If you’re like most homeowners your basement is probably not a place where you spend too much time. You might use the basement to stow away holiday decorations, old toys, family mementos, and other things you can’t bear to get rid of, where they sit forgotten for the majority of the time. But are they sitting in an unprotected area, vulnerable to the conditions of your basement?
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
With all the busyness of the holiday season, inviting friends and family to your home shouldn’t be something that adds to your stress. But for many homeowners, it does. Where will dinner guests sit? Will there be enough room? Where will overnight guests sleep? With so many sleeping and seating arrangements to figure out -- not to mention buying gifts and preparing meals -- it’s no wonder holiday parties often devolve into chaos.
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Lots of homeowners, after living in the same space for several years, realize that things are getting crowded. Storage, unused furniture, and more begin to pile up, but most homeowners don’t want to get rid of their belongings just because space is getting tight. Chances are, you’ve felt that way too. So what can you do?
Monday, November 11th, 2013
Are you a homeowner who banishes thoughts of your basement to the back of your mind? We don’t blame you. As Minnesota and North Dakota’s top basement finishing experts, we’ve seen scary basements across the two states. But there’s one thing we know that might give you some hope about your basement: it can be fixed.
Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Total Basement Finishing by Innovative has been in the basement finishing business for over a decade, so we’ve seen plenty of creative do-it-yourself solutions to common basement problems - including successful DIY finishing projects. But for every DIY project that goes off without a hitch, there are ten more failures.
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
With school back in session and October right around the corner, the mild weather Minnesota and North Dakota have experienced lately are on their way out - soon. You may love some parts of winter, but it’s easy to forget how hard it can be until you’re in the middle of it: the days are shorter, it’s too cold to be outside for long, ice and snow cover everything. After the holiday excitement is over, we long for sunshine, a sandy beach, and anything that gets us away from the homes we’ve been cooped up in for months. But what if there was another way to enjoy your home even when you’re sick of it?
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
Deciding that you want to finish your basement is a big first step - so big that lots of homeowners put off taking the next step for years, if they ever get around to it. They continue wasting their basement’s potential, year after year, until they figure it’s too late to make any progress.
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
Back to school is a busy time for many families - it’s the time to stock up on school supplies, shop for clothes, meet teachers, and figure out new schedules. None of this leaves much time to be at home, but it provides an opportunity to use your empty house to your advantage. What better time to make your dream home renovation a reality than when the kids are out of the house, busy with school and activities?
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Having a basement can be a big help, especially to growing families or other people who have a need for more space. But an even bigger help is a finished basement. Imagine the possibilities of a spare room, a home office, or a playroom – or all three! But one thing a lot of homeowners struggle with is choosing materials that will provide a barrier against the moisture all too common in basements.
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
If you’re ready to cover up those ugly stains on your basement walls, Total Basement Finishing by Innovative has the answer for you. With our durable EverLast wall panels, we’ll make it so you never have to look at your ugly, stained basement walls again.
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Bare concrete floors covered in dirt and dust. Ceilings with exposed pipes and electrical work. Walls with uncovered insulation. The beginnings of a mold problem. Years of accumulated storage. These problems are all too common for Minnesota and North Dakota homeowners – but they don’t have to be. A lot of homeowners with these problems can’t imagine digging out from their storage to start a basement finishing project with a blank slate. We’re here to tell you that you can.
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Most people would rather have a finished basement than an unfinished basement, yet most people leave theirs cold, damp, and unfinished. Why?
Friday, March 29th, 2013
While it’s a great idea to make your basement more comfortable – and your house more energy-efficient – by insulating your basement, you want to choose the best insulation possible. Here are some of the things you should be aware of before you choose to install fiberglass insulation in your basement.
Monday, March 18th, 2013
Angie's List published our article, "10 Good Reasons to Finish Your Basement" in their Angie's List Experts section!
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Drywall in a basement just doesn’t make sense. Many basements have moisture problems at one point or another, so installing drywall is taking a gamble that your basement will stay dry – a gamble you will probably lose.
Monday, February 25th, 2013
The best thing about being a leader in the basement finishing industry is being able to share in the happiness homeowners feel when their basement finally becomes what they’ve always wanted it to be. And after finishing countless basements throughout Minnesota and North Dakota, we’re happy to share some of our favorite transformations.
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Which parts of your home should you address before finishing your basement?
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Total Basement Finishing by Innovative has finished a lot of basements over the years, using high quality products to provide lasting solutions to homeowners who are tired of the concrete slab look. One homeowner in Minot, North Dakota recently called Innovative to finish their basement.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Holiday decorations, vacation souvenirs, old toys, outgrown clothes – all of these things pile up. A homeowner who stores their belongings in an unfinished basement is taking a risk they might regret.
Friday, January 25th, 2013
If you’re one of the many homeowners looking to do their part towards becoming a more environmentally-conscious planet – but you don’t want to sacrifice quality when doing home renovation projects – you may be interested in some of the products Total Basement Finishing by Innovative has to offer.
Thursday, January 17th, 2013