Basement Remodeling is the fastest way to add a new room, or more, to our home without the higher expense of an addition. Because most basements are unfinished, and used for storing all the things we have forgotten we have, it is a relatively simple job for a Basement Remodeling Professional to add quality living space to our home without losing valuable square feet from our yard, lawn, or garden.
Most basements are dark areas where we store seasonal decorations, old toys, sporting equipment and anything else not used on a regular basis.
It is time we reconsider how we use our basement. Remodeling the basement is a cost-effective way to greatly expand our home's living space. Suddenly we could have a guest room, a children's playroom, a home office, a recreation room–the possibilities are only limited by our imagination.
Eight easy steps that will give you a good Idea how to reclaim your basement:
By remodeling their newly found additions, homeowners gain several advantages:
A) Basements are naturally insulated by the earth, which means they are cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
B) Moving the family room, home theatre, home office, or children’s playroom to the basement frees up additional space in the main living area, which can mean an expanded kitchen or bath, a larger master bedroom, or an additional guest bedroom or living quarters.
C) Of course, if the house does not currently have room for a family room, home office, etc., one can be built economically and ideally in the basement.
D) By putting a home entertainment center, gym, workroom or other "activity" room in the basement, the rest of the house can be quieter and more stress free.
1. Solving basement water problems
Even if our basement rarely has problems with dampness or flooding, it's best to solve the problem completely before beginning any remodeling work. Permanent solutions can take time to implement. A good place to start is to talk to an independent home inspector who specializes in waterproofing problems.
2. Deciding on the best use of basement
Consider using the space for activities for which typical basement characteristics offer natural advantages. The lack of light is useful when setting up a home theater or a dark room. The isolation helps create a sound break for a play area, a teenager's hangout or a place to practice a musical instrument.
Also, in basements, there is usually ready access to things like water lines and heating and cooling ducts. This makes adding a bath easier than it would be elsewhere in the house.
3. Getting help with basement design
While our basement may not be much to look at now, we will like to end up with quality living space when the project is complete. An architect or interior designer can help we get the most out of the space. A little forethought and careful planning now can help us create a space that is attractive, comfortable and useful.