A Step by Step Checklist for Remodeling Your Basement
Every homeowner wants a bit more space in their home, for instance, an extra bedroom, home gym, or man cave. One of the spaces that’s large and typically underutilized in most homes is the basement. However, most homeowners aren’t sure where to start when remodeling the space. Ideally, the first step is hiring basement remodeling companies. What’s next?
According to the video, after hiring contractors, homeowners should ensure that their utility appliances (HVAC and water heater) are separated from the space they’ve earmarked for remodeling.
This is typically done by adding a new wall.
The second checklist item for basement remodeling is the addition of windows to help aerate and provide natural light to the space preventing moisture build-up.
The third checklist item for basement remodeling is insulation. Typically, most basements don’t have insulation, so they should be installed to make them habitable.
The fourth checklist item for basement remodeling is wiring. More often than not, the homeowner will need lighting and power outlets in the space.
The fifth checklist item for basement remodeling is installing drywall and new flooring. Drywall can be installed horizontally or vertically, albeit horizontal is the most common. Since most basements have concrete floors, the homeowner can consider installing tiles.