A basement conversion is particularly suitable for urban homes on small plots and can offer the perfect solution for extending a terraced or semi-detached urban home. Your project manager will be your main point of contact and will keep you fully involved and informed of progress at every stage of the basement build, working with you to ensure your project runs smoothly. So, that got us dreaming of all kinds of possibilities of how the space could be used to access the attic if we were to finish it. I’m afraid I nixed a few ideas that would totally have been unsafe (like a fireman pole! Bar: If you often entertain adults, consider setting up a bar in the basement for you to retreat to. This is a great opportunity to take care of basement issues that you’ve been putting off, like waterproofing and repairing moisture damage. Hopefully this will help you with some ideas that you can use to do your own Valentine’s Day party with your kids! For many, the basement becomes a purgatory for things we can’t decide what to do with.
Your first step is to determine how livable your basement currently is and how much effort it will take to make it habitable. For example, one half of your basement can become an adult relaxation area if anchored by a comfortable sectional, a large area rug, and lighting with dimmer switches. I have a 12 page ebook on how to evaluate / hire contractors , it’s free when you buy my book Finish Your Basement Even if you’re not planning to do the work the book can be really helpful in understanding how the project is run.
Basement Bathroom- When finishing or remodeling a new space, a bathroom may be a desired addition to your remodel. The International Residential Code (IRC) requires a basement living space (i.e. any space including bathrooms, hallways, laundry rooms, or bedrooms) to have a 7-foot ceiling or higher. Basement Bar- Adding a bar to your basement is a popular trend we are seeing at Craftsmen. If your basement is on the smaller side, keep the area open by avoiding adding walls.
Rough estimates of course – but that would get you pretty well setup with a sweet home theater system for your finished basement. Keep that percentage in mind as you select materials and draw up floor plans for your basement renovation. Regardless of whether your basement has a history of flooding or not, you will want to take preemptive measures to assure that your newly finished basement will not become water damaged. We have created beautiful, light and airy basement rooms in all types of properties in London and Greater London.
We’re looking for some guidelines as far as where to start and what order things need to be done in. The plumbing for the bathroom is roughed in from the builder and there is some framing done, but we’ll need more to put up walls for a bedroom. It’s easy to install – simply follow the manufacturer’s instructions – and this makes it especially suited to basement use. Really, it’s like having a group of trendy girlfriends who have tried all of the latest ideas give you beauty advice on hair, makeup, clothes, accessories, etc. Proper lighting is very important in a basement where natural light is little or nonexistent. Finished basement space can easily become an extension of the living space in both function and decor. I was able to begin my basement and your tips and the little things” I would have not thought about.