5 Important Things to Consider When Remodeling a Basement
Your basement is a great opportunity to add valuable living space to your home. Our team has worked with many homeowners like you to add space for playrooms, family rooms, extra bathrooms, offices, workout space and entertainment spaces. So today we wanted to go over 5 Important Things to Consider When Remodeling a Basement.
As we get started, we’d like you to consider a few things
- Moisture control.
The most important factor to consider when remodeling a basement is moisture control. Basements are prone to moisture problems, so it’s important to take steps to prevent mold and mildew growth. This may include installing a sump pump, a drainage system, and/or waterproofing the walls and floor.
- Purpose of the space.
What do you want to use your basement for? Will it be a bedroom, a playroom, a home office, or something else? The purpose of the space will determine the design and layout of the remodel.
Basements are often dark, so it’s important to plan for adequate lighting. This may include adding windows, or recessed lighting.
Basements can be cold in the winter and hot in the summer, so it’s important to insulate the walls and ceiling. This will help to keep the space comfortable year-round.
Remodeling a basement can be a big investment, so it’s important to work with your team to determine the investment you want to make and what features you will be able to include for that price, like flooring, custom built-in cabinetry or an extra bathroom.
By considering these factors, you can ensure that your basement remodel is a success.
Additional tips for remodeling
- Hire a qualified contractor. Check out these tips for how to choose a professional you trust.
- Be prepared for the unexpected. Unlike new construction, when remodeling we tend to find unexpected items to be addressed so we can have your remodel done right.
- Be patient. Remodeling a basement can take time, so don’t expect it to be finished overnight.
With careful planning and execution, you can transform your basement into a beautiful and functional space that you’ll enjoy for years to come.