What should I think about when planning my basement remodel?

Have you have been home with your family for the past 6 months and are now realizing that your house is starting to get smaller and smaller? Some days does it feel like you home is shrinking?   I completely understand, as my two boys got older, we started to realize that they need their own “living space” or playroom in our home.   While I had hoped to get a “Man Town” right now the best place for us was to finish an area in our basement that can be our family’s playroom.

Like us, you might be trying to decide how much space you need, and how much of a budget you have. Our family decided to not use all of our basement, we decided that while we would love to have a huge room in our basement, that just finishing part of the space (approx. 12x 22’ area at the bottom of the stairs) allowed our boys a place to have a TV and toys.   Sometimes in today’s society people feel like they need a huge area, we decided that we just wanted to give enough space for our kids to play. 

Finished Basement
Finished Basement

Basements finishing can vary in many ways.  There might be some limitations to the products that you can use in your basement like flooring or wall coverings, basements can be made to look like regular rooms in your home with plaster and painted wall finishes.   You do not need to use panel systems and drop ceilings like you see on TV, you can make the space feel and look like it is part of your home and not a 1980s finished basement.

There are even cost-effective options to adding bathrooms to your basement living area.  With the SaniFlo system you can put a toilet, sink and even a shower into your basement remodel without having to break up the existing flooring to run pipes and pumps.

3 things to thing about:

  1. How much space do we need?
  2. How will we use the space?
  3. What features do we want to include?
    • Bathroom
    • Storage
    • Wet-Bar
    • Built in desks for home office.
    • Special floor mats for home gym

Let us know how we can help you design and execute your basement remodel this year! 

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 Almar Building & Remodeling Co (Hanover Ma). As a third-generation family owned and operated company for over 60 years Almar Building has all the benefits of a small company with the options of a larger company. From Additions, Kitchens, Bathroom, Basement Renovations, Siding, Windows, to Doors Almar services the entire South Shore of Massachusetts. What should I think about when planning my basement remodel?

Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.