How to Easily Expand Your Basement for More Living Space and Property Value
Sometimes your family grows and you just need more space in your home, but you don’t have it. But what about that cluttered basement with all your storage? Have you ever thought of creating an organized storage space down there in addition to a family entertainment space, workout area or guest room? If your family is needing more space but you don’t want to move, then finishing your basement might be the best option for you. Basements offer a great separate space for guests, home offices, entertainment rooms, fitness and play spaces. AtUnique Home Building, we love helping your house to be the home you dream of, and it's important to consider the details in the process.
Here are some tips to keep the process easy and quality from start to finish:
First of all it’s important to point out that finishing your basement, adds usable square-footage to your home, highly increasing the value of your home, giving you a serious return on investment.
Make it light and bright. The right lighting can either put the perfect finishing touch on your basement or ruin it completely. Choose lights with a golden hue rather than blue, to keep the mood joyful; light and the lack of it has a powerful effect on people and you want to make sure you’re encouraging good moods. Face lights upward for a feeling of expansion in a small room and facing downward for large rooms to make them appear smaller.
Choose high ceilings if possible to make sure you’ll have enough headroom, especially if you’re thinking of making it a room where you or children will be active. Lift your arms overhead. Will you be standing on a treadmill? Height can be one of the biggest challenges in basement remodels.
Because flooding is always a risk in basements regardless of your location, plan ahead and be prepared. Have a system in place to deal with the water overflow and choose a flooring material that can handle getting wet as well as install a floor drain. Be sure to talk to a plumber about special piping and care.
Those are the basics you need to know about basement remodels. Of course, you want to make sure to follow the rules legally, get the right permits and hire a contractor to keep on you plan and making smart choices. The contractors atUnique Home Building are here and ready to answer your questions and join you every step of the way. Call us and schedule an interview today!