Before You Remodel Your Basement
The basement is a space that is full of potential, but, unfortunately, a lot of people simply use it as a laundry room or storage area.
If you have some creative ideas and want to transform the basement into a room that you will actually use and enjoy, then it's best to read this first.
We are going to share a few tips that you should keep in mind before taking on a massive remodeling project like this one. Keep reading!
Read This Before You Remodel Your Basement
Your Home’s Value and How Much You Invest in the Remodeling
If you consider reselling the house, it is important to know the value of it, and how much you can invest to avoid selling the house at a price lower than what you’ve invested. This key information will make it easier to budget your basement remodel so that you don't overspend compared to how much value this endeavor can actually bring.
Is the Structure Solid?
Check the condition of your basement before starting any work on it. If it has cracks, leakages, deteriorated ceiling and walls, electrical issues, mold, or humidity, it is better to start fixing those things before doing any work.
Adhere to the City Plan Code
Many cities have specific codes that each building needs to follow. Make sure you are aware of them and that the project is in line with all the regulations. If you have any doubts, it's better to work with a contractor who can help you navigate the regulations and create a sound renovation plan.
Heating and Cooling
Check what type of heating and cooling systems you can include. Most basements are well insulated and have the advantage that they can keep the room cool in the summer and warm during winter, but this may not be the case for you. Check the insulation and add any heating or cooling systems to keep the temperature at a comfortable level if necessary m
To avoid water accumulation, you can install asystem that can help prevent clogging and other issues. Most basements have a sump basin, but a sump pump is like a backup plan that collects the water accumulated in the basin.
Get Professional Assistance
You can try to do it by yourself but considering there are so many aspects that need to be taken into account, hiring professionals to help you with the process can save a lot of time and money, both short and long term.
Once you have covered the basics, solved the issues you encountered, and contacted a professional, it is time to get creative with the project. Try to aim for a balance between creativity and functionality to make that space an integral part of your home.
Basement Remodeling by Aldo's Restoration & Construction
These are just some of the most important things to consider, but each basement is different and you may encounter different issues. A professional will be able to help you and save you time, stress, frustration, and money down the line. Contact us here or call us directly at (704) 607-9783 for more information about our kitchen remodeling services and a free estimate!