By Brenda. Basement. Published at Friday, February 09th, 2018 - 12:13:17 PM.
Basement Air Is your basement fully-finished and beautiful, but theres a funky smell a-lurking Odds are there may be some mold in your basement. Although your basement may be finished, do you know if your contractor used all waterproof materials Yes, from your ceiling tiles to your floor tiles, you can have a fully and permanently waterproof basement. That means mold-free. So, if you think you have a mold-free basement, and theres still some smells or pet dander that you just want to get rid of, then you should invest in a dehumidifier. The dehumidifier can be hidden in an unfinished part of your basement and best of all, it will add to the overall enjoyment of the space. If someone walks into a room and gets greeted with an alarmingly pungent smell; odds are youre going to lose your guest. So, if your biggest concern is the air quality and maintaining clean and clear airflow, then consider asking your trusted contractor for the best air dehumidifier around. You deserve the best, so make sure you ask.
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 Most basements (sadly) are lit by rejected, out of date lamps leftover from the upstairs area of the house.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.
Before finishing the basement Finishing a basement is a fantastic idea. At half the price of building an addition on the home and without the loss of yard space, a basement finishing turns the single largest area of empty space in a home into a new living room, family room, game room, basement bar, basement bathroom, mother in laws suite, wine cellar, or anything else that can be imagined for the area. A national average of 75% of the price of the remodeled basement pays back for itself immediately in an increase in the value of the home and by 2010, when the housing market is expected to improve, this payback will be even better. Basements are naturally quiet, private spaces, and finishing them is a fantastic way to accommodate for a growing family.
Why Its Important to Keep Your Basement Dry Many homeowners choose to renovate their basement to make it a usable space. It might become a childs playroom, a spare bedroom, a home office, or a game room. Other homeowners, however, do not need or use their basement, and prefer keeping it as a storage space or simply a part of the house that one simply passes through from time to time. Whether your basement is fully-functional or completely empty, its important to keep it dry at all times. Why For starters, proper sealing helps to protect against possible flooding. Its also important to keep a basement dry because any wetness, dampness, or moisture in a basement can lead to mold and mildew growth, which can cause such health issues as asthma and allergies (as well as more serious concerns).
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