For some people, the basement is a room to store unwanted appliances, furniture, and other household items. It is an unfinished room which has been converted into a workshop, a laundry room, or a storage area for old paint and construction materials. While this treatment of the basement as a second garage may be perfect for some people, it is doing nothing to increase the value of the home.
A finished basement provides a number of opportunities that can be advantages over homes of a similar size and model. It can serve as an in-law suite, apartment for rent, or simply a guest bedroom. How about a game room, entertainment center, office, or a combination of all three? Large basements can even include an unfinished portion to serve as a workshop or secondary garage.
When finishing your basement, there are a few important factors to keep in mind.
- Proper flooring: Laying carpet over the concrete base can lead to mold growth.
- Proper insulation: Insulating the walls is important, especially if you are adding HVAC.
- Sound insulation: Keeping the basement separate from the first floor by muffling footsteps and sound as much as possible is important.
- Moisture prevention: The basement is typically the most affected by water damage.
For more tips and advice on finishing your basement, contact Summit Painting and Remodeling today.