The ElkStone, Inc. Blog

 

Tips and tools for finishing your basement.

Small Details Matter

When you partner with ElkStone to finish your basement,  small details matter!  Unfinished basement spaces contain necessary items that are integral in the guts of a smooth running home.  Sump Pump Water Valves Electrical Panels Water Heaters Plumbing...

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Mayo Basement

When the Mayo Family was ready to finish their 1400 square foot of basement, they called ElkStone. These are the items that made the Must Have List: Wet Bar to Entertain Spacious Movie Room for the whole family A Fitness Room (used when absolutely necessary....I mean,...

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Just Another Day at ElkStone

Part of ElkStone's Core Beliefs and Values read: Take care of our customers so they can always refer us.  Stay Genuine, sincere, and remain humble.  It was one week from the final walk of a Castle Rock basement we were finishing, when the homeowner...

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Simple Aurora Basement Finish

Will you finish a basement with simple finishes?  Often times, we are asked this question.  As potential clients look thru our gallery of finished spaces, they see beautiful tile work, fireplaces to drool over, pendant lights that adorn wet bars and theaters that...

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The Importance of Permits

What is a Construction Permit? A Construction Permit (also know as Building Permit or simply Permit) required in most jurisdictions for new construction, or adding onto pre-existing structures, and in some cases for major renovations, such as Basement Finishing....

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Fantastic Parker Basement Finish

We used ElkStone to finished our basement. They were fantastic! Our basement finished close to the time frame. Entire process went very smooth! Our salesman, was a pleasure to work. He listened to all of our concerns. Phil was our project manager, he was awesome! Easy...

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Construction Terms

Terms Commonly Used in Architecture & Interior Design ACCESS PANEL: A small metal or wood door flush with a wall or ceiling surface which provides a closure over a valve or other operable device which is recessed into the wall or located above a ceiling. The...

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A Luxury Basement Renovation

When the Sobb family decided to turn their unfinished basement in Denver into a space for the entire family to enjoy, they called ElkStone. Working with the unique foundation and existing systems, they designed a home theater, kitchenette, dining area, sitting area,...

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Framing a basement in Denver

The question often comes up on how ElkStone frames our basements.  One issue that is whether to frame the studs at 16 inches on center or 24 inches on center.  Typical structural construction requires studs to be framed at 16 inches on center.  The basement walls...

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