The basement is a very common home improvement project that adds to the usable space and value of your property. To make sure the room becomes exactly what you want and need it to be, whether you have a full unfinished basement or simply want to restore an existing space, it’s critical to plan effectively. The secret to a basement remodel is good planning.
To make sure you design the ideal basement room for your family, look over our checklist.
- Consider carefully what you want to do with this area as you stand in the middle of your basement. Do you have that picture in your head? Now consider what you might do with the area in five, ten, or fifteen years. This is quite significant. What could be a playroom today could be a movie room in five years, a guest bedroom in ten, or your teenage son’s bedroom.
- Before you even consider finishing the basement, check for dampness. pouring throughout. Walk through your basement carefully, using a flashlight to check for foundation fractures.
- Pay to have an architectural technologist conduct a walkthrough of your older home to make sure the footings and structural supports are sound. When finishing basements that are more than 50 or 60 years old, we always insist on this.
- Consider leaving a small portion of your basement unfinished. Everybody has “things” that they don’t really need to display but also don’t want to throw away. And we require a location to keep those items. A minimum of a modest area of your basement should remain unfinished for storage.
- Consider your illumination. In a basement, good lighting is essential. In particular, if your ceiling is low, we recommend LED pot lights. Think about adding some intriguing architectural lighting to your building, such as lights between the risers of your stairs or under the railing.
- Examine the electrical panel in your home. Consult a licensed electrical contractor if you’re unsure about the answers to these questions. Knowing this is crucial because the price of the project may increase if you require a new panel or a subpanel.
- Carefully consider your selections for flooring. Typically, we advise our customers to install premium vinyl plank flooring. This is completely waterproof, incredibly strong, and available in many different colors and styles.
These are just some of the simple steps to start your renovation. To learn more about basement renovations, visit us at Foundation Repair Service.