Is your attic used to store seasonal decorations or is it home to dust and small pests? At DAL Builders, we believe your attic is meant to be a utilized and functional space within your home. Our residential construction company in Chicago, IL is skilled in turning your unused attic space into your dream area. Check below to learn some innovative remodeling ideas for your attic.
Offer your guests a comfortable space that is secluded from the rest of the house for a private stay in your attic. Attics serve as great guest rooms because they are often spacious yet isolated just enough where your guests feel welcomed but not smothered. Our contractors will ensure your space is properly ventilated and insulated.
Create an inspiring space for your work when you transform your dark attic into a bright home office. Since attics are isolated from the rest of the house, you will be able to focus on your work in a thriving environment.
Sweat it out in your attic with a home gym. After our contractors create a well-ventilated space, you can enjoy your private room for yoga, running, weightlifting, and more.
If you are interested in learning more about our attic remodels, contact us today at (773) 870-2128.
Very few people will invite strangers into their home without knowing, at a minimum, who they are and if they can be trusted; hiring a remodeling contractor should be no different. Home remodeling projects take a lot of time and investment, which means that you’ll most likely be interacting with your contractor a lot, and you would want someone you can get along with and rely on completely. Here are some things to check off your list before making a final decision:Continue reading
The popular adult-fiction novel written by E.L. James will be hitting cinemas on February 2015, and already, a lot of fans are excited to glimpse Jamie Dornan play the illustrious Mr. Christian Grey on the big screen. Even before the much awaited flick becomes a box office hit, though, homeowners and interior designers are already coming up with their own interpretations of what fifty shades of gray, as in the color, will literally look like when used as inspiration for sophisticated bathroom designs.Continue reading
Your porch is exposed to the elements on a daily basis and this exposure can lead to the need for constant repairs on your porch. This can be avoided by regular maintenance. Here are a few tips on how you can properly care of your porch:
Regularly check for termites. A lot of porches are made of wood, so it can be a tempting meal for termites. This is especially so with the porch being easily accessible. This is why regular checks for termites can be useful so that early treatment can halt the problem in its tracks.
Wind damage. Strong winds can ruin a perfectly good porch. After a strong blow, you’ll want to clean up the mess that’s been made. Replace any damaged fixtures and take a look if any damage has been done to the roof or flooring.
Do Regular Cleaning. An unwashed deck can invite rot and mildew into the wooden floor. Regular cleaning helps prevent this and can help identify any emerging problems. You can remove debris that’s stuck to the porch’s flooring with a putty knife. Use the appropriate cleaners for the type of flooring you have; wooden floors need standard cleaners, while composite and vinyl decks need some special formulas and applications.
No basement renovation idea would be complete without first addressing the issue of finishing. There are plenty of options when it comes to turning a plain basement into a cozy and comfortable living space, but before you start copying decoration designs from magazines, you first need to ensure that the space under your main floor is worthy structurally, and capable of being transformed. To determine how livable your basement will be, consider these points:Continue reading
Bathroom remodeling projects can be a huge boon in your household, whether you’re looking to boost up the selling price of your house, or you simply want to make it more efficient and convenient for your family. However, when remodeling anything in your bathroom, be it something as simple as replacing the bathtub, aesthetics isn’t the only thing you should be worried about.
For instance, bathroom renovations need to prioritize privacy as much as possible. Regardless if the owner wishes to replace the tub with a shower or not, the contractor must ensure that the bathing area has sufficient cover. The toilet also deserves the same treatment, which means that it needs to be positioned well away from the door. Alternatively, a separate toilet room can be built to provide more privacy. Continue reading
Remodeling a house involves more than your money and resources; it also entails emotions. Having to deal with a remodeling project that is failing to meet your expectations can be exhausting and stressful, as for the most part, you’d be spending more money to make the needed adjustments, or to fix the mess. How can you tell if you have, indeed, hired the right contractor for the job? How do you make sure you get the best? Here are a few tips that will help you arrive at the right choice. Continue reading
When it comes to the aesthetics of any room in the home, one of the most desired look is for more space. Not everyone has a large home, but, thankfully, a few design and decorating tricks can magically create the illusion of space.
One of these tricks is the effective use of light to make a place seem roomier. Apart from better light fixtures, this is commonly achieved by using brighter colors that reflect light a little bit better than darker hues. Continue reading
Outdoor living areas are considered one of the better investments one can make for his or her home. The obvious benefit is how it, when executed properly, can substantially increase the overall curb appeal and monetary value of a property.
From a resident’s standpoint, the presence of an outdoor living space like a porch or deck allows them to comfortably enjoy the outdoors. It serves as a place beyond the living room and kitchen where everyone can come together and bond while doing some recreational activity (e.g. parties, playing card games, etc.). Continue reading
Is your , basement remodeling project about to be completed? You should be very proud of yourself for transforming a dull space in your house into something that is functional and exciting at the same time. Before you celebrate though, make sure that that you also covered basement finishing, which is essential in having a remarkable space upgrade. Continue reading
Launched in 1994 by David Larkin, DAL Builders started out as a company focused on new construction, building custom and semi-custom homes in Northern Illinois for several developers and architects.
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