Back to School – A Lesson in Study Spaces

July 16, 2016 | Basement Finishing

With the first day of school just around the corner, most families are busy juggling summer holiday fun and back to school preparations. While parents are busy shopping for supplies, we at Booher Remodeling Company thought we would offer some home improvement tips and points to consider to help get the kids’ study space set up and to make the transition back to class as easy as possible. Do Your Homework! By offering a dedicated homework spot to your children, you’re making it clear that they, and their studies, are a priority in your household. When choosing a location for the study spot, consider your child’s age. Younger children need to be closer to grown-ups for encouragement and help, while older kids probably need fewer distractions so they can concentrate. For younger kids, setting them up with a small table or desk in the kitchen, breakfast nook, or living room … Continued

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Building a Home Wine Cellar

May 20, 2016 | Basement Finishing

Have you ever dreamed of having a wine cellar in your home? Whether you are a seasoned connoisseur and collector or simply a wine enthusiast, it is possible to create the perfect spot in your home to hold your reserve. Optimal Wine Cellar Conditions Wine cellars require the right temperature, light, and humidity in order to provide optimal conditions for storing your collection. You will want to work with a contractor who can convert your space while ensuring that the cellar conditions do not affect the rest of the house. Temperature control is one of the most important aspects of the wine cellar since temperature fluctuations can affect the wine’s aging process. According to Fine Wine Reserve, the ideal temperature for storing wine is between 52 and 58˚F. Light control is vital when cellaring wine since wine is very sensitive to light. Ambient lighting will be necessary, but bottles should … Continued

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Your Basement Can Be Bright and Beautiful

March 23, 2016 | Basement Finishing

Do you feel as though your family might be outgrowing your current home? Looking for ways to add extra space for a children’s playroom, teenager’s bedroom, or even a home theater? You don’t need to move —   you’re standing over a gold mine of square footage! Basement finishing offers plenty of extra space that can be designed exactly to your specifications. However, one frequently overlooked element in finished basements is natural lighting. Consider these tips from the home-remodeling experts at Booher Remodeling Company of Indianapolis, and let the light shine in.   During the design process, you may want to look at creating an open-concept basement where light can fill the whole space. Select wall colors that are light and bright to reflect the light. Basement ceilings often feel low, so steer clear from painting them in dark colors that may feel oppressive. Choose window coverings that allow natural light … Continued

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The Modern Farm Kitchen

September 7, 2015 | Basement Remodeling

Fall harvest season is upon us. That means many of us are spending a lot of time in our kitchens canning, drying, and freezing food that we will be able to enjoy throughout the winter. We aren’t just talking about homesteaders here, there is a significant movement throughout North America of people returning to the art of eating locally and preserving their own food. So what would be some of the most important design elements in a busy kitchen and what would a kitchen remodeling project look like for a family who uses their kitchen in this manner? In many ways, it would be like combining grandma’s farm kitchen of yesteryear with the modern conveniences and technology that we have today. Large work surfaces – Having enough room to spread out is a must when processing big batches. Having a large work surface such as a kitchen island gives you … Continued

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3 Home Improvements That Pay

March 10, 2015 | Basement Remodeling

Have you been wondering which home improvements can boost the resale value of your Indianapolis home? Booher Remodeling Company summarizes Remodeling’s 2014 cost versus value report for three of our most-popular types of home remodeling projects. Note that this research data is based on 2014 national averages, and if you want data specific for Indianapolis, IN, you should contact your real estate agent.

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Basement Remodeling

April 18, 2012 | Basement Remodeling

Perhaps it’s hard to imagine your dreary, dark space as your family’s next hangout, but let your Indianapolis home remodeling experts work their magic to convert this unused area of your home into your new favorite hangout spot! If you’re fortunate enough to have an unfinished basement and the finances to finish it off, your home remodeling possibilities are almost endless. Finishing an existing basement is usually cheaper when compared to the square footage price of installing a room addition and works well for creating a space for your teen and their friends to hang out, a home office, or maybe even a home gym. Other possibilities for refinishing your basement would be to turn this space into a game room, home theatre, bedroom, bar, guest room, laundry room, bathroom, or even a craft room for your hobbies! Your basement space does pose unique challenges that are specific to this … Continued

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