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Take Your Home to the Next Level with Lower Level Finishing

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The den. The man cave. The game room. There are so many better names for the basement, especially after it’s been finished, remodeled and transformed into the room of your dreams. Need a new space to entertain guests, watch the game or work on your home business? Lower level finishing for your St Paul home may just be the solution for you.

If your basement is being used only as a storage area, why not turn that place into “the place” to hang out? From a beautiful home theater, to office space, to an extra bedroom or playroom, there are many ways the lower level of your home can be transformed from wasted to wonderful – and often, in a short amount of time. Titus Contracting specializes in lower level finishing, and we would love to help transform your space.

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Lower level finishing and remodeling are some of the best home renovation projects for homeowners looking to get the most bang for their buck. Here are a few more of our favorite reasons to consider this renovation project for your home:

ROI & Budget Friendly

Everyone knows a finished basement is a major plus when searching for a new home. Lower level finishing can add major appeal to your home when it’s time to sell. And, since the basement is already a part of your home, there are no costs associated like with building an addition. The foundation, load-bearing walls, floors and ceiling are all already in place, so that eliminates the need and costs associated with building a new part of your home. You get additional space for you and your family to use at a fraction of the cost.

Another budget friendly reason to finish your basement is to make it more energy efficient and help save on utility bills. We can fix any air leaks or insulation problems as well as put in new, more energy-efficient windows.

Versatility

Lower level finishing is the opposite of one-size-fits all. You could have the entire space made into a home bar and entertainment room; or, section off a home office, create a bedroom for the in-laws or incorporate a playroom for the kids. Really, whatever you can imagine we can design! You can even get that pool table and kegerator you’ve always wanted.

Optimized Space

You might use your basement for storage right now, and chances are, larger appliances like your furnace are down in your basement too. But think of all of that wasted space you and your family could be using! There are so many different and new purposes for your basement when you tackle a lower level finishing project.

These are just a few reasons to choose lower level finishing for your St Paul home! Call Titus Contracting at 952-746-7817 or you can Schedule a Consultation.

Time for Spring Cleaning! 5 Easy Tips to Declutter Your Home

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When it comes to our homes, most of us want to have a space that truly shows off who we are. However, clutter can often hide the most beautiful elements of our home’s design or decor. As it happens, cleaning up clutter isn’t always at the top of the list of things to do. That’s why we thought we would honor all things home organization and spring cleaning, with easy tips to begin decluttering the home. We are experts in home renovation in Maple Grove and we take great looking homes seriously. Take a look at some of these expert tips to begin spring cleaning and reveal the most beautiful aspects of your home.

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Don’t hide your stunning kitchen backsplash behind a bunch of utensils or food storage containers any longer! Get organized with these simple tips:

1. Recycle Old Magazines and Catalogs

Gather all the loose magazines and catalogs floating free around your home and stack them into a neat pile. Then, go through them one by one, setting aside issues you still want to read, and recycle the rest.

2. Declutter the Entryway

You know that one spot or table where you drop everything off as you come home? Give it a little TLC. Put any loose change, junk mail, or other items that may have ended up there in their right place.

3. Organize Your Food Storage

Open up your Tupperware drawer and pull everything out. Match up each container with its lid and toss any leftovers. Next, stack everything up neatly with matching partners located nearby so everything is easy to grab. If you find yourself wishing your kitchen cabinets themselves are easier to organize, it may be time to consider a kitchen renovation.

4. Relocate Those Utensils

The jar of utensils usually located by the stove can get cluttered easily and begin to hide some of the most beautiful aspects of the kitchen. Take everything out of the jar and move what you don’t use very often to a nearby drawer. Put the few utensils you do use frequently back in the jar and allow your backsplash and countertops to shine once again.

5. Inventory Your Bathroom & Laundry Supplies

Start by pulling all of the products out of your shower and place them on the sink. Recycle the empty bottles and move infrequently used items to a drawer or cabinet. Not enough cabinet storage space? This could be another sign you could use a home renovation! More cabinet space can help hide the clutter and make your bathroom look its best.

Next, check your laundry room for any empty bottles and place those in the recycling bin. Put any other items where they belong. Does your laundry room still look cluttered? Additional shelving, cabinetry or sink space could help. Look into home renovation options for these frequently used rooms to create a better looking, more efficient home.

These are just a few of the many things you can do to help declutter your home this spring! If you find during your spring cleaning you could use something more permanent, like a home renovation; give us a call at Titus Contracting!

The Titus Contracting team has years of experience in building custom spaces for homeowners and would love to help you make your dream a reality. Contact Us today to get started on your Maple Grove home renovation!

Top Home Renovation Trends: 2017

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Looking into a home renovation for your Eden Prairie home? Before you get started, check out these top trends in home remodeling. With so many different looks to choose from and design avenues to go down, it’s a good idea to do your research first. Read up on the latest interior design trends here, and find the perfect ones to give your home an update and turn it into the home you’ve always dreamed of.

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Add a Personal Touch with Customization
Make your living space a reflection of your personality with unique, personal touches. These can be anything from the detailing on your step’s treads and risers, to custom textured painting or an interesting, detailed tile feature, to a one of a kind light fixture, or even a creative spin on an entire room. It doesn’t have to be completely one-of-a-kind, just something that adds your personality to the room.

Eco-Friendly & Connected
From energy-efficient appliances and eco-friendly materials and supplies, many homeowners have put this trend at the top of their list. It may not be the most glamorous, but it is certainly the most practical. Energy efficiency not only helps save the environment, but can help save some money as well. Tech advances are also one remodeling trend that’s particularly helpful. They can save you money while adding some flexibility and convenience to your daily life. Control your home’s lighting remotely, get daily reminders, or have your alarm system let you know if it needs new batteries. When it comes to tech in the home, the possibilities are endless!

Basement (Or Attic) Oasis
Everyone has heard about the man cave. But recently, the man cave has turned into an oasis for the whole family. One of today’s top trends in home renovation includes turning the basement or attic into a much needed escape. It can be an extra guest bedroom, home office, entertainment room or hobby room. Achieve a whole new room to enjoy or entertain in without the need for an addition.

Open Floor Plans
Open floor plans for the living area and kitchens in particular are a continuing trend in the world of home renovation. There are many advantages to a more open living space, such as connecting more easily with family and allowing light to spread into more areas of the home.

Ready to get started? For more information on a home renovation in Eden Prairie and surrounding areas, call Titus Contracting at 952-746-7817 or you can contact us to Schedule a Consultation.