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BASEMENT BLOGGet More for Less | Posted at 02 Aug 2007
It’s seems that everyday we hear about “rewards programs," especially from credit card companies. In my experience, most sound nice but in reality are disappointing. Put $50K on your card, get one-way air to Nephi. So far, for me, only the Cabelas program has been gratifying – and that’s just bec... More »...
Avoiding Remodeling Hell | Posted at 14 Nov 2006
One popular cartoon is said to demonstrate the stress of large remodeling projects. In this depiction, people are lined up in front of two sets of stairs – one going down to “Hell,” the other ascending to “Remodeling Project.” The line for “Hell” is much longer, as it is the preferred destination ... More »...
It's a risky business... | Posted at 15 Jun 2006
My heart sunk earlier today as I read about the conviction. A personal friend of mine, and former owner of a construction company, was found guilty on Monday of negligent homicide and endangerment after two of his employees were killed in a tragic accident on the job. Although I believe that jury’... More »...
Watch-out! Don't get ripped-off... | Posted at 21 Apr 2006
I just got off of the phone with a woman who had been ripped-off. Several months ago, her family was ready to get started on their basement. She contacted several contractors, including Upscale Downstairs. Unfortunately, they decided to go with the lowest bid. “It wasn't just about price,” she e... More »...
The Bloggin' Builder | Posted at 28 Mar 2006
The Bloggin' Builder? Yes, it seems strange to find a builder blogging. But maybe I’m not a stereotypical contractor, either… *** I am the child of a psychologist and a programmer. At home, fixations and floppies were better understood than fascias. But building was still in my blood, as... More »...
Intro to the Basement Blog | Posted at 06 Mar 2006
Welcome to our basement blog, where we will be adding stories, anecdotes, and lessons learned about finishing basements!... More »...
Get More for Less | Aug 2
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This is an unfortunate story where a homeowner unknowingly started a basement project with a dishonest contractor. Although most contractors are fair ... More »