Basement Remodel Basement Remodel Practical homeowners are finding new ways to improve their homes, whether their purpose is to improve living spaces or if they are planning to increase their home values for a potential future sale. In either case, home remodeling projects would be the very thing that they need and this may involve …
Practical homeowners are finding new ways to improve their homes, whether their purpose is to improve living spaces or if they are planning to increase their home values for a potential future sale. In either case, home remodeling projects would be the very thing that they need and this may involve one or more sections or areas of a house.
One area that has gained much popularity among modern homes is basement remodeling. Home improvements involving the basement have two primary reasons. The first one is to improve the basement as a safe a viable area for storing valuables and other items in the home that are not needed at that particular moment. Another primary reason for basement remodeling is to increase living spaces by trying to convert the basement as another usable room which can be used as a hobby or game area. It can also be used as another bedroom for a teenaged kid who has outgrown sharing rooms with other siblings.
However, one of the most pertinent problems that homeowners encounter with their basements is with regards to water damage. Basements, due to their special location in the home and in most cases underground, are basically surrounded by open ground or soil from all directions. Rains and outside moisture can dampen this soil, and in turn can seep through the walls of the basement causing potential water damage and all the other problems associated with it.
This is why a basement remodeling project should first and foremost consider proper waterproofing before trying to convert this room to other useful purposes.
Basement Remodeling Plan
Tackling a home improvement project unprepared is one of the biggest no-no’s in remodeling. Planning ahead for your basement remodeling is crucial and this should include:
?? Budget -to enjoy the results for a longer time, you have to allot enough budgets to ensure quality. And to avoid breaking the bank, stick to the budget established. If you have to cutback on expense, spend it wisely without sacrificing both beauty and functionality.
?? Repairs -before anything else, necessary repairs should be prioritized to avoid future problems. Ensure proper and sufficient insulation and waterproofing to make the area fully efficient and most comfortable.
?? Establish an idea for basement finish -depending on your family’s needs you can turn the area into just about anything. You can either have the whole space to serve a specific function or it can be divided into different rooms. While brainstorming, also consider the easy access to electricity and plumbing, the isolated location and the privacy the area offers.
?? Design -basement remodeling poses a whole new set of challenges. To avoid complexities in construction and too much unneeded expense, you have to creatively work with these challenges including: the HVAC systems, support beams and poles, ductworks and others.
?? Permits -secure necessary permits.