Remodeling or finishing your basement is one of the easiest ways to maximize your space and add value to your home. It can be the perfect place to send your kids to play or a way to contain the chaos associated with sporting events. Before you dive into your basement remodel, consider these tips:

Match Your Needs to Your Wants

Often, we find that our wish list does not match up with the budget that we envisioned. Before you start your remodel, decide what you want to spend and prioritize your needs. If it is most important for you to have a large space for your kids to play, then ditch the idea of adding a guest room. If you hate running upstairs to use the bathroom, use that to help you make your decision.

Think About Lighting

You don’t want to complete a gorgeous remodel and realize after the fact that you didn’t add any windows or lighting features. Think about enlarging existing windows to add ventilation and natural light to the space. Track and recessed lighting can also make a big difference.

Add Storage

If your basement is unfinished, chances are that is now just an area for storage. Retain this capability post-remodel by thinking creatively about packing space. Built-in shelving units and extra closets can help you retain your basement’s functionality, while making it a gorgeous living space.

Did we miss anything? What are your must-haves in a basement remodel? The experts at Summit Painting and Remodeling, LLC, can point you in the right direction.