Basement Remodeling and Basement Finishing
Basements can be challenging spaces for renovation. Chilly, dark, and cluttered, the basement often convinces homeowners to take their remodeling projects to other spaces in the home. However, basements do not have to stay that way. They can be renovated and finished so that they do not only assimilate with the rest of the home but become amazing and valuable assets to the home. The first aim of any basement renovation is to decide how to finish the massive surfaces, including the ceiling, walls, and flowing. In an entirely unfinished basement, the floors could be concrete, the walls bare studs or concrete blocks, and the ceiling joists of the floor above. Once the main surfaces have been installed, we can renovate the space just like any other space in the home.Call now: (888) 555-0963
Elements that you should include in a basement renovation
Now that you’ve decided to renovate your basement, what do you have in mind? Start with how you want to use it. Will it include a full bathroom, private bedroom space, an entertainment space for your family, quiet office space for full-time work, or a multifunctional space with a kitchen? Once you’re armed with this information, the function of the space, you can assess the elements you should consider, including. We can work hand in hand with you on every decision that you plan and develop a masterpiece.
- HVAC and utilities
- Furniture and décor
How to prepare your basement for renovation
Now that you’ve decided on what to include in the design, made the budget, and hired the best contractors for your basement remodeling. What do you need to handle before you can start the renovation process?
Get the Foundation Inspected
You ought to get a foundation inspection to assess structural damage, waterproofing problems, rust, cracks, sagging beams, and other issues before starting the actual renovation process. Fixing these issues can cost more time and money, but they’re quite critical to ensure the integrity of your home.
Address the drainage requirements
Water damage is the main concern for home workers, especially in basement settings. If you start a basement renovation without taking care of drainage and water damage, you can regret it later on. Install the required drains, and add water vapor or waterproofing systems to protect your home.
Dry Out the Basement
Over 60% of basements are considered wet by the American Society of Home Inspectors. This excess moisture can lead to bad mold and rot if not handled before remodeling. Depending on the situation, you made be required to realign the gutters, install a sump pump, or more. These solutions can be costly and it’s advisable to conduct a proper assessment even before drafting the renovation budget.
A Full Basement Cleanout
Your contractors won’t be working around the current mess in the basement. Conduct a cleanout of everything being stored down there and find temporary storage for it in another space. This is also an ideal way to get inspiration for the space and see how much room you have to work with. You can hold a garage sale or make some donations to a local charity in the process.
Renovation projects normally generate a lot of waste, most of which will be too big to put on the curb. Even if working with contractors, you want to keep the costs under control, and hence you can rent a dumpster and take care of the pickup. Arrange this prior and factor it into your overall costs.
Now that you’re aware of all the moving pieces going into a basement remodeling, you’ll be in a great place to get started. Start by contacting a professional construction company that will keep your best interests at heart. We are always available to help you with any questions that you might have. Contact us today for a free consultation.