An unfinished basement is a challenge to all homeowners. The questions of whether or not to finish the basement, as well as what exactly to do with the space are often asked. And while there are a plethora of options, there are a few things you need to consider first. Read on to find out!
The first step towards renovating your basement is deciding on what you want to use the space for. Family rooms, home theatre, laundry, the list is practically endless. While planning for now is great, consider the long term as well. Could you need a rental unit in a few years? By adding the rough-ins for plumbing now, you can save time and money later.
Next, it’s time to get artistic. By drawing up a floor plan, you can envision how things will look and fit together. Make sure you add in the furniture so you can have a good idea of where rough-ins and outlets should go.
A basement, especially an unfinished one that isn’t used often, can have problems. Before you make any more decisions, have an expert come in to inspect your basement for any signs of moisture or cracks in your foundation. The last thing you want to do is cover over an issue that can cause more trouble down the road.
As with any renovation from the basement to the attic, you need to decide on your budget. How much you’re comfortable with spending is going to dictate not only the materials you use but what project you actually undertake.
If you have some basement renovations in mind, we’ve got you covered. Our expertise and experience mean that we can help you get the basement of your dreams. Reach out and let’s make a plan together.