Remodeling should be a joy, not an inconvenience.
Here in the Northeast, the majority of homes have basements. They can be notorious for being damp and musty. When redone right, finished basements can add a tremendous amount of living space to a home. Whether it’s a man cave or an exercise room, basement remodeling is an excellent way to add value to your home.
Aspects to Consider
Storage – Basements in our area tend to be between 800 and 1500 square feet, which gives a lot of space for storage.
Entertainment– Planning out your space beforehand is beneficial as you can plan for wall-mounted TV units and entertainment systems.
Home Gym – Having the ability to get a workout in without leaving the comfort of your home is a great way to utilize basement space.
Workshop –Want extra space to work on hobbies? Make sure to plan ahead so you have enough electrical power and receptacles for your workspace.
Accessibility to Utilities – Basements often house the mechanical equipment that serves the home, as well as provides direct access to a lot of the home’s mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems in the floor joists of the first floor. Providing enough access and access points to shut-offs is important for long-term maintenance and convenience.
Closet Organization – A built-in closet system will be one of the most widely used and appreciated pieces of your home. Having a place for everything from your shoes to your belts will help declutter your life and your mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Will our daily routine be dramatically impacted during the renovation?
Answer: During your remodel, we try our best to be the least intrusive as possible to your lifestyle and daily routine.
We will set up dust barriers and air scrubbers to help minimize the disturbance on other parts of the home. We will seek to use alternate entrances where possible and protect any floors as needed. (Check out our blog on Home Protection & Cleanliness).
Question: How can we keep our basement dry?
Answer: Unfortunately, there is no one-fits-all answer. It’s important to analyze where the water is coming from first, and secondly, prevent its ability to get inside.
Many problems with wet basements come from the exterior. Controlling run-off is important for directing water away from the house in the first place. This can be done with a clean and adequate gutter system, as well as foundation curtain drains.
Sump pumps and dehumidifiers in the basement can help solve the problem. Ideally, a solution that does not depend on a specific piece of equipment is best for giving you long-lasting peace of mind.
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We would love to hear about your future project.