There comes a time in our lives that we need to think about revamping. Everyday, more and more people go out to stores and by the best things that money can buy just to make satisfy their needs for a better life, even if it costs more than what they can spend. Frankly speaking, most of them don’t even realize if the things that they are spending money would be worth the investment that they are shelling out and this where all problem starts. Even though you plan something, if you don’t know the basics, its going to be very hard to materialize whatever outcome they desire.
Your home is very important. It is where you spend time with family, friends and yourself. This shelter brings peace, harmony and relaxation that not even the greatest views on earth can bring. It is indeed considered one’s pride and joy aside from children and will be the foundations of whatever they would like to achieve in the future. Every part of it is important and has a purpose, but there is one place that homeowners usually take for granted and tend to leave out among the rest, and that is the basement.
Your basement can serve more than its purpose. It solely depends on how you would see it and your dedication on how to improve it. I for have converted my basement into a game/play room for my kids so that they can still play whenever they want or even accommodate sleep overs with friends. Amazingly, I did not see it like that before to be honest, but then I noticed that there is so much space that wasn’t put up to good use, and since then, I searched for themes, ideas and DIY makeovers that would fit my basement perfectly. It wasn’t an easy task, took me 3 weeks to plan and decide certain points, but hey, it was all worth it. Seeing smiles on your children’s faces is the highest possible kind of reward you can have.
Of course, not all of us have the same taste when it comes to revamping our basements. Most people still see it as a place to store goods and do laundry while others want to utilize it as a place for recreation and fun. That is why careful planning and efficient decisions are need to maximize the quality and exceed the standards that one is looking to get out of this underground spacing. So if you are planning to remodel your basement, here are some tips to help you along the way.
Plan Carefully and Wisely
Everything starts with a careful, precise and full proof plan. This is not a simple task that’s why every step must be audited with utmost sincerity and dedication. Start off by taking pictures of your basement in different angles so that you can have a good perspective of each side. You can also make a simple drawing of the area so that you can put in the measurements that you have made and a lot the spaces that you will utilize for furniture and appliances. Make sure that you don’t overdo it because it can easily lead to overcrowding. Remember that we have to keep things elegant yet simple and few in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
Check Pipes, Electricity, and Water Lines
When remodeling your basement, checking the pipes, electricity and water lines is an essential part of the process. This will make sure that these essential connections are still intact and be given proper maintenance and proper allotted space. I had a friend who remodeled his basement without checking the lines and it lead to complete disaster. He didn’t give it any attention and started drilling and wrecking walls recklessly. Little did he know that he hit one of the electric lines and punctured one of the water pipes, causing power outage and flooding. So if you don’t want this to happen, make sure that you check where they are first. We don’t want to waste any hard earned money just because of an ignorant and reckless action right?
Maximize every inch of space
Maximizing every inch of space is also one tip worth following when remodeling your basement. You can achieve this by putting built in shelves in parts where you don’t plan to put any furniture. As long as it fits on your area plan, it will be a good investment. Also you can place it in adjacent angles so that it will in nicely and consume less space and fill up dull places.
Check Air Filter and Ventilation
One of the most important things in remodeling any part of your house is ventilation. proper ventilation ensures that the space that you are working on will not choke you out of the very air that you breathe. Also, it makes sure that unpleasant odors get sucked out the shaft or window. I suggest that you install an exhaust fan that leads outside and also an air purification filter just to make the air you breathe healthier.
Provide Good lighting
Good lighting is key to the successful utilization of a basement that is why its best if you put adequate and good lighting. Remember that the basement has no natural source of light unless it has a small window and will not be able to satisfy the lighting needs for the room. Purchasing LED lights, lamps, and eco-friendly light bulbs will make sure that whenever you work or stay in this room, you will be able to see everything in sight.
Lastly, it is also important to consider what your basement will be used for after it has been remodeled. That is why it is important that you have another plan for the future so that when the time comes that you want it to serve a bigger or different purpose, it will be ready to fit the needs of your future plans.
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