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Experienced with remodeling partial basement projects. Large or small basements. Custom design and build. Add walk outs and water proofing.
Experienced with remodeling any type basement projects. Large or small basements. Remodel bathroom, kitchens, bedrooms, and more.
Common Basement Remodeling Ideas: Finished into a family room, add guest bedrooms, home office, Walk outs, Open floor plans, play areas, Bar and entertainment.
As the old saying goes, “home is where the heart is.” One of the biggest accomplishments in life is owning your very own home. When it comes to houses, most people tend to think of the exterior design and the interior amenities. Of course, these components are great as they’ll provide practicality and superficial benefits. One of the most underrated rooms in a house is the basement. For many people, these rooms don’t receive an afterthought thanks to their dirty, dingy persona. Basements have plenty potential to become something much greater than a storage area.
Unlike the state of Florida, homes in other states have basements. A finished basement can literally add up to $15,000 to your home’s property value, depending on how well the project was completed. Unfortunately, basements seem to have bad reputations. They’re dark, cluttered and downright scary at times. Remodeling this room could bring new life back into the home as well as more square footage. This isn’t the kind of project for the average (do-it-yourselfer) or weekend warrior and here is why.
Renovating a basement is more than just clearing out old boxes, furniture and clothes. This room is basically a part of the home’s foundation. What you’ll need to do before anything else is to look thoroughly for cracks and leaks. This can’t be stated enough because basements are prone to flooding. For example; if you remodeled this area without checking for water damage, all of your hard earned money will go down the drain. Materials such as dry wall, sheet rock and insulation will be totally destroyed. Of course, there will be costs for cleaning up the mess and for repairing the leak.
This is why basement contractors are so important. These professionals will inspect the home’s basement for any water leaks as well as cracks in the foundation, which is a total deal breaker. Basement contractors are highly trained to inspect, repair and prevent damage from occurring. These professionals are trained in dealing with proper plumbing, venting, carbon monoxide poisoning, molds and combustion air. Water weakens the home’s structure, and it causes dangerous molds to grow, which can be deadly if inhaled.
A good basement contractor is a lifesaver, literally. Remember, the basement is just another room in your home, and that room will require the essentials such as plumbing, electricity and gas. This is no easy feat for (do-it-yourself) types of people. Licensed basement contractors will repair any foundation damage, which will keep the structure from collapsing on itself.
These professionals will incorporate high quality water-resistant, mold-resistant and fire-retardant products before construction begins.
There are three types of basements and this includes:
Standard Basement, which has no windows
English Basement, which has windows
Walk-out Basement, which has windows and an exit
Creating a Livable Space is the goal and the basement has more than enough potential to do so. Most people tend to think of basement renovations as a place to store electronic equipment, tools, hardware and other random objects. For savvy individuals, the basement can be transformed into a number of practical yet beneficial rooms such as a home gym, a family room, a living space, a children’s play room, a home theater room, a man-cave, an office or a study.
The options are nearly endless here. Walk-out basements give you more room to play around with, and they’re usually turned into an extra bedroom with its own separate bath.
Most home theater remodels are located in basements. Why? The answer is rather simple, quality of quantity. Basements and home theater rooms go hand-to-hand because the room’s structure provides great sound acoustics. The sound from the satellite speakers bounce around continuously, which is great for “surround sound.”
The sub-woofer’s bass hits much deeper thanks to the room’s depth and closed environment. Most home theater rooms/media rooms have wet bars or small kitchens added for convenience. If you posses enough total square footage, pool tables and jacuzzi/hot-tubs are great luxury additions.
Basic Design and Ideas can be drawn up by the basement contractor. Though they’re not officially considered to be architects, these professionals have a firm understanding of blueprints since they’re dealing with the process of renovation. Depending on the home’s original blueprint, the contractors will generally design the basement into the direction of the home’s natural flow.
For those who are looking for a bit of flamboyance, contractors can definitely add columns, pillars or even change the angle of interior walls to meet your needs.