Many homeowners treat a basement as a storage facility. The basement is where all the old furniture, Christmas decorations and broken appliances come to get covered in dust. Are you guilty of wasting your basement’s potential? It’s time to contact Platinum Exteriors for basement remodeling in Maryland. Our Carroll County basement remodeling experts can help you turn your dark and dusty basement into the extra entertainment space your family will love.
Our Approach to Basement Remodeling
Before we can start drawing blueprints, you need to figure out how you are going to use the basement. Finishing the basement without a specific use in mind may lead to a dysfunctional space. For example, if you want to serve drinks, you could use a mini-bar with a sink, which requires plumbing rough-ins. Similarly, if you know where the TV will go, you can create a built-in and pre-wire the outlet to avoid the dangling cords.
Once you have decided on the use, the process is mostly straightforward from there:
- Draft the plans and obtain permits
- Choose materials and finishes
- Install wiring and plumbing
- Frame and put up drywall
- Install floor coverings
- Add light fixtures, outlet covers and other finishing touches.
Although it looks simple, there are many problems that can pop up along the way. Be sure to hire an experienced Maryland basement remodeling contractor who can address any issues quickly and effectively.
Ideas for Your New Basement Space
One of the toughest decisions you will have to make about your finished basement is the intended use. We’ve talked about how important it is, and to help make this easier for you, we’ve put together a few ideas of what you can do with all this extra space. Keep in mind that your basement can be divided into sections, each with its own purpose, such as:
- Playroom for your children (it’s time to get those toys off the main floor!)
- Extra bedroom for your guests
- In-law or a nanny suite
- Movie theater
- Man cave
- Office for your home-based business
- Space for exercising or yoga
This is by no means a complete list, but it’s enough to get you thinking. And once you know what you want, feel free to call us or contact online for a free estimate.