Basement remodeling is much more than adding a couch to your basement or giving it a fresh coat of paint. Basement remodels are about making your basement another livable space that coincides with the rest of your home. This can be achieved in a couple different ways, depending on what you’d like to use the basement for and what your budget looks like. We’ve helped clients turn their basements into lounges, game rooms, guest rooms, and even theater rooms. Whatever you decide, we’re here to make the options available and give you the results you’re looking for!
Finishing Your Basement
Finishing your basement can include anything to make it more comfortable for living purposes. This usually means adding some insulation, flooring, windows, and light. It could also mean installing an egress window for quick escape during an emergency and running water or electricity if it’s not currently present. Depending on the size of your basement and what you’d like to do with it, we’ll recommend the best steps needed to help achieve the final results and ones that meet local code and safety regulations.
Insulation is vital if you want your basement to be truly ‘finished’ and livable according to code standards. Code standards indicate that basements must be insulated to provide adequate heating and airing throughout the year, as if it were any other room, and must also contain running water, electricity, secure infrastructure, and windows for health and safety. If your basement does not have the capacity for these items or you’re unsure about integrating them, then it will likely not meet living standards and cannot be used as more than a storage space.
Carpeting and Flooring
Carpeting and flooring are crucial steps to truly finishing your basement. Most basements are built with the original concrete or slabs that are incorporated with the foundation of the house. While concrete is a good flooring solution, you should consider resurfacing it or adding an epoxy coating to it if you plan to keep it as the main base of your basement’s floors. Most clients opt for carpet in basements because it can help regulate the interior temperatures better. Since the basement is so low to the ground, having hard flooring can be colder than usual or uncomfortable, depending on the time of year. Regardless of what you decide, we can ensure to make it look stunning in the final project.
Media and Entertainment
If you’re looking at finishing your basement, you might want to include some personal touches that make it more of a place you can relax and lounge. Such personal touches can refer to media and entertainment sets, which sometimes need to be installed into the ceilings or walls and mounted, to accommodate the setting. We also help install surround sound, speakers, LED lighting, TV screens and projectors, as well as mini-bar areas, fridges, wine fridges, and other entertainment appliances that can truly make your basement feel like an all-in-one hangout spot!