We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Home Improvement / November 20, 2020
There was a time when basements were just used for storing things you did’t need or as a place for kids to hide during horror movies (Note: this never works). These days, however, basements are used for all kinds of things. They can be useful for offices, gyms, work spaces, home movie theaters, and much more. Before starting your basement remodel, however, you’ll need to know a few things about your basement first.
If you’re a homeowner, you can’t make any decision regarding your home without taking its value into account. A big change like a basement remodel can alter how potential home buyers view your home, so it could increase or decrease its selling price. Attractive, neutral changes will probably be acceptable to anyone, but if you expect this to be the last home you’ll ever own, then make whatever kinds of changes you want.
You can’t perform a basement remodel without taking its structural integrity into account. You might expect an older home to have some issues, but newer homes may require some work as well. If you notice sagging ceilings, cracks in the walls, or mysterious leaks, have your basement inspected by an expert before proceeding with a full remodel.
Every neighborhood has their own set of building codes. Beyond the codes you can expect from the city of Marietta, you might be part of a homeowner’s association that restricts what you can and cannot do with your basement remodel. If you expect your basement to be a living space for renters, it will be subject to a whole different set of laws and regulations, so investigate all potential code violations before proceeding.
Basements can have low ceilings, and they very rarely bear any resemblance to anything that could be considered vaulted. If you want to to raise the ceilings, you’re opening yourself up to an extremely costly remodel, but there are ways to work around a low ceiling. Steer clear of ceiling fans, and use recessed lighting instead of traditional lighting fixtures. To create the illusion of more space, paint the walls in brighter shades, and use mirrors and mirrored surfaces to help expand the space to the eye.
A basement remodel is a great opportunity for expanding your home and improving your quality of life, so don’t be afraid to get creative and have some fun. For some expert assistance, don’t hesitate to call the skilled craftsmen at Handyman Connection of Marietta, GA.