Has your family outgrown your current home? If you’re looking to add some living space, consider finishing the basement. Since 1993, Booher Remodeling has taken drab, unfinished basements and turned them into home theatres, bars, kid’s playrooms, and other creative spaces for many of our Indiana customers. Call us at (317) 852-5546 to schedule a home-design consultation today.
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Basement Remodeling = More Space for Less Money
While basements are often cold, dark, and uninviting spaces, they actually have the potential to increase a home’s square footage and its overall value. With careful planning and budgeting, a basement remodel can even double the size of a house’s living space for much less than a room addition. While basement design may seem overwhelming, the first step is to simply decide on the function of the space. From comfortable guest rooms to fun media areas to home gyms, the options for transforming a basement space are virtually endless.
Finishing a basement takes more that just a fresh coat of paint and new carpet. To get the most out of your lower level, consider the following basement remodeling tips:
- Moisture control: Before any construction begins, test for moisture to see if the basement needs dehumidifying. Make sure water drains properly down the roof and away from a home’s foundation. It’s important to address this issue before adding drywall and flooring to prevent any surprises down the road.
- Mechanical systems: Be mindful of plumbing, ductwork, wiring, and gas lines when designing a basement remodel. These can be concealed by adding drop ceilings or even building a separate room around larger elements like furnaces and water heaters. The design-build contractors at Booher can plan around these systems and work with the space you have available.
- Windows and doors: If you plan to have a bedroom in the basement, check local building codes to see if an egress window is required. Overall, basement windows and doors allow for natural light and ventilation, making this a more pleasant living space.
- Lighting: If windows are not an option, good illumination helps to make a basement more inviting for guests. Placing light fixtures along the perimeter of the room is a design trick that makes a space appear much larger by seemingly pushing the walls outward.
Whether you want a relaxing area for entertaining, extra storage space, or even a guest apartment, hire the professional basement contractors at Booher Remodeling to convert a dreary basement into a multi-functional lower level. You and your guests will enjoy the basement remodel for years to come! Contact us today at (317) 852-5546 to have our team create additional living space in your home. We can also assist you in any kitchen renovation and bathroom remodel for the upper level of your house.