If you are one of the countless homeowners who needs more space, one way to get it is to finish or remodel your basement. Our team at Neighbors Home Remodeling has worked on many basement finishing projects over the years, and we have had more than enough time to master our craft. In this article, we’ll provide a few tips on how to get the best results from your basement finishing endeavors.
- Deal With Moisture Problems. Before you even start the finishing process, you should have your basement checked for moisture issues and should get any dampness taken care of right away. The last thing you want is to have your newly remodeled basement ruined due to an unaddressed moisture problem.
- Consider Function. Another thing you should do before you start the basement finishing process is decide how you want to use this extra space. Creating a basement home office will require different materials than, say, creating a guest suite, so it’s important to have a firm idea of what you want your finished basement to become before you start ordering supplies.
- Think About Your Options. A third piece of advice when it comes to basement finishing is to think about how you want to finish the floors and walls, and potentially the ceiling. Do you want to use drywall to cover the concrete? What kind of flooring will you choose? Is there room in your budget to add a real ceiling, or will you just have to deal with the exposed ductwork and pipes?