Finishing Your Basement For Your Next Home Remodeling Project
Are you fed up walking downstairs to a cold, damp, unfinished basement? Basement remodeling can make for a great addition to your home. Doing so can add value to your home, warm up your living space, and add a significant amount of storage. There’s no better time to do it than now, as another cold Maryland winter will soon be arriving. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering finishing your basement this fall.
The Conditions Need To Be Right
Construction can’t happen if your basement is wet, so work on correcting any existing water issues you may have. Any cracks in your foundation will need to be repaired before your basement renovation project. Standing water is a good sign that there’s a water issue in need of repair!
When planning, know that certain features will be necessary to help maintain these ideal conditions. A vapor barrier will be needed to reduce moisture issues. You’ll also want to add insulation to help maintain your desired temperature. Depending on where your basement is located, it’s a real possibility that fluctuating temperatures influenced by the air outdoors will be a problem. Heating vents can be installed along your baseboards to help keep your basement warm during the winter.
Don’t Finish The Utility Room
After you see how beautiful your finished basement is, you’ll be tempted to complete the project. But you should avoid finishing the utility room where your HVAC units, water heaters, and other equipment is housed. Keeping this area unfinished will allow easy access if anything were to break. This equipment will also need routine servicing and inspection as time goes by. These rooms have very strict building codes, so it’s best to save your money and keep this room unfinished.
Make Sure Your Project Is Done Right
Finishing your basement is a big investment, which is why it’s important to make sure that it’s completed to the highest of standards. With over 40 years of experience, Cardigan should be your number one choice for your basement remodel. Trusted throughout Central Maryland, we have the expertise and experience to complete your project successfully. Contact us today, and let’s get started working toward an outstanding finished basement!