Finishing a Basement

July 5, 2017

Finishing a Basement

 

Finishing a Basement 

     Before you begin the process of having your basement finished, there are a few things to consider. Taking the necessary steps from the start will ensure that your finished basement meets your needs. 

 

Having a clear idea of what you want. 

     What do you want in your new in your basement remodel? Will you be creating a playroom, bar, bathroom, home theater, gym...etc? What is the budget that you need to keep? How flexible is your budget? Focus on your family's current needs and think how they may change in the future. As a professional design/build firm, we can help develop these questions. 

 

Hire a reputable contractor.

     When seeking a contractor to finish your basement, you will want to look for someone who can show you multiple basements from his/her portfolio. Basement can be a unique challenge, therefore you want someone who has finished many basements and has success stories.

 

Preventing Problems

     Before any work can be done, water problems must be fixed. A professional who can inspect your basement for any issues is essential for preventing future problems. Signs that you may have issues in your basement could be anything from dampness or discoloration of the walls. Sometimes you cannot detect a problem on your own as the issues may be hidden. If water issues are not resolved-mold and decay may ensue.

 

Reasons to finish your basement.

     People are staying home more than ever and are developing their homes and basements-creating a place for kids to hang out, a space for entertainment, or simply more living space. Finishing your basement is a great way to extend your living space without "breaking the bank" as it is an existing space and you're only renovating the interior. 

Now the fun begins..

     Upon completing all of the preparatory steps, the fun begins. The key to creating the ideal new basement is selecting the right materials. Homeowners have endless choices when it comes to completing their dream basement.

 

Basement ceilings.

     Today's ceilings are no longer just plain and standard. There are plenty of appealing products on the market that will enhance the look of your finished basement; wood panels, arched...etc. Many people choose to use ceiling tiles in their basements which offer mold resistant properties. 

 

Flooring

     There are endless flooring choices for basements. Traditional carpets still remain very popular. In addition to carpets, wood floors are a great option. Why choose one flooring option when you can have multiple? Using different floor materials can differentiate various areas of your new basement. For instance, having carpet in the TV and entertainment area, and hardwood in the play area can nicely suit the needs of both spaces.

 

 

Bringing it all together

     There are countless ways of remodeling your basement, aspect can be customized to your unique wants and needs. Finding a reputable contractor to help you plan and build your next project is essential to finishing your basement.Bryhn Design/Build is here to help, we can help with your basement remodel, we will walk you through from start to finish until your basement is finished. Call us today and tell us about your next project.

 

Phone: (908) 806-2961

Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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