Don’t Let Your Space Go To Waste: It’s Time to Remodel that Basement!

Did you know that hundreds of homes in Essex County have entire rooms worth of space they aren’t using? Unfinished basements can be converted into functional, comfortable spaces in the home with just some basic basement remodeling. If you want to make the most of the unused space right under your feet, then it’s time to seriously consider professional basement improvement. Our experts at Perry Brothers Construction have some tips that can help you along the way.

Planning Possibilities

There’s a lot you can do with a finished basement. Before you get started with your basement remodeling, it’s a good idea to start thinking about what floorplan will best suit your individual needs.

For families with small children, the ample floor space of a basement makes for a great play room, and can cut down on noise in the rest of the house. For active families, finishing your basement can create space for the home-gym you’ve always dreamed of.

Basements are also the perfect location for a movie room or gaming set-up, providing low-light for a maximum viewing experience while keeping sound to a minimum for those upstairs.

If you enjoy entertaining, or are even thinking about renting or starting an AirBNB, then a finished basement can be the perfect location for some additional guest bedrooms. Putting some cozy spare bedrooms and bathrooms in the basement guarantees that your guests will have privacy and plenty of space during their stay.

If you’re unsure what basement floorplan ideas are right for you, then the professionals can help. Set up a consultation with a home remodeling contractor to figure out how to best make your basement space work for the needs of your family.

Ensuring Safety

Because they are underground and receive little natural light, basements are especially susceptible to water damage and mold issues, including deadly black mold. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial that you take safety seriously while undertaking basement renovation.

To prevent mold, you must thoroughly waterproof your remodeled basement. Waterproofing is a complex process involving many steps like installing diverters to remove excess moisture, sealing cracks in the wall or foundation, and insulating all water pipes.

It’s also very important to remember that typical drywall is a haven for breeding mold. Make sure to choose professionally insulated wall options of high-quality, waterproofed material to guarantee your finished basement will not become a health hazard to your family.

To be completely sure your basement is safe, be smart and consult with a basement remodel company. The professionals will know how to best protect your new space for years to come.

Light up Your Life

In order to make your finished basement as inviting and comfortable as the rest of your home, you will need a lot of light. Because basements don’t get as much natural light as upstairs rooms they can be dark and off-putting if not properly lit.

Popular basement lighting options include track lighting and recessed can lighting, both of which provide multiple, focused, and bright beams of light that will make your remodeled basement just as inviting and lively looking as an upstairs room.

A wood, gas, or electric fireplace is another great option for basement lighting, providing a natural and warming glow that can transform a cold, gloomy underground space into a cozy, relaxing hideaway.

Of course, it’s always important to get professional help with any home project that involves wiring and electricity. If your basement remodeling plans incorporate intensive lighting changes, it can be dangerous to attempt these sorts of remodels yourself.

Luckily, the professionals at Perry Brothers Construction offer expert help with basement wiring, plumbing, flooring, waterproofing, and all other components of your remodeling needs. We bring beautiful basements to Essex County and Southern New Hampshire; let us help you discover the possibilities waiting right under your feet!

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