Has your family outgrown its current home? If you’re looking to add some extra living space to your home, consider remodeling the basement. Since 2001, Booher Remodeling Company has taken outdated or unfinished basements and turned them into customized living spaces with features such as home theatres, bars, and playrooms. Contact us at (317) 852-5546 to request your consultation today.

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 along with its overall value. With careful planning and budgeting, a basement renovation can even double the size of a house’s living space for much less than a single room addition would cost. While starting to plan your 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, the options for transforming this area are virtually endless. See some of our previous work below.

Remodeling a basement takes more than simply a fresh coat of paint and new carpet. To get the most out of your lower level, consider the following 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 customizing your basement space. These can be concealed by adding drop ceilings or even building a separate room around larger elements like furnaces and water heaters. Our capable designers can plan around these systems and work with the space already available.
  • Windows & Doors: If you plan to add a bedroom, 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 area.
  • 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.