Time brings change to almost all things. Sometimes changes can be good, sometimes bad. If you’re not caught “off-guard”, you can cope with the changes. That is the scenario with buying a home in South Minneapolis.

Step One: Start with the foundation of the ground; it should be flat, solid, and excavated with at least two to three feet of space around the base of the shed leaving room for landscaping. Make sure the door ways are in open areas for easy access. Typically a shed will be built on cement or a gravel surface. Check to make sure you are not building over a sprinkler system or cable lines. Small sheds can be placed on railroad ties but larger sheds will need a much stronger foundation.

This combination provides a great deal of light for its size, and it’s sealed, which minimizes heat transfer. I know one family that recently installed one of these and they LOVE it.

Access. The decisions you make about how you will use the new living space in your basement might mean you will need to create a second access to the basement from the first floor. If you divide the space into family areas and a teen suite, for example, you might find that a second access allows more privacy. A spiral staircase might be the perfect answer because it uses less space. You will also want to have some kind of immediate exterior access in case of emergency.

So let’s take a good look and this comes with a warning… you won’t like what you see. But it is what it is and the sooner you realize what you have the more motivation you will have to find a way to wipe the debt away.

Vacuum or sweep the floor surrounding the furnace to rid it of dirt, dust, and dust bunnies. Furnaces filter the air from both your home’s HVAC contractor system, so the residue buildup can build up.

Support beams or posts. You may discover two or more support posts or beams in the basement. You will need expert assistance if you decide to try to remove them, and doing so will be costly. The better solution might be to lay out your floor plan so that the support beams are in walls or closets. If you can’t work with them in this way and you want something more attractive, then either put a fiberglass column around them or build a square box around them with drywall.

How to: Soak natural cotton pad in the rosewater and gently wipe over the skin to cleanse. Use as often as is necessary. This beautiful cleanser allows you to wake up and smell the roses!