How About Adding Built In Storage To Your Basement Wall Construction

Considering a basement remodel then you’re probably looking for a comfortable environment with excellent storage. Many homes are built with unfinished basements, families are often looking to add a comfortable family living space with great storage to accommodate their family needs and add value to their homes. You will need to consider all of the following when planning for basement wall construction:

• What kind of Construction was used to form the Perimeter Walls?

• What Condition is the Perimeter Wall Currently In?

• How are you going to prepare the perimeter walls for construction?

Working around permanent basement structures, installing Plates, installing Studs, installing electrical, adding built in storage and dry walling are all important considerations.

Common Perimeter Basement Wall Construction

Basements can come in all kinds of shapes and sizes at they provide the foundation, footprint, and utility access for the home. The two most common construction techniques for basement perimeter walls is concrete block construction or pour concrete construction. If the home is old enough it may have been built with a stone wall foundation. 

Condition of Perimeter Walls

Before the built out begins, it is worth checking the condition of the perimeter walls for cracks, moisture, mildew or mold. It is best to check for bowing in the walls before any additional work is performed. Were the walls properly sealed from moisture, is there any maintenance work the needs to be down before construction begins. 

Many newer basements may already have moisture barriers and insulation in place and some may have been dry walled ready to build out based on the new homeowner’s wants and needs. If the perimeter walls have been finished what kind of finishing were use and what kind of insulation was used. If it was down correctly you will only need to decide on the interior foot print and placement of your interior walls.

Preparing the Perimeter Walls for Finishing

If your perimeter walls were left unfinished then you have one of two choices to provide a moisture seal and insulation that is necessary for including the basement dimension in overall living space for the home. The most economical way is to use furring strips with sprayed foam insulation, when down properly this can provide an easy and efficient technique to add additional square footage to the home.

If you have built in storage in mind this will not be the method you will want to choose. When storage is a big consideration than a more traditional stud and dry wall can provide versatility. With a little consideration, it can be amazing how much additional storage can be provided within the basement living space when planned for properly. 

Both the perimeter walls as well as the interior wall placement can provide beautiful storage with a built in professional look. The built in storage can provide Shelves, door access, decorative built in cubbies, or can provide for a complete entertainment set up with surround sound. If desired the storage can provide closed Hanging storage or even built in draws depending on the needs of the family.

Working around Permanent Structures

Although prefabricated walls can be a consideration permanent structures may require varied dimensional considerations and if built in storage is the desired goals then building them in place will require installation of top plate’s perpendicular to the floor joists and parallel piece on the concrete floor. The next step will be to install the studs for the basement wall construction. Next the electrical points will need to be established and wired. Any special built in storage should be completed before the final dry wall is put up and finished.


5 Markets For Cheap Wholesale Jewelry

People might assume that cheap wholesale jewelry would be difficult to resell. This way of thinking limits these individuals and potentially loses them a significant profit. While these jewelry pieces may not compete with gold and silver jewelry for quality, they can fit nicely into numerous customers’ budgets. The question is, where does a person find these customers? Here are some suggestions to get your mind jump started.

Local Schools

Schools love creating a mascot with a dedicated color scheme to rally around. High schools and colleges almost always have these, and you might also want to check about the local middle schools. For any of these organizations, their students are likely to want to wear their school colors. Most families have neither the inclination nor the budget to purchase gold and silver jewelry. That means that any other jewelry with those colors and a more reasonable cost can be a welcome prize. If you ask the right questions, you may even be able to get the school to do all the selling and money collecting for you.

Costume Accessories

What is a pirate costume without an earring? Or a high roller costume without their bling? People who are building a costume for Halloween or a friend’s costume party usually don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on jewelry to get the right look. Buying cheap wholesale jewelry makes excellent sense to many customers. This market can be approached either online through your own website or online auction sites as well as by approaching local stores specializing in costumes. The second option minimizes your workload as well since the customers are in their store and you don’t have to worry about order fulfillment.

Church Fundraisers

We say church fundraisers, but any group might be interested in this option. Approach a local group and offer to supply jewelry for a fundraiser. Negotiate a split of the profits and then provide them with the jewelry to sell. Make sure you base the split on the profits though, since a slip of the tongue on this one can turn a great idea into a nightmare. These organizations get something of actual value to use for their fundraiser and you get a sales channel which requires little effort on your own part.

Set Up An Online Store

Of course, you could always set up your own online store. This will require knowledge and time or potentially expenses instead of the knowledge and time. Before diving into this option, consider the amount of work you are willing to put into the store. Initially, this business model will devour time, but that typically changes later.

Do Them All

Naturally some people will look at all of these ideas and say, “Why can’t I do them all?” The answer is: GO FOR IT! Approach the local organizations and work with them while building your website. Then take testimonials from the local organizations and add them to the website as validation. Give this some time and some effort and you could have both sides of this business generating revenue!

There are many more options for selling cheap wholesale jewelry, but these are some of the simplest. Add the other ideas and you have a great business based on inexpensive inventory. Now that’s a way to use cheap wholesale jewelry.

Everything You Need to Know about Direct Payday Loan Lenders

There comes a time in every person’s life when they need financial help. They may need money for medical expenses, have an emergency bill that they need to pay or may need quick cash to repair their broken down vehicle. Whatever the reason is, direct payday loan lenders are always there to give a helping hand to those who need financial relief.

The advantage of having a lender available

Some people have the benefit of having an emergency credit card, have emergency cash saved up or have collateral to obtain a loan. Unfortunately, many people don’t have any of that and find that they don’t have any choices available when a financial emergency occurs in their life. Lucky for them, direct payday loan lenders are willing to help them. If a person is employed, they no doubt have the ability to pay back a loan. They may have a couple of more days to go until their payday, but they have something that needs to be paid now. All they need is an advance on their pay, and these companies will do them that service.

The negative critics of payday loan companies

The reason that cash advance companies sometimes get negatively scrutinized is because critics feel that they are taking advantage of people. This is due to the interest rates that cash advance companies charge. Borrowers are always aware of the interest charge that the loan will costs them before being issued a loan, and personal responsibility needs to be placed on each individual who obtains a loan. This type of loan is meant to be a short term solution for people and is not meant to be a long term loan. This is why the full amount is due within a short period of time. This business is just like any other business that has an interest in making a profit off of their product or service. 

Qualifications to get a payday loan

All direct payday loan lenders are different, and each company will have different criteria from one another. Generally, these companies will require a person to be over the age of 18, be employed and have a checking account. They may also have a minimum required income. There is usually no credit check for these type of loans. Those with bad credit are so used of getting denied for a loan that they are glad when they find out that they are eligible for a payday loan. 

Online payday loan or a brick-and-mortar payday loan?

Whether a person uses a brick-and-mortar establishment or an online company, they will usually have their cash by the next day. Online companies will usually have a person’s money deposited into their bank account the next day following their approval. A brick-and-mortar establishment will pay a person right there on the spot. The amount of the loan will depend on how much money a person earns.