Cyclone Contracting Blog

Basic Basement Building Codes You Need to Know

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Nov 2, 2017 7:01:00 PM

Knowing the basics about basement building codes will help not only the do-it-yourselfers, but those of you who are going to be working with a home improvement contractor and want to make sure they follow best practices and adhere to local and state building codes. Here are some industry standards to keep in mind as you (or your contractor) remodel your basement.

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Topics: basement finishing, Basement Tips, basement remodel

Why Should I Finish My Basement?

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Jul 11, 2017 1:31:00 PM

The difference between an unfinished and finished basement can be the difference between a dungeon where no one dares tread and a palace! We know it’s not always this black and white, and not every unfinished basement is unbearable, but by remodeling your basement, you can create a designer space you've always dreamed of having and never want to leave! Here are several excellent reasons to finish your basement.

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Topics: basement finishing, Finished Basement, Basement Tips, basement remodel, remodel your basement

Tips for Choosing Basement Flooring

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Oct 16, 2015 1:42:00 PM

Are you thinking about remodeling your basement? Picking out the perfect flooring can be tricky! Fortunately, you can install virtually any type of flooring in your basement, depending on your basement's air quality and moisture content.

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Topics: basement finishing, Basement Tips, basement remodel, remodel your basement

7 Ideas for Your Basement Remodel

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on May 29, 2014 1:06:00 PM

There are many ways to remodel your basement, and much of it depends on your personal preferences and needs. You may look at the list below and think you want every single one of these rooms in your new basement. In reality, you need to take a look at your budget and plan accordingly. Decide what your priorities are, what would be most useful for your family, and what you can afford. Plan correctly, and you could have an amazing new basement that all your friends will envy. 

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, basement finishing, Finished Basement, Basement Tips, basement remodel, remodel your basement

Before You Begin Finishing Your Basement

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on May 22, 2014 11:50:00 AM

Is your basement currently full of storage boxes and unfinished walls, floors, and ceilings? Is it an eyesore rather than a spot in the house where people can comfortably congregate? That remodeling project you’ve been planning to finish for years keeps getting pushed off until later. Well, here are some tips to get you moving onto the first stage of the journey to turning your unattractive, dark, cold basement into an inviting living space.

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Topics: home remodeling, basement finishing, Finished Basement, Basement Tips, cyclone home remodeling

Tips for Finishing Your Basement

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Dec 31, 2013 8:54:00 AM

An unfinished basement can offer great potential for expanding your living space.  The professionals at Cyclone Contracting in Ames offer these tips as you ponder your basement finishing project.

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Topics: basement finishing

Step by Step to a Finished Basement

Posted by John Campbell on Jul 16, 2013 8:30:00 AM

Make a plan.

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Topics: Ames Remodeling, basement finishing, Finished Basement, Basement Tips