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Why Remodel Your Basement?

Why Remodel Your Basement?

Basement remodeling in DC can be a serious task for any home, but it comes with the added welcome touch to your living space. Having an extra room for that workshop or recreation room can give you great satisfaction- instead of leaving your basement blank. There is a lot of potentials held by your basement, but coming up with the best way to utilize this space and all the potentials that comes with it can be a daunting task. It involves a lot of time and money to achieve the desired outcome.

The major reasons for remodeling and finishing your basement include:

  • The addition of usable space to your home
  • The addition of value to your home

You can decide to create a space to relax, play, cool off, family entertainment area, and even for fitness. You could as well include the extra space for your guests as an extra bedroom. There are endless possibilities with a remodeled basement. This translates to value added to the home for homeowners and great value for potential buyers.

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What Should Be Included When Remodeling Your Basement?

What Should Be Included When Remodeling Your Basement?

Once you have decided to get started with your basement remodeling in DC, the first thing to do is to determine what you want the space to be used for. Are you looking at making it your family entertainment area, an office setting for your work, a multi-functional area with a kitchen, bathroom, and a bedroom?

Once you have passed this stage, the next stage is to determine what should be included after remodeling. Here are some items and elements that would be needed by you after completing your basement.

Flooring:

Flooring:

There is a high probability that your basement at its unfinished stage would contain concrete floors. You should consider carpeting, which is most times affordable and comfortable. Avoid using hardwood for the basement. The major reason for this is because hardwood is not cost-effective.

 

Lighting:

Lighting:

When it comes to underground spaces, built-in lighting is a must; not just the table lamps and the floor lamps. You should add light fixtures even when you are considering using natural light. When it comes to lighting basements with lower ceilings, recessed lighting is the best. This can be placed 3 feet away from the walls (to ensure you avoid creating a corner shadow).

Windows:

Windows:

When a basement is without a window, it can feel drab and dark despite you installing light fixtures. One of the best options for basements is an egress window, which allows for sufficient light to come into the basement. Also, the egress windows act as an emergency exit route.

Plumbing:

Plumbing:

This becomes important when you want to include a kitchen, a bathroom, or a laundry in the basement. The fact is that inserting or installing plumbing in the basement is more complex and depends on the structure of your sewage pipes. If, in the case that the sewage pipe system is above your basement, you may need to install an up-flushing system or sewage ejector. Finally, you should seek the help of a certified professional when it comes to plumbing.

Furniture and Decor:

Furniture and Decor:

Getting great design and furniture could give your basement a whole new look. Although there are top-class furniture and decors, you might want to look at options that can get your basement looking great while still keeping expenditure and cost at their barest minimum.

Now let’s take a look at the steps for a proper Basement remodeling.

Steps in Basement Remodeling in DC

Steps in Basement Remodeling in DC

Now that all is set, you can follow these steps in basement remodeling:

 

Step 1.        Appraisal / inspection

First and foremost, in basement remodeling, you should get an appraisal. An appraisal simply allows you to know the amount that would be needed for the basement remodeling and how it relates to the return upon sale.

Furthermore, carrying out an inspection will help you determine the level of work and the kind of work to be done in the basement. A proper inspection should point you to aspects of the basement that might need repairs, or that are rotting, or experiencing moisture issues.

Step 2.        Designs and layouts

At this point, you should determine your goals for the basement and determine the things you want in it. You also need to consider where the doors would be, the walls, where to place the plumbing drains and fixture, and finally, outlets for your devices.

Step 3.        Hire a contractor

Once you have gotten all the necessary information needed – time, budget, and cost – you need to decide if the bathroom remodeling requires you to call a professional or if you can handle it using the DIY (Do it yourself) method. But if it involves electrical, plumbing, and the likes, it is best to call the services of a professional.

 

In conclusion, getting set for your basement remodeling can be hectic, but we have laid down the needed steps to ensure you bring your basement to life.

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