Before constructing an “addition”, you may want to investigate the basement if you are one of the many homeowners desiring more living space. Many times, it’s more economical. Less disturbance to the existing yard, elimination of moisture hazards to the foundation, subfloors and joists, plus enhanced heating/cooling efficiency are among the advantages of basement renovation. On the other hand, a botched basement renovation project may be a nightmare; however, the likelihood of success is nearly certain with adequate preparation.
Before you start renovating your basement, there are a few things you should think about. Will you have enough room to stand up? Not every basement was built with a standard or high ceiling. How will you deal with water drain lines if you need them? If there are heat ducts, plumbing lines, electrical lines or support posts, will you be able to work them into the plan to your satisfaction? A professional contractor with a lot of experience won’t have much trouble with most of these problems. But you can’t just hire any contractor; you need one who is an expert in this field: in Moncton, choose NYCO Renovations.
Creating a Plan
Even minor projects are more likely to work out with a good plan. Before you start, decide what you want to do with the extra space. You can do many things with a newly renovated basement, so think about all the possibilities. For example, this extra room could be an excellent place for the whole family to hang out – but you might want to turn it into an office or even a tiny apartment in the future. So you should consider putting in a small bathroom and maybe a kitchenette.
But think about what changes you might want to make in the future and try to plan for them now. This can save you time and money in the long run. You should also think about how much work you can do yourself; you can save money if you do some of the work yourself. If you don’t have a lot of experience, it’s best to let a pro handle most parts of the project, like the foundation or structure, the wiring, the waterproofing, and maybe even the plumbing.
Making More Room
The number of people residing in your home may have grown over time, causing the space to seem a bit crowded. A basement renovation may be the best option to accommodate an expanding family. Your basement can come in handy in such circumstances by adding one or more bedrooms, bedroom suites, living spaces, guest rooms or an entertainment area.
Keys To Success
Waterproofing is essential to a prosperous basement renovation because basements tend to get wet. If you take care of this problem carefully at the start of the project, you won’t have to deal with problems or make repairs in the future; therefore, at this point in the project, don’t take shortcuts or make temporary changes. Talk to a pro and do it right first, so you don’t have to deal with it again.
Don’t forget that good planning will lead to good results – plus a pleasant space you and your family can enjoy for years. Make your dream home renovation with us. Contact us in Moncton at (506) 866-3996 or visit NYCO Renovations online today.
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