Cyclone Contracting Blog

Top 5 Home Design Trends for 2018

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Jan 9, 2018 7:03:00 PM

It's a fresh, new year—full of exciting opportunities. Are you making a resolution to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, basement, or other living space in 2018? Here are the hottest forecasted design trends for your home for the coming year.

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

6 Features Your Modern Home Bar Remodel Needs to Include

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Dec 28, 2017 7:03:00 PM

Are you finally ready to build the wet bar you’ve been dreaming of having in your home for years? We’re here to help! Make sure you consider the following aspects before designing your new space. Thinking through everything ahead of time will make the remodeling process smoother and give you the result you truly want.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, home remodel

Avoid Asbestos Exposure During Your Home Improvement Project

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Nov 27, 2017 3:01:00 PM

Asbestos is carcinogenic and the primary cause of mesothelioma cancer. Most asbestos-related illnesses are linked to long-term exposure at work. Some of the top at-risk occupations include firefighting, construction work, and industrial work. It's also possible, however, to expose yourself to asbestos in the comfort of your own home if you're not careful.

If your home was built prior to 1980, it could contain asbestos, so it’s very important to treat certain areas with care to avoid exposure. Remodeling areas of your home with asbestos-containing materials could release dangerous fibers into the air that threaten the lives of you and your family.

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Topics: home remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

Custom Built Fireplace Mantels in Ames

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Nov 9, 2017 12:00:00 PM

A crackling fire naturally draws people in and makes a home feel warm and cozy. Original hearths not only warmed the room but also served as a hub for food preparation and family interaction. With modern building practices, along with improved heating and cooking technology, the fireplace has evolved into a prominent architectural element with a social function.

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

Should I Add an Extra Bedroom to My Home?

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Jul 26, 2017 12:31:00 PM

Have you been considering adding an extra bedroom lately? Whether you’re hoping to sell soon or you need to make space for a new family member, a new bedroom could add value to your home and quality of life. You have several options when it comes to deciding where to add an extra bedroom. Depending on your budget and the layout of your home, you could either build an addition or convert an existing space.

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

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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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 Heating and Cooling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

Want to Buy a Historic Home? Consider These 6 Things FIRST.

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Apr 26, 2017 1:31:00 PM

Are you in love with a historic home or a house located in a historic district? Before signing the contract, make sure you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. Older homes often have structural or hidden problems that newer homes don’t. Today, we're going to take a look at what a historic home is and help you weigh the pros and the cons of owning one.

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Topics: home remodeling, cyclone home remodeling

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