The perfect place for a man cave…
There are a number of reasons a you may seek to finish your basement. An increase in the size of the family, a new home business or the desire to have a rental space available are just a few. A finished basement can increase the living space in your home at a fraction of the cost of constructing a new addition, all the while increasing the value of your home. Basement finishing and remodeling allows homeowners to utilize the existing floor, walls, and ceiling structures. Another added benefit of refinishing the basement is lowering energy bills by up to 30 percent.
If you are planning a basement renovation, you should inspect your basement for possible problems. Some things to look for include:
- Must you stoop to avoid bumping your head on a beam or duct?
- Are there intermittent or permanent traces of moisture or mold on the floor or walls?
- Is there a persistent musty odour in clothing and other objects that are stored in your basement?
- Are there cracks as wide as a pencil, or that appear to widen or shrink, in the walls or floor?
If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” you should include the costs of fixing these problems in your budget.