Finishing your basement is a practical way to maximize your home’s space and functionality. Rather than just using your basement as a dingy storage area, you can transform it into an extra bedroom, a lounging area, or a combination of both.
It’s important to consider every aspect of your basement, from headroom to insulation, to prevent problems after remodeling. Northside Construction Services, the home improvement expert, is here to keep the process stress-free. Here, we share three key things to keep in mind as you plan your project:
Place the lounging area in a spot that gets adequate natural light. Bedrooms require a window for egress, so place them at the perimeter. Meanwhile, put the television in a darker spot to minimize glare. While you don’t necessarily need to install a full kitchen in the space (unless you have room and want to do it), having a mini fridge, cabinet, and microwave will come in handy. Store your food in an area you can enter without passing in front of the television.
As experts on basement finishing, we will help you come up with a perfect layout, especially if you’re planning for future remodeling projects. This will ensure that you won’t have to modify any part of your newly remodeled basement.
Deal with moisture issues before remodeling your basement. You can test the level of moisture in your basement by taping two-foot squares of plastic sheeting to the walls and floor. After a week, check the results: if droplets appear on top, your space needs dehumidifying, and if condensation develops underneath, your foundation is not sealed. Contact a professional to check your ventilation system to prevent carbon monoxide buildup.
To save space, built-in cabinets near the stairway for coats and boots are an excellent option. You can also install them beneath the windows to serve as a visual anchor. If you have a small entry area, you may opt for wall hooks and a bench instead of a coat closet.
Turn to Northside Construction Services to help you design your new basement. We also specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. With our many years of experience, we can help you enhance your home’s functionality and beauty. Call us today at (404) 392-5858 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate.