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Remodeling Basement Bedroom

One of the most cost effective ways to get more living space in your home is remodeling basement bedroom.  Watch the video below:

Remodeling Basement Bedroom

A great way to expand your space is by creating a bedroom for your teenager or college student that wants to needs more privacy.  Most college students are living at home longer after graduating, so they are wanting more privacy that basement bedroom can provide.

Even when the children eventually move out, that basement bedroom won’t be wasted.  You can turn it into a sewing room, TV room, exercise space, or home office.  It is a nice addition to have this extra space when the time is needed down the road.

Give me a call if you want an estimate for remodeling basement bedroom.  My team and I have been remodeling and painting the Naperville, Elmhurst, Burr Ridge, Downers Grove, Lisle, Plainfield and all Chicago for over 30+ years.

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Repair Woodpecker Damage | Holes in Cedar Wood Siding

Your home needs regular maintenance, but a real paint can be repair woodpecker damage due to holes in cedar wood siding caused by that beautiful winged creature.

Repair Woodpecker Damage and Holes

It’s amazing how much damage birds and insects can cause to a home’s cedar siding.  But if not attended to, it can become a much bigger issue.  So what do you do if you have woodpeckers causing holes in your cedar siding?  It’s not really that big of a deal.  Just fill the hole with a colored caulk (to match your siding color) or a clear caulk. If you don’t do this, other birds will biggy-back on that hole or carpenter bees, and make a bigger issue.  So get those holes caulked.

Replacing Woodpecker Damaged Siding

When do you need to take it to the next step?  When you have many cedar wood siding boards that have caulked holes, then you need to have a contractor come out and replace the boards altogether.  I’d suggest getting this done when you are doing your regular 5-7 year staining of your home.  That way, those boards you replaced don’t stick out like a sore thumb.  They would stand out because they are recently stained, and the rest of the home isn’t.

Give me a call at 815-260-6773.  I’d love to come out and look at your damaged wood siding and help you out. My team and I have been doing siding replacement for 30+ years in the Elmhurst, Plainfield, Lisle, Naperville, Burr Ridge, Downers Grove and all of Chicago area.

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Fix Drywall Nail Pops

Do you have a bad drywall job?  Probably not, it is just your house settling.  But you will need to know how to fix drywall nail pops.  Check out my video below by clicking on the arrow:

Fix Drywall Nail Pops

Your home expands and contracts due to extreme hot or cold temperatures.  Your home is bound to get nail pops showing through the drywall.  Cracks are a sign that your home has a weak spot due to the original construction of the home.

In order to fix drywall nail pops or cracks, you’ll need to take out the old screw and replace with a new one.  Then get some spackle, sanding pad, drywall tape, and apply drywall compound.

Let me know if you’d like me to come out for an estimate to fix drywall nail pops.  My team and I have been serving the Elmhurst, Lisle, Plainfield, Burr Ridge, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

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Recessed Lighting Fixtures

If you want to install recessed lighting fixtures, do you know if you have enough room?

Recessed Lighting Fixtures

You really can have as small as a 5-inch clearance to install recessed lighting fixtures.  LED lighting options have given great options too with recessed lights.  My favorite product to use is a Juno recessed light.

I like this product because of the flexible installation that this company has made.

Lighting can be a fun and effective way to update any room.  Especially when adding in can lights with dimmer switches.

Give me a call if you’d like an estimate for having your basement, family room, or kitchen has installed some electrical fixtures installed.

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Caulk Baseboards Before Painting

Caulk baseboards before painting is a necessary step when painting the interior of your home.

Caulk Baseboards Before Painting

The most important reason to caulk baseboards before painting is to add a layer of protection to your windows and doors.  This protections is to keep the cold air out.  And in the summer, to keep the cold air conditioned air inside. Another reason is to make your painting looking for complete because there is no thin, black line due to a gap up next to the wall.

Give me a call if you’d like an estimate.  My team and I have been serving the Naperville, Elmhurst, Burr Ridge, Downers Grove, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

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