When it comes to remodeling a basement we all can use some inspiration and a few good ideas. Most people generally want more rooms to increase the living and storage areas of their homes.
Unless you plan on keeping your house in your family for generations, the Return on Investment (ROI) is important when it comes to resale value. Nationwide, the average ROI for a Basement Remodeling Suwanee tips project is about 75%. You can check your own local data with your family Realtor.
Some studies that have been recently carried out have shown that the average new basement, without a bathroom, will cost around $138 per square foot. This is amazing value when you consider that if you were to look at building a whole new extension the cost would be more like $250 per square foot. Therefore looking at basement remodeling ideas instead of extensions can easily save you $1000`s.
Replace the existing door on the main floor leading to the basement stairs with a French door. Not only more light will reach the basement, but since you can now see through the door, when walking to the upstairs, you just eliminated the risk of swinging open the door in someone’s face! One more benefit: when the kids forget to turn off the lights, which never, ever happens, you’ll know right away! If the home is only one story, ‘tunnel’ sunlight from the roof to the stairwell via a ‘skylight tube’ available from 5 or 6 different manufacturer at very reasonable prices.
If Basement Remodeling tips you do notice problem areas that need addressed be sure you address them. Don’t make the mistake of simply trying to cover them up. It will always come back to hurt you later. I’ve seen it happen so many times. And then when it does, you’re looking at spending even more money in the future to make it right. So do it right the first time and you’ll be happier down the road.
Have you considered partitioning off rooms in your basement? Once again, if you have the skills, you can build them yourself. If you’re lucky, you already have plumbing built into the basement. If not, you’re probably going to have to hire a plumber to install it for you. It’s always great to have a spare bathroom, especially if you’re planning on using your basement for entertaining. A bathroom also comes in handy if you put a teen’s bedroom into the basement.
This is almost always a clear sign that you’re dealing with a fly-by-night operation. Or, at best, an extremely low quality one! It indicates that they’re trying to avoid having any contact with the local government office responsible for issuing these permits. Any business worth it’s salt will provide these for you. It’s not only good business but it’s also just common sense!