Since long time, the basement is no longer a simple place to store things we no longer need, a hostile place where we were afraid to go when we were young. Nowadays, the demands of those who call on professionals to help them build their basements are becoming something usual so that this is a place to relax, get away from daily stress and recharge our batteries. However, there are still some people who do not use their basement at its full potential.
If you know how to do a proper basement renovation so as to get rid of the sober and cold décor, then the basement can become a room like any other, and even an environment in which to escape, to get rid of the problems of the day. Why not, this area can even be a perfect party space for you to call your friends. You can place a billiard table (if the space allows it), arrange a small cinema hall, and the examples can continue. Like they say, the sky is the limit. Let’s see what some great tips are when it comes down to the ingenious layout of the basement.
Basement renovation to turn it into a functional and welcoming space
The basement must be regarded as a bonus room, not as one where you simply enter once a month to store some boxes of objects you do not need but you do not want to throw away. No, here you have so many possibilities to convert the available space into a functional and modern room service that it’s difficult to even know where to start. For example, there are a lot of people who set up a workshop in the basement, a place where they can fix or built things (some find it quite relaxing). Other people create in the basement a small multimedia studio to relax by watching the latest movies or their favorite series. No matter what you choose to do, you’ll need to keep in mind a few rules, so make sure you get the most out of this extra room.
For starters, you’ll need to make sure if you need to install a new electrical installation or not. After all, no matter what you do in the basement, you will need to have a light source, as well as access to a power source (especially if you choose to use this room as an entertainment room). Why? Because otherwise you may risk overloading your existing electrical installation and you don’t want that.
Repair and prepare the walls
Do a general cleaning here and wash the walls with a special solution against mold (you want to get rid of it because it has harmful effects on health). Afterwards, use a special paint that has the role of keeping dampness at a distance (it will not allow the water from the wall to surface and form condensation, which leads to the appearance of mold – a virtually vicious circle here). You can also use a gypsum ceiling for the ceiling.
If your budget allows you, do not hesitate to install an air conditioner here for proper room ventilation. After all, we are talking about a basement that most likely has only one or two small windows at best.
Color schemes for a basement renovation
Because a basement almost always tends to be sober, dark, it is preferable that after the renovation the bright and sunny colors prevail, and you can use for example yellow, orange, blue or white. The combination of different colors provides vitality and freshness to your home, and for this reason it is advisable to avoid dark colors in the basement, where natural light is very little or none at all. This type of arrangement is also convenient because it helps you to create an ideal space for spending leisure time, turn it into an office space, an extra room or an entertainment room, depending on your preference.
No matter what your plans are, if you intend to have an extensive home remodeling project, to make an addition to your home or just to make some small changes, Good Deal Remodeling is here to help you. You can contact us to tell us about your remodeling plans and we will make sure to offer you the best solutions through our remodeling and renovation services.