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Home Improvement  /  May 7, 2018

4 Things to Remember When Remodeling Your Basement

Do you plan on remodeling your basement? This project can greatly expand your home’s living space. However, you need to consider several factors before proceeding. Handyman Connection® of Alpharetta discusses what you should keep in mind when doing a basement remodel.

  1. You Don’t Need to Finish the Utility Room – The utility room is the area in your basement which houses your water heaters, HVAC system and other utilities. This area requires specific measurements and framing. Make sure to keep your utilities open and accessible. Consult a professional remodeler during your project and make sure you won’t have any problems in the future with your utilities.

  1. Keep Your Basement Dry – Your basement needs to be completely dry before you start your remodeling project. Check if there are any leaks or other water issues in your basement. Don’t start any remodeling work until you’ve dealt with these issues. Moisture issues in your basement can cause several problems even if you remodel the entire space.

  1. Obtain Permits if Necessary – Your basement remodeling project should be up to code. Check with your local authorities and see if you need a permit from your municipality before remodeling your basement. Since basement remodeling often involves plumbing and electrical work, check if you need inspections and permits for those, as well.

  1. Improve Your Basement Insulation – Take the opportunity to improve your basement insulation. Good insulation will make your basement more comfortable, and it can also act as a secondary layer of protection from moisture. We suggest using insulation with a vapor barrier on both sides.

Handyman Connection of Alpharetta can help you with your remodeling and other home maintenance needs. Our handymen our experts in electrical work, plumbing, carpentry and more.  Contact us here or give us a call at (770) 727-8045 for more information on our services and products. You can also ask for a free estimate. 

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