With the growing population space crunch is enhancing in both the metropolitan cities and the suburbs. The only scenario in which something can be done about increasing the given area of your residence is when you have a house. Having a whole building with a basement and a backyard is ample space in the given conditions. It is obviously way better than living in one room apartments. Plus, having a house in a way guarantees extra space if you really think about it. The basement is usually an unused space and the only way to make more space for yourself in your house is to transform the basement into a new room, whether it is a guest room, and extra bedroom, a wine cellar, a gaming room or even a family room. The best part about remodeling the basement is that the value of your house does increase to a great extent should you choose to sell the house in the long run and also 90% of the time the investment is paid in full when you sell the house. Therefore, if you are remodeling the basement there are a few things you should most definitely keep in mind – remodeling budget, what you want to room to be used for, check for leaks and cracks since basements are prone to flooding, structure, lighting and color scheme. Remodeling your basement could give you a return investment of much as much as $9000 on the home equity. Therefore in order to do this right here are a few hints and tricks:
What are you going to use the basement for?
It is important to decide what you will use the basement for. This is the first step of the remodeling plan. You need to change it into a room you will use in the future. The whole point of remodeling it is to ensure that the space does not end up being an unused one. Therefore, you can make it an extra bedroom, a gaming room, a family room; but it has to be something you will use. So if you are not sure about what you want it to be then at least finish the basic work of fixing the cracks and leaks so that when you finally come up with a plan, you can get right to.
You should add an air purification system:
Basements are usually damp and dingy and therefore the air inside the basement is usually heavy, smelly and unpurified. Therefore, it is best to add an air purification system so that the air inside this newly remodeled space will smell fresh. It might turn out to be an expensive procedure but when you try to sell the house, the buyers will most certainly be interested to have a house with a remodeled basement, where the air is fresh because of the purification system, since you are providing them with more space which also happens to be appealing.
Water proofing is an important factor to be considered:
Basements are prone to damps, leaks and cracks and flooding. Therefore water proofing becomes a necessity especially during the rainy season or in winter. It not only keeps your basement away from mold, mildew and moisture but it also helps prevent certain breathing medical conditions that can occur with a wet basement. It definitely proves to be beneficial to your health as well as your family’s health.
Maximize the space available:
It has become a necessity to maximize the storage area in the house, therefore when you are remodeling your basement you need to have built in shelves and storage units without going overboard with the plans. You need simple shelves and storage units, nothing over the top fancy is required. Just stick to the basics and install a few storage devices to help you manage your space better. This also has to be planned before the remodeling to avoid confusion later. Therefore, if you can chalk out space for putting in the shelves and storage units, you essentially land up with a room that can be used both as a guest bedroom and a storage space. Therefore the valuable space is not wasted and you can use it for a twofold purpose.
If you try to keep these hints in mind before you hire a professional to remodel your space, it will be a much less exhausting and challenging experience. Just ensure that you are utilizing every inch of the basement and that you do in such a way that it does not go back to being the unused room it used to be. If you remodel the place with quality furniture and proper lighting, so that it looks appealing, then you are surely going to get the returns should you ever choose to sell the place in the long run.