When you first bought your home and looked at the basement, you probably had some of the greatest ideas that were known to mankind. There were so many things that you could do to make that into a great room! But then you started to kick things around and found that there was a good bit of expense and time that would go into making this the perfect room.
Finished Basements Have a Lot of Potential
One good thing about many basements is that it covers a large portion, if not all of the home. So you can even turn this into a couple of rooms if you would like. Take a good look at the space, and you can graph it all out with graph paper if you like. Draw any walls that you would like to put up, and possibly even doors and windows can be added in. Even if it is small though, you still can turn this space into a wonderful area. One thing you need to take into account if the space is large, is you can lose space quick by dividing it up into more than one room. For one thing, if you add a hallway, this is usually lost space. Walls and doors make you lose some space as well, even if they are short runs.
Remember, if you add walls in, will you have to run electrical and plumbing through these walls? If so, that adds time and expense. In addition, you will usually have to make sure to get the proper permits for these things to bring the room up to the city’s zoning codes.
Basement as Children Playroom?
Of course, the first thing that you need to do is make a choice as to what the purpose the room is going to serve. Is it going to be the new “media room?” Is it going to be the kid’s new “playroom?” Or possibly will it serve as an area that you can relax or work on your hobbies?
There are so many choices that you can take up a good bit of time just making the decision as to what you are going to do with it. Once you have the idea in mind, then there are some things you will have to think about. If it is a child’s room, for example, you will need to make sure that it has the proper carpet and lighting. If it is a room for your hobbies and interests, you will have to think of the layout that will utilize the space in the best manner. Electrical outlets, tables, as well as flooring have to be kept in mind under whatever circumstances you have.
In the end, once the room is finished, you will be glad that you tackled this project. It will possibly give you the extra room you want or need, and any added space is a great advantage to a home. So why not get started today? Call MAW Construction with any questions about your basement or simply fill out our request quote form.