By Brenda. Basement. Published at Friday, April 13th, 2018 - 10:32:45 AM.
Perhaps youre a fan of billiards. Invest in a pool table so that you can invite your friends over for a few games. Measure the room first to make sure that it is suitable for the size table you are buying. If you always want to see the latest DVD release, consider purchasing an entertainment center with surround sound, and transform a portion of your basement into a home theatre. If you outfit your basement with the things you love, you are undoubtedly going to find yourself wanting to spend a lot of time there...and your friends probably will too! One of the great dangers of basement ownership is that it tends to be a magnet for useless junk. If you have a separate area of your basement strictly for storage, you will not be tempted to hang on to so much, and you will find that it is much easier to organize the stuff you do choose to keep. Ideally, you would build a separate room in the corner of your basement to keep stored items out of site. If this isnt possible, try to think of other ways you can hide items while still keeping them organized. Dont sacrifice your personal convenience for aesthetics. Form follows function. So, take a trip downstairs and start dreaming about the basement that is perfect for you!
Although many homeowners assume they are protected against flooding or water buildup in their basement, most are not. And the truth is that a basement unprotected from potential water damage could cost a homeowner thousands of dollars in repairs, as well as unnecessary headaches and stress. To keep your basement dry and protected from floods, leaks, and humidity, there are a few important steps one must take. Continue reading to learn how to protect your home with a state of the art basement waterproofing system. Self-Draining Sump Pump Prevents Basement Flooding In many homes, a basement is an unused room that one simply passes through from time to time. But with the help of a basement waterproofing system, any basement can be transformed from damp and dreary into a healthy and usable space.
As for the fixtures themselves, your options are pretty much limitless. Most basements (sadly) are lit by rejected, out of date lamps leftover from the upstairs area of the house. If youre doing a basement renovation, budgeting for quality lighting can pay off in the end. Though they are relatively expensive, recessed lighting fixtures in the ceiling can be a nice touch, particularly if they are switched so that each area or zone of your basement can be controlled independently. But if this isnt possible for you, a mixture of table and floor lamps can be just as functional. The key is to make sure that every single square foot of the basement has access to plenty of light.
A basement doesnt have to be a dark musky place where people store the junk they are never going to use, and where all the scary things happen in horror movies. With a little creativity and a few personal touches, your basement has the potential to become your favorite room in the house-or below the house. If your basement has never been worked on, you have a little pre-remodeling work to do. Before creating your masterpiece, you need to start with a blank canvass. Build your canvass by installing insulation and drywall on the walls and (most importantly) on the ceiling. If funky, urban-chic is the look youre after, go ahead and leave one of the concrete block (CMU) walls (or a portion of the wall) exposed. But choose wisely because its difficult to add electrical wiring on a CMU wall without making it look like an afterthought. Call a basement renovation contractor to help out with the construction.
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