Home Improvements; Master Bedroom Suite ~ Add On or Bust Through?

Home Improvements on Creating a Master Bedroom Suite ~ Add On or Bust Through?

Creating a Wonderful Master Bedroom Suite…..

Creating a Master Bedroom Suite!

Going from “master bedroom” to “Master Bedroom Suite” has become one of the most popular home remodeling projects in recent years.

Here’s what to do, and what NOT to do, when taking on this booming bedroom project.

Most newer homes are built with master suites.Older homes require extra space for expanding and remodeling a master bedroom. If you have an older home and considering giving up an adjacent bedroom to find the space,  Remember that more bedrooms mean Higher Value of your home and think carefully before reducing the total number of bedrooms in your home.  “If you have a three-bedroom home and merge two of those rooms to create your master suite, you may severely limit the marketability and general appeal of the home,” says appraisal expert Dr. Donald Moliver, director of the Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. So, the What not to do is to not loose a bedroom to make your Mast Bedroom Suite bigger!

An addition has it’s reward by giving you more Suare footage, but also costs more and takes more time.

You can expand your Castle or make better use of the space you already have to create your Master Bedroom Suite!

Your Master Bedroom Suite will consist of a Sparkling Bathroom, Great Closet space and Wonderful sleeping Space!

This Kind of Home Improvement adds Value to you and to your home!

For all your Real Estate needs, please reach out to Bob Idakaar via email at Bob@BobsHomes.net or 973-713-2377

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Some ideas by Home improvement evangelist Tom Kraeutler     from the Money Pit

 

Some Great Warm Winter Home Tips!

Winter Warm Tips! Is your Home not as Warm in these Winter months? Well….The space under a door is kind of necessary if you want to open it, but it’s a fairly obvious way for heat to escape one room and float into unheated areas where it isn’t necessary. Dodge the draft (under your door)

Draft dodgers are the slightly pun-ish name for cloth or insulation stoppers that fit the space under a door, but still allow the door to open with relative ease. The Cool Tools blog points to a neat “Twin Draft Stopper” that runs about $10, is easily adjustable for most any door, and is machine-washable, to boot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lock down your windows…

In every home, there’s a trade-off between visibility and insulation happening around each window. If you’re stuck in an apartment with windows older than your parents, we’ll suggest a few options, depending on what you’re hoping for in looks and permanence.

The quickest, cheapest, yet still effective solution for windows you don’t need to look beautiful is a bubblewrap application, as detailed by Build It Solar. You’ll only need water and some tape to affix the fun-to-pop stuff to a window, it still lets light through, and it’s surprisingly good at putting hundreds of little pockets of air between your warm room and the cold window surface.

 

 

 

Some Great WARM Winter Home Tips from www.BobsHomes.net

What simple Winter Warm Tips did we miss? We skipped the skeptical stuff, like shrink-sealing window plastic, the mostly impractical stuff anyone?), and the obvious stuff (“Don’t leave your door open!”), but we’re open to more suggestions in the comments.

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4 Tips for Refinishing Your Basement

You probably have an idea of your perfect basement fixed in your head, but there are many decisions that go into achieving the space you’re envisioning. What are some commonly overlooked dos and don’ts that you should know before you begin to finish or refinish your basement?
Basement new construction home

1. Assess Structural Issues Before You Begin

If your basement has any structural damage, sagging joists or leaky walls, it is much easier to address these issues before you begin the renovation. It is best to take care of any potential problems now—you will thank yourself down the road.

2. Preplan the Order in Which You Will Build the Walls

It is significantly easier to build the walls on the floor and then put them in place than to build them upright, but this requires careful planning and a fairly large, open space.

Construct your outer walls first, and then work your way inward. If possible, you should build all the interior walls and place them somewhere out of the way before you start to put any of them up. This will ensure that you have space to work while you are constructing the final walls.

3. Complete Electrical and Plumbing Work Before Installing Walls

It is much easier to place your pipes if you do not have to cut through several studs in the process. Attach the pipes to your foam insulation—tape works, and it does not have to be permanently
attached—then place the wall in front of that. You will then be able to attach the pipes to the studs and nail the studs to the wall.

The one downside to this method is that there will be a gap between your wall and your foam insulation, slightly decreasing the available floor space once your renovation is completed. However, this method is much easier than the alternative, so you might want to consider whether you really need an extra few inches of floor space.

4. Consider the Room’s Airflow

If you are planning to divide your basement into separate rooms or areas, you will want to make sure that each portion has adequate airflow. Using long ducts with an inline fan can be a straightforward way to make sure that the heat from the furnace makes it all the way to the other end of the room. You can wire these fans to run all the time or to just turn on when your furnace turns on. They typically have their own control panel, so you will be able to easily access your inline fan when you need to.

Keeping these tips in mind can help make your basement remodeling as straightforward as possible. Call or email us today if you have additional questions.