I grew up in the city, so when my wife Jennifer and I bought our first house, I thought the wildlife in the country was awe inspiring. I was soon to find out that not all fuzzy and furry creatures are cute.
Some are pests. My first experience with a pest occurred in my kitchen as I watched a small mouse steal the food out of my cat's food dish. Unfortunately, one mouse turned into five and my home soon turned into a rodent haven. I found torn boxes, mouse poop, and nests all over my basement.
I soon called a pest control expert, and I was informed that the mice chewed through the electrical wires in my house. I then learned that mice can cause house fires, diseases, and extensive home damage. I want you to know these things too, so your home can be protected just like mine.
Embarking on a basement remodel can radically transform a home’s living space. Before proceeding, clearly define the project’s scope. Consider if the renovation will be a simple refresher with new paint and flooring or a comprehensive overhaul that includes constructing additional rooms or installing a bathroom. After determining the scope, identify design preferences to guide the selection of materials and finishes. A detailed plan serves as a benchmark for progress and helps to align expectations with the overall vision for the space. [Read More]