The basement of any home has a lot of potential. We have seen this across many projects, and it usually starts the same. You get a cold room of concrete, and it resembles a blank canvas. When you see that there is real potential with the basement, you start to move ahead of the curve and create a whole new work of art. In order to start this, you have to consider a lot of elements moving forward. The following are just some of those tips. Before you spend a dime on a remodel, let us guide you through some tips that will help you get the right remodel, not just any old solution.
Shifting the Focus and Figure out Placement
The first thing that you should do is consider how you will use the basement. If it’s for entertainment or leisure, then you need to create zones or rooms for each intended element. If you are going to make it a new bedroom, then look at create spots that allow you to progress with proper lighting. Some compare this to a puzzle, and putting things together is crucial to getting the proper end result. If you assess your overall reasoning for basement remodeling, you will end be able to shift pieces to get that perfect layout.
Get a Full Inspection First
Never start changing out the basement without a proper inspection. There are several things that you need to be wary of, including mold. Make sure that you test for moisture, look for damage from termites, insects, infestations of any kind, and look at the support joints, window openings, and anything that may cause problems. Inspections will save you thousands in repairs down the line. Do not build without checking for issues first.
Double Your Water Proofing
One of the biggest problems that you are going to face is water damage. In order to ensure that your remodel works great, consider looking at waterproofing. Waterproofing should be done outside, and double checked on the interior. Once the remodel is finished, just one crack could cause serious damage. A drip of water can turn into damage and black mold. It’s something that should not be overlooked. Do not take shortcuts. You could end up with a serious problem down the line.
The above are just a few tips that we recommend across the board. Not every job is cut and dry. There are variables to every home’s updates, and it’s best to adhere to the tips above amidst other options. Don’t rush into this job; you won’t get the best movement forward if you do.
Authorized Construction Group, LLC is located in Essex, MD, and we provide remodeling services throughout the surrounding areas. We have the experience required to make your basement an amazing place to hang out with friends to watch your favorite sporting events, or to play video games, implement a home gym, or any number of other ideas. Call us to schedule a consultation at 443-579-5701.