Remodeling a basement is a large undertaking. It has its rewards, though. If you invest in a basement redo with the right building contractor, you can achieve a functional, beautiful space. You can also probably add value to your home. Once you have decided on a plan and chosen a contractor, there are a few things you can do to get ready for your basement remodeling project.
You are going to convert your basement from a storage clearinghouse to extra living space. Therefore, some things must go. Before your remodeling contractor arrives, declutter your basement. Try to remove as much junk as you can. Even better, donate your old stuff to a charity reseller and take a tax deduction. Do you really need those old college textbooks anyway?
Unless your contractor can easily access a door in the basement, he or she will probably need to walk through part of your house to access the jobsite. Before you begin your basement remodeling project, walk from the entry door to the basement. Rearrange any furniture that might get in the way of the contractor doing a good job. Remember, often he or she will be carrying tools, materials, and other supplies through your hallway, so try to arrange for a wide berth.
You might help your contractor get a jump on your job if you remove doors, railings, and other obstacles before the job begins. Also, you might not have access to your basement during the project, so consider relocating any gym of office equipment you might use from the basement to another part of your house.
While there are some general things you can do to prepare for your remodel, you should ask the contractor for a list of specific items you need to address. Getting a basement remodeling project off to a good start is essential for a timely finish. By doing a few simple steps you can prepare your basement for its makeover.