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

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

Home Improvement 101: 10 Tips for Finishing Your Basement

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 15, 2016 8:01:00 PM

In Iowa, many homes are constructed with unfinished basements, offering homeowners immense home improvement potential! By finishing your basement, you basically create an addition without the cost and hassle that comes with expanding your home’s footprint or building an additional story. Here are our top 10 tips for turning your dark, forbidding basement into a functional and comfortable space that your family will love spending time in.

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Topics: Basement Tips, basement remodel

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

5 Great Ways to Open Up Your Home

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jun 27, 2014 10:42:00 AM

Is your house too small? Do you need a change? Buying a new house, especially when you need to upgrade to a larger one, can be a huge investment. There are a lot of ways to add value to your current home, make it better fit your needs, and turn it into a home you’re proud of without having to pack everything up and move to a different location. One way to make a huge difference in your home is to open it up by adding more space or more efficiently utilizing the space you have. 

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Topics: Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, energy-efficient windows, ames home additions, basement remodel

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