If you’ve been living in cramped conditions and you wish you had more room, your basement doesn’t have to be a waste of space – consider a basement remodel! Sometimes people don’t think of their basement as a vital living area – it might be where you store summer items and keep the washer and dryer – but with today’s waterproofing and insulating methods, your basement can become a viable living space.
When you begin your basement remodeling project, it’s important to know exactly what you’d like to use your basement for. Will it be added living space, such as a den or bedrooms? Would you like a rec room or bar? Do you simply want to add a bathroom or laundry area? Those are all considerations that should be made in advance. You’ll also want to assess the current condition of your basement. Is it semi-finished? Or is it old and dark with a dirt floor? The less finished your current basement is, the more money you’ll have to budget for your project.
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Once you have determined the condition of your basement and have a good idea of what you’d like to do with it, it’s probably the time to get in touch with a contractor. Why? Because they can help you organize your entire basement remodeling project, which, depending on what you want to do, can require a lot of juggling. More goes into a basement remodel than you might think, and a contractor is connected to codes officials, subcontractors and suppliers.
Some of the subcontractors that will likely be involved include carpenters, insulation installers, HVAC professionals, plumbers and possibly designers. It really entirely depends on what your plans for the basement are. If you’re looking at adding a bathroom and family room, you’ll probably need all of the above. Just looking for a simple laundry room add-on? Then just a plumber might do the trick, but you can’t know for sure until a contractor looks things over and makes a recommendation based on the current condition of your basement.
In the long run, you’ll probably be glad you chose to use a contractor for your basement remodeling project, because they do the leg work for you. And because they have years of experience, they’ll make sure your project is handled efficiently, professionally and to your specifications. So when you’re ready to remodel your basement, contact the Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Mohawk Valley. They’ll put you in touch with a basement remodeling expert who will help you make the most of that wasted space. Contact us today to find out how we can assist you.