Common Mistakes to Avoid when Remodeling a Basement

When homeowners like you are looking to plan a basement remodel our team likes to look at your families and houses wants and needs. Because remodels are often trying to utilize the basement for more space, we want to address common mistakes to avoid when remodeling a basement.

As a team we want to plan your space carefully. Before you start any work, take some time to think about how you want to use your finished basement. This will help us design a space that is both functional and stylish.

Items to consider including in your basement design:

  • Address moisture issues. Basements are prone to moisture problems, so it’s important to identify and address any issues before starting construction. This may include repairing cracks in the foundation, installing a sump pump, or adding a vapor barrier.
  • Insulating and soundproofing. Basements can be cold and noisy, so it’s important to insulate and soundproof the walls, floors, and ceiling. This will make the basement more comfortable and livable.
  • Installing lighting. Basements are often dark, so it’s important to install plenty of lighting. This will help to make the space more inviting and functional.
  • Ventilation. We should include in the design a plan to allow air to circulate. Windows, Exhaust Fan, Dehumidifier or Whole-House Ventilation System can help with air flow to keep the area fresh, remove stale air, and/or circulate fresh air through the space.

By hiring a professional team like we can’t Almar which can include designers, selection coordinator, project managers etc. we are able to help and guide you with all aspects of the project, from design to construction.

Allison Guido

Almar's CEO has over 20 years of experience in the remodeling industry. She is constantly learning and looking for ways to improve our homeowners' remodeling process and experience. Her mission is to break the Contractor Stereo Type and provide a great product at a good price for our homeowners.