Category Archive: Basement Finishing

How to Fix Cracks in Concrete

how to fix cracks in concrete all nu constructionConcrete cracks are very common and there are several causes for this. As a homeowner, you want to save money by repairing smaller cracks yourself. For larger cracks, it’s best to have these checked and repaired by a professional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Prevent Basement Leaks

how to prevent basement leaks all nu constructionWater leakage into your home is one of the most serious issues one can ever deal with. Regardless of the extent to which water has infiltrated your basement, it is still crucial to make sure that you take control of this problem effectively. Apart from the standing water that might damage your belongings, you should also take control of any other possible factors. Basically, the first step to managing these leakages is by clearly comprehending the major opening points that lead water into your home. Here are ways to prevent basement leaks in your home.

 

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5 Eco-Friendly Home Renovations that are Durable and Pocket Friendly

Green Building And Alternative EnergiesIf you think that your home needs renovation, because it could do with an upgrade or you wish to renovate it before putting it up for sale, then perhaps you should consider an eco-friendly approach to home renovation. You have a choice in ideas, concepts, materials, and designs that not only offer functional esthetics but do so at affordable rates.

Consider these five ideas:

1. Eco-friendly flooring

Eco-friendly flooring renovation options, such as bamboo and cork flooring, recycled metal and glass tiles, linoleum flooring, and recycled clay tiles, can add to the décor of any room. They are easy to paint and offer many unique attributes. Cork, for example, has anti-microbial properties and also keeps insects at bay. Bamboo grows fast and is easily harvested in a sustainable manner. It can be customized in ways that traditional wood flooring cannot.

2. Solar power

A home renovation is a good time to install solar panels on your property. Installed on the roof or in the yard, these panels generate clean energy that can help you run appliances at home. Once, the panels have paid for themselves via the free electricity they generate, you can save valuable dollars for years by reducing your dependence on fossil-fuel based electricity supplied by the grid.

3. Rain garden

A rain garden in your yard is an easily implemented renovation. Rain gardens consist of plants and shrubs in depressions sunk in the ground. A naturally low-lying spot in the yard is a good place for a rain garden. They trap and soak rainwater, which would otherwise cause erosion, pick up pollutants, and then flow into water bodies such as lakes and rivers. Rain gardens help replenish the water table. They are easy to maintain and add to curb appeal.

4. Low emissivity glass

Low emissivity glass for windows and patio doors regulate home temperatures naturally and help bring down home air conditioning costs all through the year. This renovation consists of a simple replacement of clear glass with low emissivity glass for windows and doors. Low emissivity glass with a transparent metallic coating lets sunlight stream in from outside while blocking heat. Your rooms will remain cool without the HVAC having to work overtime. In winter, the coating on such glass prevents heat within from radiating to the colder space outside. Again, you save on heating costs.

5. Reface cabinets

Refaced cabinets for kitchens and bathrooms are not just money savers; as an eco-friendly option, they help maintain indoor air quality and ensure that you do not ingest harmful chemicals over time. Use water-based finishes for coloring the wood. These finishes are free of volatile, organic compounds.

An environment-friendly home upgrade is also a budget-friendly one. What is more, you can accrue savings for years. Evaluate your needs and explore eco-friendly alternatives.

Five Pro Tips to Remodel Your Basement

Basement Room With Stone Trim Walls

Are you running out of space in your current living situation, but don’t want to move or add on an addition to your home? A basement remodel can be the perfect solution to your problem. Basement remodeling offers a number of benefits for homeowners, whether you’re a homeowner in a small town or a city like Toledo OH.

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Which Remodeling Projects Have the Biggest Impact on Your Home’s Resale Value

Everyone prefers to get the most bang for their buck, and this is especially true when it comes time to tackle those home remodeling projects. Naturally, a lot of projects are undertaken for the purpose of making one’s home a more comfortable or energy-efficient place to live in, but there is also a significant amount of remodeling being done for the purpose of getting a home ready for sale. Of course it is also possible that both factors can be considered at the same time, which is to say that one undertakes work on their home that will improve its resale value while also making it a nicer place to live in until it sells.

With these possibilities in mind, there are a number of remodeling projects which have proven to be most likely to provide a greater return on investment than others. These projects tend to be universal in applicability and work just as well for homeowners living here in Toledo OH as they do for anyone living elsewhere.

• Most remodeling professionals will tell you that the two rooms that offer the best return for the effort expended are the kitchen and the bathroom. Taking the first of these to start with, kitchens are particularly attractive places to allocate some time and money to. Technological advances have made new kitchen appliances far more energy efficient to use and also provide greater ease of operation and more optional features than ever before. In other words, kitchen remodeling often produces energy savings that help pay for the work being done, as well as make life easier for those who use the facilities in the kitchen. Fashions change as well, and kitchens are a room that can best show off the latest trends.

• Bathroom remodeling projects can also produce some energy savings, but bathrooms are much more about adding pizzazz and lifestyle efficiency. Given the plethora of modern electric appliances, many older bathrooms suffer a severe shortage of outlets. Adding new fixtures, low-water-use toilets and a new layer of fashionable tile can really make this room pop.

• Apart from the two most obvious choices, replacing old windows with new, energy-efficient and easy-to-clean models often adds considerable value to a home. Artful use of skylights can also turn an ordinary space into something very eye-catching and different.

While all of these options can add value to a home, there are cases where one other room remodeling project would produce greater results regardless of the room involved. In many cases, homes have unfinished or partially-finished spaces in them, such as a bare concrete basement or a very utilitarian laundry room. Bringing these unfinished or half-finished spaces to completion adds to the effective total of finished space in the home and thus leads to higher appraised values.

The average Toledo OH homeowner may not even have any use for that space but there is a certain element of pure mathematical calculation when it comes time to establish the market value of a home. Location always counts, uniqueness counts, and square footage counts as well. Remodeling can’t do much about location, but it can add a great deal to these other factors.

Call All-Nu Construction today and start the process of remodeling, renovating and improving your home.

Find us online at http://www.all-nuconstruction.com/, visit us in Toledo, OH at 5465 Enterprise Boulevard or call us at (419) 242-5568.

The Most Cost Effective Home Additions

Are you looking to add more space to your home to accommodate your growing family? Is it time to increase your property’s value before you commit to selling it? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you’re in the right place. Whether you want to add a deck or build a sunroom, our experienced home improvement contractors are committed to providing you with a cost-effective service that exceeds your expectations.

Entertain your family on your new deck

One low-cost approach to expanding the size of your home is to add a wood deck. Remodeling magazine reported that the national average cost to build a wood deck is approximately $10,000. When you come to us, we’ll work closely with you to ensure your vision is brought to life without putting a major dent in your wallet. Building a new deck gives you a great space to grill out with your family on those beautiful summer afternoons. If you’re considering home additions, this is a marvelous place to start.

Give your new bundle of joy his/her own bedroom

When your family is growing, you need space to accommodate everyone. Another low-cost approach to home additions is to install a new wall that can connect a large enclosed space. In other words, If you think paying for an entire new room is too expensive, consider dividing a bedroom. This will significantly lower the cost of your home addition while providing your family with the space and privacy they need.

Stop competing for the bathroom

If you’re tired of fighting with your family over the bathroom, build another one. Bathroom additions can be expensive, but they don’t necessarily have to be. Our knowledgeable professionals have access to the best deals in the industry. From sheet rock and plumbing fixtures to flooring options, we will work closely with you to ensure your new bathroom is easy on your bank account while still being tailored to your specific style needs.

Drive up your property value

Let’s say you already have a deck. Why not enclose that deck and turn it into a sunroom? While decks can increase the value of your home, an enclosed sunroom/family room can take it to another level. If you’re ready to add a sunroom to your home, turn to our experienced contractors for help. We have countless years of experience under our tool belts, and we’re committed to providing you with an affordable service that’s second to none in Toledo OH.

We are Toledo, OH’s leading choice for high-quality home improvement services. Whether you want to build a sunroom or turn one bedroom into two, you can trust in our contractors to get the job done right while saving you ton’s of money. There is a wide variety of affordable solutions for adding space to your Toledo home. All you have to do is reach out to us, and we’ll help you find it.

Call All-Nu Construction today and start the process of remodeling, renovating and improving your home.

Find us online at http://www.all-nuconstruction.com/, visit us in Toledo, OH at 5465 Enterprise Boulevard or call us at (419) 242-5568.