Does your home feel like it’s shrinking? If you’re looking for ways to expand your living space without buying a new home, an addition is a natural choice. However, many homeowners look past the idea of basement remodeling. Remodeling your basement is far more affordable than adding an entire addition. Here are some things to consider as you plan a basement renovation project.
Height of Your Basement
Before you get the ball rolling, check out your basement. Some unfinished basements aren’t tall enough to be considered living space. Ceilings that are only six-foot tall or shorter will be uncomfortable once you add ceiling material.
If your basement is ready for remodeling, the first step is insulation and waterproofing. If your basement has a history of leaking or flooding, you need a professional to address these issues before you start covering them up with drywall or other finish materials. Vapor barrier and insulation are essential for keeping your basement dry, warm and protected from the elements.
Even the most luxurious basement remodeling project will feel a bit dark or cramped without natural light. Most basements have windows or half windows. If your basement doesn’t have any windows, ask a professional contractor if you have any options of adding windows. This will make a big difference when you start to decorate your basement and make it feel like a part of your home.
Finding the Right Contractor
Now that you’ve considered all the base layers of your basement remodeling project, it’s time to choose the right contractor. A professional home improvement company can take all the stress out of remodeling your basement and give you the expert results you need for a beautiful new addition to your living space. Whether you’re adding a few bedrooms, a bathroom or a new living room, your basement can be an affordable way to add space to your home without purchasing new property.