Cyclone Contracting Blog

Explore the Great Outdoors—Indoors!

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Jun 21, 2017 12:31:00 PM

A great advantage of living in the Midwest is getting to experience all the seasons—summer, fall, winter, and spring. Native Iowans know that the length of each seaon varies from year to year, and each is completely out of our control. Every seaons brings its unique set of benefits and challenges. The wind, rain, heat, and snow can drop like a vengeance, sometimes out of nowhere. If you live here, you've likely heard the saying, if you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes. It’s bound to change!

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, home addition, ames home additions, home remodel

Bring Nature into Your Next Home Remodel

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Jun 7, 2017 2:54:00 PM

Spring is in bloom! The grass and trees are turning green again, and nature is coming back to life. Many homeowners want to bring some of this color and excitement into their homes by incorporating earthy tones and textures. Here are some trendy ways to bring nature indoors during your next home remodel.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

Indoor Air Quality Best Practices for Home Remodeling

Posted by Jordin Pitt on May 31, 2017 12:21:00 PM

As you tackle your next home improvement project, be sure to follow good practices to keep your living environment as safe and healthy as possible. Here are several ways to minimize harmful odors and chemical exposure as you remodel your home to help you sustain good indoor air quality.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, ames indoor air quality, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

How to Keep Your Marriage Together While Remodeling Your Home

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Apr 5, 2017 4:08:00 PM

When first glancing at the title of this article, you may think this is a joke. According to a Houzz survey, however, 12% of couples consider a separation or divorce mid-remodel, which is certainly not something to joke about. Home remodeling can be emotionally stressful and place extra strain on relationships. Here are a couple comments made by anonymous survey takers about their partners:

  • “First time in 10 years I did not like my spouse.”
  • “A lot of her decorating tastes are very childish, and I am sometimes embarrassed with some of it.”

Ouch!

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

How to Create the Perfect Rec Room

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Mar 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Thinking about transforming either your basement or another room in your house into the rec room of your dreams? Here are some tips to get you headed in the right direction!

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

How to Begin Planning for Your Next Home Remodeling Project

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Mar 1, 2017 2:01:00 PM

Are you interested in remodeling your home but have no idea how to get started? Here are some tips to get your ideas flowing, help you establish a practical budget, figure out a reasonable timeline, and hire a great remodeling company to help bring your dreams to life.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

Should I Remodel My Master Bedroom?

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Feb 15, 2017 3:00:00 PM

If you're thinking about remodeling your master bedroom, but you're not sure if it's the right time, ask yourself why you want to take on this project. Is it to add value to your home before you sell it? Do you want to create the space you’ve always dreamed of to enjoy for years to come? Do you simply need a change? Regardless of your motivation, consider the following while planning for a master bedroom remodel.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

Meet Cyclone Contracting's Interior Designer, Jordin Pitt!

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Nov 28, 2016 10:08:00 AM

Meet Jordin Pitt, our interior designer! Find out what she thinks about her job, being female in the home improvement industry, and where she sees home remodeling trends heading in the future.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

Take Your Basement from Dungeon to Designer!

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Oct 27, 2016 1:57:30 PM

Is your basement a place you’re afraid to step foot? Is it that one section of your house that’s “off limits” to all visitors? It may be time to consider a basement remodel. Your basement doesn’t have to remain a dungeon that only gets used for storage, laundry, and tornado scares. You could transform this currently wasted space into a liveable area or fun hangout spot! Finishing your basement will not only extend your living space but also increase your return on investment, should you decide to sell your house in the future.

Here are eight basement transformation ideas to consider for your remodeling project. Depending on the size and layout of your basement, you may be able to incorporate several throughout your space.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, basement remodel, remodel your basement, home remodel

Which Home Improvement Projects Should I Work On First?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Oct 14, 2016 10:10:00 AM

When you move into a new home or start to upgrade a home that you’ve lived in for a while, you may have a long list of projects you’d like to tackle. How do you decide which to start first? Consider which improvements will make the most difference in your comfort as well as what kind of return you can expect on your investment.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

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