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Home Improvement / February 11, 2021
If you just purchased a new home or you have been saving to finally update your basement, here are our top basement remodeling tips in this guide. From refinishing, remodeling an unfinished basement, and more, this guide will help you see how to begin and how to create the basement you have always wanted.
Remodeling your basement has many benefits for your home. You can create a useable area to increase your living space or increase the value of your home by having an attractive finished basement. Basements can be made into entertainment rooms, spare guestrooms, storage, an exercise area, an office—the results are endless.
Basements can be transformed by some light and windows—where possible. As you begin to plan your update, the lighting can make or break your project because of how it can make the space feel inviting and comfortable.
Properly insulating your basement is important to help control the area’s temperature, control moisture, and humidity. There are multiple kinds of insulation that all range in prices and efficiency. In the end, good insulation will save you heating expenses.
The flooring in your basement is important because you will most likely begin with concrete flooring. You can choose between carpet, tile, laminate, and more you will need padding and possible waterproofing to put the flooring in. It’s important to weigh the costs of your flooring against the risk of flooding in your basement depending on where you live.
To finish your basement, you will want to plan out your floorspace, plan where you might want to add walls, change some, or knock some down if structurally possible. After the framework, wiring, insulation, and dry wall is done, painting, trim, and more will really bring your room to life.
From the flooring, new windows, solid insulation, and more, you have many options to recreate this space. Take advantage of the space you create and use it to make the rooms you need. Start planning with this guide today and be sure to meet with local handymen to complete a walkthrough estimate and start making your basement remodeling a reality.