you're looking to sell in the near future. On the other hand, you should be aware that simply putting up some drywall to and adding a door to create a separate bedroom isn't enough. In fact, there are some specific basement window requirements that you'll need to follow in order for your new basement space to be considered a proper bedroom. You Need an Egress [...]