What to Prepare before doing a Basement Remodel

Post On: 9 January 2016
January 9, 2016
What to Prepare before doing a Basement Remodel

Basement remodel may become the words that spring up in your mind when you desperately need more living space but in no condition to get an expansion of a more square feet. The popular opinion of a basement always believe that its main purpose is to provide space for storage, where things like water heater, fuse box, electrical and cable television distribution systems and such are stored. But actually, a basement can be used in the same manner as other rooms above the ground. However, deciding a basement to use as another living space still need a consideration whether there are factors that may allow/disallow it to become one.

What are the factors? Certain geographical area may have different climate, soil condition, or even seismic activity that should be a consideration on creating a living space under the house. You don’t want a potentially dangerous living space, don’t you? Other thing like the building technology also has some roles deciding whether a basement has everything that can hold a living space. Now, let’s just think that your basement completes the checklist to act as an extra living space. Basement remodel is not so easy as it’s a bit different from the other room that you usually décor.

Whether if you want to make your basement an extra living or recreation room, extra bedroom for your guest/children, a bathroom, home office, home gym, home theater, a sauna or whatever you want, all of them need to have the same treatment first. Waterproofing goes first. It’s no fun when water always leaks down to basement when it’s pouring outside. Choose waterproof materials. Lightning goes second. Natural light from the windows is the best. But always make sure it has enough light as the room above. Basement remodel also will cost you some, if not much. Victory loves preparation, isn’t it?

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