|Finishing the basement in our Milton MA home has been on our list to-do’s for quite some time now. While we were in the process of shopping and researching, we knew exactly what we were looking for out of the currently unused basement space. My husband and I were looking for a company that specializes in finishing basements and could give us the look we were looking for in a new finished basement. It was important for us to have the same look as the rest of the house with walls, ceilings and flooring that matched the look of the other walls, ceilings and floors in our home. A livable space that would add value to our home (certainly not de-value the home), that provide a return on our investment if we are to sell the house down the line, and serve us and our (expanding family) well for years to come with comfort and style. We often find ourselves hosting friends and family frequently so it was important guests would be able to gather in this space.|
After comparing basement companies around the area (Boston/South Shore), and getting multiple quotes, it was clear that when we came across KAKS Basement Finishing and Design that they were able to meet all of our criteria and in some ways they exceeded our criteria! From start to finish, the team at KAKS were easy to work with, transparent with what was getting done and when, and their professionalism impressed us! The owner was very knowledgeable about the high quality materials that he would be installing into our home and answered all of our (many) questions with confidence.
Now living in the space and the kids having multiple playdates with their friends for almost one full year, it looks as great as it did on the first day it was installed. Knowing that the materials will not deteriorate and mold & mildew or flooding will never be an issue
gives us peace of mind. Their warranties are unbeatable, their customer service is unbeatable, and they have our seal of approval! Anyone who is in the market for a finished basement should look no further than KAKS Basement Finishing and Design! Believe me I will be promoting them all over social media!
local South Shore basement remodeling contractor
“I want someone to finish my basement, but I don’t want the basic, put-up-walls-and-leave kind of basement finishing company. I want someone to come in my house, and tell me what they really can do with my basement, upscale design, a friendly, comfortable meeting. Please someone share your ideas with me, what are my options?!” exclaimed Marc.
While talking with my old friend Marc last month at the Hanover Starbucks.. he filled me in on the family, and about having a few basement finishers to the house.
I had to pass onto him that I knew of a local South Shore basement remodeling contractor from up the street that focuses on custom building. “It seems they range from specialty high-end custom stuff to simpler designs, depending on what you want, they can do it.” I said. Marc repeated, “I really want the mold and mildew proof quality – and custom look I want, I want a designer to talk to, teach me something that I don’t know.”
Now let’s fast forward to Halloween night, I bumped into Marc with the kids in the neighborhood out trick or treating. “The basement’s done, dude! You gotta come over and check this mancave out!” Marc was pumped about it, and now I was too.
“When should I stop over?” I asked.
“Game day, bro.”
”The kids have their own unique playroom entrance and tv, and me and the wife have a huge built-in, tv room with crazy new lighting, you just gotta see it to believe you’re in a basement. It’s nicer than my upstairs! I could not be happier with the finished product. Dude, the Patriots are on next Sunday.”
“Right on!” said I. (I couldn’t be happier either) “See you then!”
Getting The Basement Ready For Finishing
Spring… I know we all can’t wait for it to get here every year. Goodbye snow… I love seeing it melt. Can’t wait for grass growing, flowers blooming, longer days, more sunshine, we all have so many plans for Spring. Spring cleaning is definitely on my list and after the long winter we’ve had, I’m looking forward to getting down into my basement and finally cleaning it out. Living in Norwell Massachusetts i know how important it is to keep an eye out for any cracks or leaks in a basement, especially with all the snow melting around the foundations outside, and I for one, will be moving out most of my useless storage and preparing the space for a Basement finishing.
Recently, I came across information about this basement company regarding Mold and Mildew Proof Basement Finishing Systems that are available. Because water and humidity in the basement seem pretty hard to avoid it caught my attention right away . What they were talking about was everything that i have been concerned about when thinking about finishing my basement. Wow finally someone figured it out, and i could not believe that here they are located less than 2 miles away from my home on the South Shore in Hanover Ma. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for, who wouldn’t want walls that are made specifically for the basement that are waterproof and mold and mildew proof? A nice design plan for the basement is NOW a great idea, so this Spring, I plan on moving forward with that long overdue basement remodel? The info below is from the Kaks Basement website www.impressivebasementsboston.com this is just a little sample of what they talk about, if you want to know anything about finishing a basement this is the place!
First tip: Keep an eye out for mold. Mold needs a source to grow, and there are five ingredients necessary for mold growth – food source, air, moisture, suitable temperature, and a surface to grow on. Paper, wood and other organic materials like carpet, for example, are conducive to mold and mildew growth. Drywall is lined with paper, studs are usually made of pine wood, definitely not suitable materials for the basement since mold growth in basement walls is a serious home health concern. Long-standing moisture problems can lead to decay, resulting in structural damage to the house. Have it checked by a professional, then choose a basement wall finishing company that specializes in building basements with proper materials.
Second: A good dehumidifier is recommended for the basement at all times to control moisture in the air. Keeping the humidity low is key. Air quality in the basement is important. Go with certified green, eco-friendly materials that aren’t detrimental to the basement.
Last tip: The cost of a full Basement Finishing System is about the same as a conventional drywall basement. That seems hard to believe, until you get a price from a basement refinishing company with all electrical, waterproof flooring and better quality materials than a general contractor could give. Go get a free basement evaluation, and not from the local handyman.
NOW, my basement plan is for drywall-free walls and yes, a plastered wall finish, with a relaxing, light paint color. With having the same looking walls from upstairs in the downstairs basement: strong, durable, plus mold and mildew-proof, and paintable! Once it’s finished, it will be a seamless look into my new family room, and cleaning the basement should finally be a breeze. No more dreaming about it…
Spring is reminding me that it’s time to get started and clean out the basement.
Massachusetts likes Kaks Basement Finishing
PLEASE EXCUSE THE LONG DELAY IN GETTING THIS LETTER TO YOU. ENCLOSED IS A LAMINATED COPY THAT I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO HAVE, OF AN ITEM WHICH APPEARED IN THE JULY 1, 2012 EDITION OF THE ENTERPRISE. IT IS VERY NICE PHOTO AND WRITE OF YOU AND YOUR NEW TV VENTURE. IN THIS DAY IN AGE, WHEN THE MEDIA SEEMS SO OBSESSED WITH HIGHLIGHTING THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF SOCIETY, IT IS REFRESHING TO SEE AN ITEM LIKE THIS IN OUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER. YOUR PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE OPERATION OF THIS POPULAR AND SUCCESSFUL TELEVISION SHOW IS TO BE COMPLIMENTED. FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS NOW HOME REPAIR SHOWS AND REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION PROGRAMS HAVE CAPTURED THE PUBLIC’S ATTENTION. PEOPLE OF ALL AGE GROUPS FIND GREAT INTEREST IN WATCHING ALL THAT GOES INTO THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION AND REHABBING. IT IS GRATIFYING TO SEE THE PROGRESS THAT IS MADE IN EACH WEEK’S SEGMENT, RIGHT UP INTO THE FINAL EPISODE WITH ITS BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL, AND NEW FINISHED CREATION. YOU BRING YOUR OWN PERSONAL STYLE AND CHARISMA TO THE SCREEN THAT APPEALS TO A GROWING AUDIENCE. IT IS GREAT TO SEE A LOCAL BUSINESSMAN RECEIVE SUCH PROMINENT ATTENTION. OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A FITTING REFLECTION OF YOUR TALENTS AND SKILLS IN THE CHOSEN PROFESSION OF REMODELING. IN CLOSING I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER MY SINCERE BEST WISHES FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS IN THIS AND ALL FUTURE ENDEAVORS. GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS!
SENATOR – THOMAS.P.KENNEDY