Start With The Foundation
Before starting any construction in the basement, assess the foundation. It is not uncommon for moisture to penetrate, so it is essential to secure the room and examine the walls for cracks in the foundation, leaks, mold, or loose window frames. Whether you are starting from scratch with an empty basement or looking to revitalize your current setup, it is essential to stabilize and insulate the foundation from all possible water invasions. No matter how nicely you decorate the area, if there are signs of cracks and water damage, it can destroy everything in a relatively short period. You may also need to inspect all the wiring, plumbing, ductwork, or any other systems connected to the rest of the home. Make sure your foundation safe and secure before finishing it.
Utilize Your Basement Area
While an unfinished basement works great as extra storage space, your basement could be used much more effectively if it were finished. A lower-level remodel can transform that under-utilized space into an additional living area, such as a home theater, craft room, or playroom, your family will love to hang out in. Whatever you plan to use the extra space, a finished basement ensures your home's lower level does not go to waste. Besides expanding your home's functional area, finishing a basement can significantly boost the property's value. Proper planning is essential to pull off a successful basement remodel.
Go With Quality Remodeling Products
When it comes to remodeling your basement, it is essential to remember that every product you purchase will be at a level below the ground. This should help you determine what type of products you are buying. This is especially true when installing foundational items such as insulation, drywall, flooring, wiring, plumbing, and other things. It is crucial to invest in durable products that will last a lifetime and protect your room and all decor and furniture. When you start to sacrifice quality to save money, you will end up regretting it down the road. Remember, any home improvement, basement renovation, or remodeling you do is going to be an investment that will either add value to your home or take it away.
The Sky Is The Limit!
One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make when remodeling their basement is putting little thought into changing the home environment. Therefore, there is not much creativity given to the project, and the room becomes nothing more than a decorated storage area. If you will spend time, money, resources, and energy on upgrading your basement, now is the time to get creative. There are numerous options available to you. A state-of-the-art media room? A full wet bar and kitchenette with upscale finishings like marble or granite? A game room where your kids and their friends can safely hang out? More bedrooms and baths to use for in-law quarters or guests? An exercise or playroom? With basement remodeling, the possibilities are nearly limitless. Plus, it adds unique space, extra square footage, and value to your home.
Wright & Son Construction
11036 Hartman Rd.
Grand Rapids, OH 43522