What would you do with a little extra space in your home? Would you create a home office? An art studio for your children? A basement renovation can provide you with the space to truly customize your home to the needs and interests of your family. However, as we all know, basement renovations can go wrong. Here are some tips that will help you avoid common mistakes:
Make sure your basement is dry.
Water is the number one issue with basements, so before starting any basement renovations, you need to find and correct any water problems.
Plan for proper drainage.
Since flooding is often a problem with basements, it’s a good idea to have an easy way to get rid of any excess water.
Choose the right type of flooring.
For your basement you need to choose a material that is resistant to water. Since water will destroy hardwood and laminate floors, ceramic tile is better for basements. Alternatively, a properly installed DRIcore subfloor can help protect laminate and hard wood floors from water damage.
Plan for lighting.
Nobody wants to hang out in a cave. To make your basement warm and welcoming, it has to be well lit. Make sure that your basement has enough windows and lights to make it pleasant. Pot lights and sconces are both amazing ways to brighten up your basement or even create some mood lighting.
Install proper installation.
Have you ever been in a basement that was always cold or had a cold floor? That is because of inadequate insulation. Proper insulation is essential to keeping the space warm and comfortable. Spray foam is an excellent option for insulating your basement and preventing heat loss.
Basement renovations are different from any other type of renovation, but once you get your basement warm and dry you can do anything you want with all of that extra space. You want to make sure that it’s done right? Then call us! At domilya GROUP we’re passionate about making your dreams a reality!