By Brenda. Basement. Published at Wednesday, October 04th, 2017 - 09:52:44 AM.
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.
Location, Location, Location There are a lot of different reasons why a basement can and will leak. One of the common ways basements become problematic is when water seeps into the basement through small and hidden holes or cracks in the walls, joints or floor boards. Basements are generally wet and damp by nature because theyre located below ground, near water sources, and moist soil. Some homeowners tend to believe the only way to dry out their basement of moisture and dampness is to use a dehumidifier, which rids the air of excess moisture. However, this process doesnt attack the source of the problem! Drainage Drainage systems around the home can also cause some basement water issues. If the drainage system is improperly installed, damaged or clogged it can easily cause water to back up or freely flow into your homes basement. This problem can be solved easily by maintaining and keeping drains clear, or by installing a new drainage system.
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.
Would you be happier if they were a different color, shape, texture Think about it, this is an easy little tidbit that can have a whole lot of influence on the vibe of your basement. Your basement needs these support beams, so why not find a contractor who can help transform your beams to look more chic And theyre made out of long-lasting and durable materials too. Crown Molding A lot has to go into choosing the right design for your basement walls. You have to consider what paint to use, if you want to use a wall paper border, sponge paint, or if you want to use crown molding. Molding isnt just the pretty edging that you see, but it replaces the aluminum trim that some contractors would have used or you already see. Also, molding covers the seams that so easily can make a basement appear older and even unfinished. So the goal of properly designed crown molding is to not only disguise the seams, but to also provide your basement with an attractive and sophisticated design.
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