Straight and clear, finished basements add valuable space to any home. They grant homeowners a chance to make the best use of an already-existing little room, like that dark, lifeless space instead of moving out. They are a great addition too. That is why more and more people are looking to try this investment out.
In 2016 alone,
Google showed that over 95,000 people searched on information regarding
the cost of finishing a basement, the different ideas, style, and
techniques. It basically means that more people are actually venturing
into the world of remodeling and renovating,
eager to make the best use of that seemingly useless space. If you are
one of them, better go through the following expert tips.
Keep it dry
Before starting the renovations,
it’s important to check for the presence of any water issues. It is all
about ensuring that space is dry with no moisture. Don’t forget to
check the cracks and embark on fixing them.
Get any mandatory permits
that the surface is now dry and your plan is to start the finishing on
the basement, first make sure that you are allowed by the authorities to
do the renovations. It is important majorly because all the plumbing and electrical work will be inspected later.
Consider a suitable fastener
basement walls aren’t reliable when one attaches them a frame. Since
they are mainly made of cement, stones, blocks or bricks, a nail as an
anchor would not be a good idea either. A powder-actuated fastener or a
shotgun fastener will certainly do the job.
A vapor barrier
when you have done your tests and ensured that the surface is dry, find
a vapor barrier to keep the area dry throughout the renovations. Place it on the floor and wait for two days before commencing work.
Create an offset space
be sure that moisture can't be an issue at all, create a slight offset
using furry strips. The strips will also level a curved wall and help
design a flat wall for the frame.
Keep the area warm
foam insulation is the best candidate here mainly because it controls
the temperature inside while acting as another layer to keep the surface
dry. Basically, it’s all about choosing an insulation that also acts as
Invest on drop ceiling
like your finishing will need a stable ceiling, a drop or suspended
ceiling is proving to be great during electrical and plumbing works.
That’s why you must use removable tiles.
For basements, recess lighting is proving to be possibly the best option. It’s easy to install and doesn’t take up a huge space.
At the baseboards, add some heat
The latest trend entails installing heating vents at floor level so that the floor remains warm too.
all these tips in mind, it’s now safe to get down to business. Find a
good company that specializes in new construction, renovations, and
remodeling to aide you in making the best space possible.
Aspen Construction is an innovative building leader specializing in home additions, new construction, bathroom and kitchen remodeling. For all of your home improvement needs including electrical services contact us today at http://www.aspencoinc.com/.