It has been estimated that homeowners that complete Basement Remodeling will have up to a $9,000 return on this functional investment. However, prior to starting your project there are some important factors to consider which can impact the results that you achieve. Using the information here, you can develop a successful plan for your basement remodeling project.
Prior to actually remodeling your basement, you should consider the future of the room In many cases, the best option is to create a flexible space that will be able to easily change to accommodate your changing needs.
Drop ceilings will make your basement space appear cheap. The goal of your Basement Remodeling project should be to make the space appear like the remainder of your home. Installing a drop ceiling will also reduce the height of the room, making the space feel small and cramped.
Maximize the space that you have in your basement with the addition of built in storage and shelving. You should also check any adjacent rooms where you may be able to “steal” some space. However, you should not go overboard with excessive amounts of woodwork or built-ins as the project can become extremely expensive and you will likely not receive as big of a return on the investment. A general rule that you should follow is to keep the project inexpensive and simple, but ensure that it is attractive.
Another smart tip you can implement to make your basement space seem open and inviting is to add an open stairway. This will connect the upper and lower portion of your home visually and allow more natural light to come into the basement space.
Even after the remodeling project you still find that the basement is uninviting and cold, then the carpet may not be a place where you want to cut costs. You need to install a good quality of carpet that will make the room warmer and more inviting.