If your basement is limited to storing the artificial Christmas tree and several pieces of discarded furniture, you could be neglecting your home’s potential for additional living space.
Spiral staircases can be installed in some very small spaces indeed, which makes them a very attractive option for home renovators. Some of the kits that are available will fit nicely inside the same amount of space used by many old-fashioned closets. As such a closet is too small for use as a clothes closet by modern standards, outfitting one with a new spiral staircase between floors can be very helpful as access to potentially usable, but undeveloped, attic space.
If your walls and ceilings aren’t adequately insulated, pipes there could easily freeze. In addition, you’re losing a lot of heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. By adding insulation, you’ll lower your energy bills and help prevent frozen pipes in the winter. It’s a win-win situation. The cost will more than pay for itself in just a few years.
To make sure a basement stays dry, without water leaking through the basement floor, it’s important to contact a professional before attempting a do-it-yourself repair. Our ThermalDry® flooring, while not a waterproofing system, can help provide protection from minor basement leaks. These St. Louis homeowners decided to install ThermalDry® as a first step in waterproofing their basement.
It’s easy and sometimes a very common practice to get engineered wood flooring confused with laminate flooring. They look very similar in that they both resemble a natural hardwood. There made very similarly. They both are produced by sealing and compressing multiple layers of a plastic resin or veneer together. However, there is one big difference though between the two. While laminate flooring contains a picture of the woodlike structure, engineered wood flooring contains actual wood slices to form the look of the surface and not a picture.