Use Your Basement for More than Just Storage
Your basement doesn’t have to be just a dark dungeon where you store your Christmas decorations. Finishing your basement can actually give you more benefits than you may think. Not only can you add more living space and increase the market value of your home, it can also increase your home’s energy efficiency! Obstacles like low ceilings, disguising water heaters and insufficient lighting are all issues that can be dealt with.
Most of us leave our basement space unfinished. Unattractive concrete walls and carpet laid on the floor is only home to mold and mildew. The only time we use our basement is for storing things we don’t need.
Putting that storage space to use could be the best thing that can do for your home. The space can come in handy for so many things. Here’s what you should be considering while thinking of your design.
Most of the unfinished basements have a concrete basement floor and to cover that people generally lay down carpeting or wood flooring that traps moisture underneath leaving your flooring susceptible to mold and mildew.
Begin to search all the floor design that you might think will work for your space and the theme you have in mind. It could be a time consuming daunting task, so take your time and finalize a flooring style that will work best for you. You need to consider these three attributes durability, attractiveness and most importantly make sure the flooring option is waterproof.
Begin by checking the basement walls for any excessive moisture. If there’s moisture on your walls opt for wall paneling. Unlike wooden framing that may rot or metal frames that leave ugly rust spots, walls that are made of paneling have high density foam insulation that is durable. The paneling not only gives you a stylish look but is an attractive choice for your basement walls
Suspended ceilings are a good option for your basement. They allow easy access to ducts, electrical cords and cables. These ceilings are also water resistant. Another important aspect of it all is to be sure which ceiling material will help in noise control in addition to the temperature of the basement. Make sure the material you choose helps in reducing noise from the rest of the home.
Last but not the least lighting. Lighting is so important to set everything in place. In order for your walls, flooring and ceiling to look perfect with the theme of the furniture, lighting creates the perfect ambiance for your basement.
The possibilities for your new basement are endless. A finished basement adds value to your home as well as energy savings. Contact us for more information about how you can finish your basement.