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4 Tips to Finishing Your Basement Remodel Project

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Tips to finishing your basement remodel project Majestic Home Solutions

It isn’t easy to remodel a basement, it can take up months of your time and thousands of dollars.

When attempting something like this you want to get it completely right the first time, you really can’t afford to make any major mistakes.

Here are a few tips that can help you get the most out of your basement remodel project.

1. Make sure the basement is completely dry

You wouldn’t want to remodel your basement only to have all your work ruined by water damage, so before you even start you need to make sure that the basement is completely dry.

Most of the time it’s easy to fix issues with water in a basement, it can even be as simple as grading the soil away from the foundation.

Unfortunately, some issues with water can be more difficult (and expensive) to fix.

Either way, it’s something that absolutely must be taken care of before your basement remodel is finished. Consider this your top priority.

2. Keep things comfortable

Basements can get cold, especially during the winter months.

You aren’t redesigning your entire basement for no reason, you want it to be a space that you and your family can occupy and enjoy, and no one is going to enjoy a freezing basement.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to maintain a comfortable climate in your basement.

Start by properly installing insulation in the walls and the ceiling. Insulation will not only keep the basement warmer, it will also provide another barrier against moisture and help dampen sound.

If your basement is extremely cold you might consider installing heating cables in the floor.

Heating cables aren’t cheap, but they can make your basement significantly more comfortable.

One last option for keeping your basement comfortable is installing a gas fireplace. The benefit of a gas fireplace is that it often allows you to run a flue directly through the wall, eliminating the need for a chimney.

3. Consider the lighting

Lighting is a big part of the overall atmosphere of a space, so don’t neglect this when remodeling your basement. Basements generally lack natural light, so to make the space more inviting you need to carefully consider what kind of lighting you install.

First off, if you are lucky enough to have a basement with ample natural light, emphasize this. If you install curtains or drapes make sure you can easily draw them to the side and let the light in.
Also be sure that the lighting you install is suitable for your basement’s purpose.

If your basement is going to be a room for fun and relaxation after a hard day at work, install warm and soft lights that promote relaxation. If it’s a workout space or a home office, consider cooler lighting that promotes focus.

4. When in doubt, get help from a professional

If all else fails and you find yourself scratching your head over where to go with your basement remodel project, get in touch with a professional remodeler.

It’s admirable to attempt to do everything yourself, everyone with a passion for home remodeling understand this desire, but sometimes you can get in over your head.

You don’t want to end up spending a ton of money only to end up with a basement full of issues.

For more information on finishing your basement remodel project, please contact us today at Majestic Home Solutions.

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