Monthly Archives: December 2012

Remodeling Cents: Upgrade your living space with a new moulding scheme

Hey Folks………. Looking to change or upgrade your living space? Adding trim can help you to match the style of your home whether going for a classical, craftsman, or a simple look. Trim can be elaborate or can remain quite simple

Molding and trim make an Impact from baseboards to crown molding, these details add width, depth and height to a boring room. One of the primary characteristics distinguishing a attractive room from a basic box is the attention to molding. In the cheapest construction, moldings will be minimal and undersized.

One of the easiest ways to upgrade a room is to beef up all the moldings, adding width, depth and height to the trim. Far from closing in a room, the increased framing adds depth to the walls, especially if it is painted the same color as the walls for a unified look. Interior moldings provide attitude as well as architectural interest.

Weaver’s Top list of Ideas to Consider!

· Base Moulding
· Supply and Install New Doors
· Window and Door Casing
· Bookcases and built-ins
· Paneled Walls and Wainscoting
· Crown Moulding
· Ceilings – Coffered, Tray and Beams

When adding custom trim, crown moulding tends to get the most response when people enter a room. We can work with you to design crown moulding that is right for you. Crown moulding can enhance many details in a home including walls, cabinets, bookcases, and built-in cabinets.

Ceilings can be treated with custom trim, mouldings, and beams. Coffered ceilings are created with beams and mouldings in a geometric shape to define an area. Coffered ceilings can define a room to set it apart from other rooms even if there are no walls to define the area. They can give a room a formal look but can also be used in a family room to break up an expansive ceiling. A tray ceiling added to a room with a low ceiling will give a perception of more height or grandness. Ceilings can also be enhanced with the addition of beams. River Valley Construction will work with you to determine the best type of ceiling for your space.

With a strong background in home renovations , River Valley Construction can work with you to design a moulding scheme that complements and revitalize your home. Our highly skilled team of professional tradesmen can satisfy all your needs. Each project is covered by general liability insurance. All projects are supervised by owner every day.

How Can We Help? Contact us today for a free in home consultation! See you soon.

Remdeling Cents: Upgrade your homes potential with a finished basement

Hi folks……If your basement is unfinished and therefore going unused it may be time for you to remodel. River Valley Construction is familiar with the many aspects of basement remodeling and will be able to assist you transform your unused basement into a modern home office, entertainment center, in home sports bar, home gym, family room or new guest room. The possibilities are completely up to your imagination! Our easy remodeling process will be able to make your vision a reality through providing:

  • Basement Redesign
  • Bathroom Fitout
  • Entertainment Space
  • Drywall Installation
  • Electrical Work
  • Lighting Installation
  • Plumbing Installation
  • Floor Installation
  • Wet bar Installation
  • And much, much

Remodeling your basement will not only provide your friends and family with a great new space, it will also considerably increase your home’s market value. No matter if you are looking to add a bathroom to your basement or considering doing a complete basement overhaul the helpful contractors will be able to help you regardless of your project size.

We are often asked: What is a general price for a finished basement space? We find on average a finished basement can be between $20-$30 a square foot as a turnkey package. This is largely influenced by the finishes requested. We also encourage our homeowners to consider some of the remodeling they might want to tackle on their own with our DIY “Assist” Program.To get started, call today for a free in home consultation.

Ready… Set…. Remodel: Finishing Your Basement

Ready… Set…. Remodel: Finishing Your Basement

A finished basement is a great addition to a home. Most people think a basement remodel is one of the easiest home remodeling projects to complete. More often than not, it is actually one of the more complex projects. Basements often have water and drainage problems, inadequate ceiling heights, old sloping concrete floor slabs, no insulation, and no easy way to connect the plumbing. And most people expect the basement to serve many purposes. Often the basement is designed to accommodate work and play, media rooms, storage and craft areas and many other uses. So unless you are looking for a simple, one-room remodel, be prepared to address a number of challenges.


Don’t Start to Work Until You Know It’s Dry

Before you do any kind of finished work on a basement, make sure there won’t be any water issues that could cause damage. Go outside and inspect the exterior walls for moisture problems. Make sure the ground is sloped away from the foundation walls. Also, check the downspouts, if they’re clogged, it could be create a lot of moisture and bring it into the basement.

Check the Code Before You Pound a Nail

Once you have a design plan and you’ve checked for moisture, the next thing you should do is find out whether you need to get a permit for the proposed renovation. Also, make sure that everything pertaining to electrical work is done to code.

Suspend Your Ceiling Preconceptions

If you need to have access to electrical and plumbing systems in your ceiling, suspended ceiling tiles are the way to go. Otherwise, with a drywall ceiling, you’d have to create access panels.

Add Some Warmth at the Baseboards

Baseboard heating is an excellent choice for a basement. Normally the basement is the coolest room in the house, so choose a heating method wisely.

Don’t Forget Your Egress

If a room will be used for sleeping be sure it has an egress window to the exterior. It’s not safe to sleep in a room with only one exit.

Recessed Lighting is Your Friend

Recessed lighting is great for basements since you don’t want fixtures hanging from a low ceiling. Because there’s limited natural light, basement lighting is essential to brighten up the place.

We hope to see you soon!


Remodeling That Make Cents.- Increase the effeciency…. not size

Remodeling That Make Cents.- Increase the effeciency…. not  size

As our lives change so do the needs of our home. Older homes tend to have cramped space and do not typically fit a modern lifestyle. If you can reorganize and equip your home for maximum utility, you may not need to blow out the walls to gain square footage. Our informal, modern lifestyles of today are better suited to open floor plans and kitchens that open into adjacent living spaces. If your needs and ideas about your home are constantly evolving, reconfiguring interior space may be the perfect design solution to fit your home.

      Weaver’s Top Interior Renovations

  • Improved home office space for work and play
  • Remove the parting wall to create more flow from room to room
  • Create a luxure suite feel between master bath and bed
  • Combine space to create a Jack and Jill bath to fit a need
  • Remodel your home to help you grow with your family needs with universal design concepts

We understand that universal interior space redesign is the most efficient and cost-effective way to get the home of your dreams without building an expensive addition. With a more efficient floor plan, your home can be transformed into a space to fit your lifestyle. A detailed in home consultation by River Valley Construction will often reveal opportunities that were not immediately apparent. In many cases, your home is full of untapped potential: excessive hallway space, odd closet configurations, undersized or oversized rooms and poorly laid out circulation are all waiting to be transformed into more livable, usable space. Often a home does not need more space – just better space, and that’s where you can truly benefit from interior space reconfiguration!

Contact us before you consider your next remodel! Your Project is Our Passion.