If you have lived in your house for a couple of years, it might be feeling a little cramped. When you moved in, you were thrilled to have so much space available. Now, you have bought new things, possibly had a child and expanded into all the available areas. There is one area of your home that needs to be improved before it becomes usable space. When you are planning a basement remodeling, here are some things to consider.
Chances are your basement does not have very many large windows. You will need to make the most of overhead lighting to make the space feel open and welcoming. You can consider adding recessed lighting around the space to give it enough light without all the hanging light fixtures. If part of the basement is above ground, you should talk to your contractor about installing windows or expanding existing ones.
When remodeling your basement, it is a great time to build in a lot of additional storage space. From bookshelves to closets under the stairs, there are many opportunities to add storage in a basement. You can consider adding cabinets or sectioning off a space to become a large walk-in closet.
Whether you have had issues with water getting in to your basement in the past or not, you will want to hire a contractor that can take care of waterproofing the space. This will help you protect your investment and the items you store in your remodeled basement.
If your home is like many others with unfinished basements, the stairs are probably unsightly and rickety. When planning for your basement remodeling project, you can improve the stability and look of the stairs leading into the space. In some cases, you can even adjust the location of the stairs and the amount of space they take up.