Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Basement Remodeling Basics

Basement remodeling can provide many benefits. Here are useful basement remodeling ideas and tips.

If your home has a basement, you basically have a blank slate when it comes to remodeling. There are many choices you can make to determine what use you intend.

For many people, the basement offers a comfortable den or family room. It can provide a large space, which can accommodate several people without being visible when you walk in the front door.

It can also serve to provide space away from an upstairs bedroom if someone is trying to sleep. If equipped with a large screen television, the basement can be a great place for friends to gather to watch the games or races.

Basement remodeling can also provide a quiet home office area for the work-at-home family member, or a quiet space for the kids to study and get their homework done.

Many basements are large enough to provide both a family room and an office. Having a bathroom in the basement can be a huge advantage if you plan to spend a lot of  time there.

If the kids are getting older and prefer a room of their own, you might consider adding another bedroom in your basement. Another great idea for a basement remodel is a game room or gym area. Pool tables and exercise equipment can provide family members with enjoyable entertainment while getting in shape without leaving home.

Protecting Your Investment

Before your basement remodel, it is important to take appropriate measurements to make your basement moisture proof. Failure to do this can result in dangerous mold as well as ruining your furniture, walls, and floors.

Waterproof sealer is available to apply to the walls and floors but you need to allow time for the sealer to set up before beginning any major reconstruction. There are many different sealers out there for you to choose from. This is a project you can do yourself without having to hire a contractor.

Because basements are below ground level, they tend to be cooler than the rest of the house. Even on the hottest days, your basement will be remarkably cooler than the floors that are exposed to the sun.

When remodeling your basement you need to make sure you use plenty of insulation between the outside and inner walls. This will keep the area cool in the summer but it will also help hold in the heat during those cold winter months.

No matter what you plan to do with your basement, remodeling can provide you with additional living space that you and your family will enjoy for many years. Making the best use of the space offered in a basement is one of the wisest decisions you can make regarding your home.

I will post more basement remodeling ideas and tips within next few days.

1 comment:

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