Race to find Space

de8b94bc99900dc77f1278eae71bd52d Are you in a race to find space?  Are you constantly buying things and don’t know where to put them, then here is a blog for you.  Many people buy things and they buy it thinking they’ll use it, need it, or just like the way it looks.  You might think you have to spend a lot to create some space, but there are  other ideas that make space from unused space.  You can go on pinterest and find many ideas, you might find one the can work for you.  Of course, we like the other way of creating space by remodeling, business or home additions, or simply building a new bigger building.   indoor-dog-house-under-stairThe ideas can be quite clever, such as the dog house or room under the staircase.  A great idea that incorporates unused and usually wasted space.  It’s also not that expensive to do.  Creating cabinets out of the stairs is also a neat idea, however, it would be a little more expensive.  There are many ideas of utilizing wasted space under staircases.  The next area to save some space is the bathroom, yes that’s right, you’re bathroom.  The different ideas range from organizers in existing cabinets all the way to building a hidden closet drawer behind your tub. 7501542a804f67ed03bba8094bdb5c64To save space in the kitchen you can turn cabinets into a pantry system, instead of have to build a new pantry.  The garage usually has space above your car.  You can use tote bins, label them and hold everything from Christmas decorations to sports equipment. a3a6239d2e772a19b9c0fae00fc482e0  Hopefully this gives you some incite into finding creative ways to free up some space that would otherwise have went wasted.  However, if you need that other method such as adding on space give us a call we can help you out, just check out our website @frigainc.com and give us a call.

Can You Start A Home Remodel In The Winter??

Since there are not a lot of people remodeling during the winter, it’s the slow season for contractors. Furthermore, when contractors have less to do, they have more time to work on your project, so your remodeling may get done quicker as well. During winter you may find that contractors may have more time to work with you in planning and designing your project. This would be a good time for refining the details before the actual work begins. Give Friga Construction a call and we can help make your visions become reality.

Many homeowners will wait until spring to remodel because they are concerned about dust, fumes, ventilation and areas for staging the work. Current technologies and clean up methods do effectively control these problems. Fans with negative air pressure, plastic zip doors, and sealing off heat ducts with a filter will contain dust, debris and fumes to the work area.

It is usually easier for contractors to schedule work in winter months because there is a lot less exterior work being done. This will free up a contractor’s schedule for kitchen, bathroom and basement remodeling  a shorter wait for work to begin. Contact Friga Construction today and we will set up a free consultation to check out what you want remodeled. We think outside of the box and can offer many ideas, as well as paying close attention to minor details. We look forward to hearing from you and making your visions become reality.

 

Reclaim Your Attic Space!!

Does your attic space look like this?

Does your attic space look like this?

Rescue that wasted space!!

Before it can be finished, your attic must pass some essential tests for structural adequacy and comfort. Here’s what Friga Construction will look for:

How it was built: If it is a network of W-shape trusses supporting the roof, then it may not be practical to remodel the attic space. If the rafters form an A shape to support the roof — with open space underneath the rafters, we’ve got a probable remodeling candidate.

What about the stairs? Figuring out how you’re going to get up and down from the finished attic space can be somewhat of a problem. Expanding the present stairway or adding a new one will affect spaces below. A straight-run stair will need up to 10-14 ft of floor space. A spiral staircase takes up only about 5 ft but moving furniture & other belongings up & down that staircase can seem near impossible.

Before and After staircase

Before and After staircase

Hopefully, there’s headroom: Most building codes require a living space be at least 7-1/2 feet high over 50 percent of the floor area. Friga Construction will verify the local codes for specifics and to make sure everything is kept within code.

Light and Entree: Friga Construction can add windows or skylights in order to produce more natural light. If the attic is planned to be remodeled as a bedroom, many codes require outlet through a window in case of fire.

Is it freezing in the winter and hot in the summer? Friga Construction will consult with a heating and air-conditioning sub-contractor to assess the cost of routing heating/cooling ducts. Also, we will most likely need to insulate the space to keep the heat and cool in since the attic is directly under the roof.

Want a bathroom too? If the attic plans include a new bathroom,  Friga Construction will try to locate it above a bathroom on the floor below. This will reduce costs and avoid the need to cut a hole in the room for a new vent stack.

Built in shelves for extra storage

Built in shelves for extra storage

Use the space for a guest bedroom

Use the space for a guest bedroom

Tight space but functional

Tight space but functional

Turn it to the children's new space

Turn it to the children’s new space

Reclaim that wasted space!

Reclaim that wasted space!

Friga Construction will gladly come take a look at your attic and see if we are able to remodel the existing space. Contact us today!  We are located in Springfield, Missouri and have worked in most counties within Missouri. We will be happy to come out to your home and speak to you about ideas for turning your attic space into living areas.

We service the following Southwest Missouri areas including: Springfield, MO; Nixa, MO; Ozark, MO; Mountain Grove, MO; Joplin, MO; Lebanon, MO; Carthage, MO and Branson, MO.