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How Homes Are Built: Safe Room Construction (Ep 18) - Parade of Homes Wisconsin

September 25, 20233 min read

Hello everyone, it's TJ from Sanctified Homes, and today I'm thrilled to take you through an exciting feature in our parade home - the safe room or storm shelter, a modern-day root cellar that promises safety and versatility. 

In this episode of our "Parade of Home" series, we delve deep into the intricacies of constructing a safe room that not only serves as a protective haven but can also be transformed into a cool hangout or private storage space. Let's explore this fascinating addition that can be a valuable asset in your new home. 

Don't forget to check out the previous episode where we discussed garage flooring, available here.

A Fortress of Safety and Comfort

The Structure

Stepping into the safe room, you are immediately enveloped by six sides of solid concrete, offering an unparalleled level of safety. Above, what seems like a regular ceiling hides a robust structure that keeps water at bay and guarantees durability. This ceiling is not just a layer of wood and sheeting; it conceals an R-type membrane that prevents water seepage, topped with a layer of concrete. This room nestles under the front porch, adding an extra layer of protection with its concrete ceiling.

Versatility at Its Best

Beyond its primary function as a safety zone during tornadoes or unwanted intrusions, the safe room offers a realm of possibilities. Its robust structure can be transformed into a private sanctuary where you can unwind or store valuable items without drawing attention. From installing vault doors to creating a cozy hideaway, the potential to personalize this space is immense. Moreover, it doesn't break the bank, making it a viable addition to your home without skyrocketing the costs.

Constructing Your Dream Safe Room

Electrical and Insulation Aspects

As we venture further into the construction phase, we are incorporating electrical elements to enhance the functionality of this space. The room will feature three lights, ensuring a well-lit environment that invites comfort and ease. Following the electrical setup, we plan to install insulation and drywall, transforming this concrete fortress into a finished room that seamlessly blends with the rest of the home.

Reach Out for Customization Options

Building a home is a journey filled with choices that reflect your preferences and lifestyle. Adding a safe room is a decision that marries safety with innovation, offering a space that can adapt to your needs. We encourage you to discuss the possibilities with your builder, exploring the various customization options that align with your vision. Feel free to reach out to us at Sanctified Homes for insights and guidance on integrating a safe room into your home blueprint.

Elevating Home Safety: The Final Word

In conclusion, a safe room stands as a testament to modern construction's ability to offer safety without compromising on style and comfort. As we continue to raise the standard in the industry, we invite you to join us on this journey of innovation and excellence. Until next time, don't forget to raise your standard!

If you want to learn more about Sanctified Homes & Construction, check our homepage at WisconsinHomeBuild.com, or https://wisconsinhomebuild.com/call.

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TJ Vitense

Founder of Sanctified Homes and Construction & the Blessed to Build Foundation, TJ believes in raising the industry standards. With his company Strategic Real Estate Experts, he helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes. And, now manages new home construction as one of Wisconsin's best home builders.

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