By Brenda. Basement. Published at Thursday, March 15th, 2018 - 12:17:50 PM.
Remodeling Plans The efficiency of your basement design depends on how well you have converted your basement into an inhabitable area. You can create a recreational room for the family, home theater, wine cellar, teenage room, childrens playroom, spa, exercise gym or any other utility room of your choice with your basement. The actual plans and designs for your basement can be different depending on what you want to do with it. If you design your basement as a part of living space, you should also consider adding a basic bathroom to the basement to prevent frequent trips up the stairs. Preliminary Repairs Before starting with the basement remodeling, you should first take care of problems in your basement.
While natural light is best, for some basements its just not possible. In these cases, artificial light can be used to create a more welcoming space. Since you are probably going to use your basement for a variety of different activities, go ahead and use several different kinds of lighting. Newer CFL (compact fluorescent) bulbs are gaining popularity because they are energy efficient and fit into traditional incandescent fixtures. Technically, they give off the same amount of light as a traditional incandescent, but some designers argue that the aesthetic quality of the light is inferior. Dont be afraid to mix CFLs with incandescent. Use the CFL lights for everyday use, and the incandescent lights for ambiance and more visually demanding tasks.
If your home has space in the underground that is left unfinished during construction, you would have probably used that space as a dumping area to stuff various items. However, what many people do not realize is that their unfinished basement can be converted into an attractive living space with some effort. If you have not considered finishing your basement, you should do so to enjoy the extra space you have been wasting all these years. Basement remodeling significantly increases the resale value of your home, because anyone will want a professionally finished basement. Remodeling the basement is not an easy task, because you have to first come up with an idea of what you want to do with your basement. The walls and floors will be already in place, but after years of usage without any maintenance, moulds and mildew might have formed. Repairing the walls, ceiling and floor are often one of the major tasks involved in basement remodeling. A new foundation need not be laid for remodeling the basement and hence, you can start working on other aspects of the project.
A damp, wet and leaky basement can be a big problem for homeowners. When water enters a basement, over time, it can and will affect the whole house. Water can cause mild to severe damage to a foundation, and create other problems with mildew and harmful molds-- especially for adults and children with breathing problems including asthma. By preventing leaks and moisture problems youre beginning to understand the reasons why basements leak! Water Damages All Types of Basements Basements can be used for many different things; storage, additional living space, work space and play area for small children. In some homes, basements are used only as a place of storage. In other homes, basements are used as fully furnished living spaces, no different from any other living space in the home. Nonetheless, water is a hassle if water enters your basements-- regardless how youve chosen to use your basement.
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