Sunday, August 7, 2011

Basement Remodeling Plans

For people who have a home with a walk in basement, they understand how nice it is to have that basement.  Besides doing laundry and folding clothes, the basement can become a gathering place for the entire family. 

This is truer in the winter because there is very little to do outside.  But a basement has the potential to be even more than it is.  A basement can be finished and can become a whole new level of the house. 
Bathrooms and bedrooms, and even a game room, can be installed in what used to be the basement.  If people want to take the plunge, they should get together and decide what the possibilities for their basements are. 

Make sure that everyone in the home agree with the changes.  Make basement remodeling plans detailed so that there aren’t any mistakes.
If the owners are going to do the work, the basement remodeling plans will also act as the blueprints.  If the owners plan to hire a contractor, the plans will tell the contractor what the owners want.  Either way, the basement remodeling plans are a critical aspect to the construction that is to be done.

Accurate Basement Remodeling Plans

In order to make the basement look exactly as the owners have planned it, the basement remodeling plans must be correct and everything must be to scale.  For a basement, a one quarter inch to one foot, or more, will allow the owner to see all of the detail, but without requiring a small book of plans.

If something isn’t right and it isn’t caught before using the plans, something won’t measure up correctly and it is possible that there will be an avalanche of problems relating to the initial mistake. 

Basement remodeling plans can be changed if a problem develops by correcting it and allowing for the correction of what was wrong.  By staying diligent and by following attention to detail, the owners can finish the basement and be proud of the look. 

What could have cost thousands of dollars and endless headaches dealing with a contractor, the homeowners instead can be pleased with the work that was accomplished by them alone. 

There will be long days, and sometimes even longer nights and arguments, but when it is complete, all of the hardships and sleepless nights will disappear.  What will be left is a beautiful addition to a home that used to have a square room underneath the main floor, and it will be used for many happy years by the homeowners.


  1. I ended up remodeling my basement and turning it into a home theater...funny enough mine had a window which made it not all too conducive to the required quiet when watching Indiana Jones. I ended up fitting it with a soundproof window from CitiQuiet ( and that ended up being the piece de resistance! lol

  2. My suggestion would be make sure that everyone in the home agree with the changes. Make basement remodeling plans detailed so that there aren’t any mistakes
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  3. Good post!!

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