By Brenda. Basement. Published at Saturday, February 03rd, 2018 - 12:57:51 PM.
2. Add color Even if you have natural light in your basement, it will still probably appear somewhat dark and gloomy. For this reason basements can tolerate somewhat brighter than usual paint colors without appearing garish. Primary (Red, Yellow, and Blue) and Secondary colors (Orange, Green, and Purple) work well. You dont have to brightly paint every single wall. Just choose one or two, and paint everything else a more neutral tone. Remember to only change colors on inside corners, never on outside corners. If you must change colors in the middle of a wall or on an outside corner, add a piece of molding to separate the two colors. If you have a finished ceiling, paint it white to help brighten up the room. Mix a little bit of your accent color in the white ceiling paint; this will make the colors look like they belong together.
As a preventative measure, most homes are built with a footing drain around the exterior of the home. Unfortunately, an exterior perimeter French drain outside of the home will clog as soil from around the home gets into the system. When filter fabric is laid down with a French drain, that fabric will also clog. Either way, your basement will still be unprotected from foundation water. Servicing these drains requires excavation around the entire home- which means that gardens, porches, steps, and anything else up against the home will need to be removed. Instead of building an exterior drainage system, install an interior French drain system with a cast-iron Zoeller sump pump. An interior system is much easier to maintain and service, and you wont need to have an invasive excavation of your yard performed. New more efficient French drains such as WaterGuard are installed on top of the footing of the foundation and underneath the basement floor, making them almost invisible in your home and fully compatible with basement wall products that can also protect you from leaking basement walls and floors.
Basement waterproofing specialists have a lot of tools at their disposal for getting water out of your basement. Interior drainage systems, sump pumps, industrial-strength dehumidifiers, and other even more advanced techniques can dry out a flooded basement in no time. Of course, there is an even better way to deal with a wet basement: prevent it. With a proper basement sealing before you get water in basementsyndrome, you can prevent all of the damage that accompanies basement flooding. You can skip out on the costs of mold removal, basement wall repair or even a complete basement remodeling. A little bit of foresight can save you a boatload of money.
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!
Any content, trademark’s, or other material that might be found on the Lifeintransience website that is not Lifeintransience’s property remains the copyright of its respective owner/s. In no way does Lifeintransience claim ownership or responsibility for such items, and you should seek legal consent for any use of such materials from its owner.
© Copyright 2018 Lifeintransience. All Rights Reserved.