Our award-winning design team can help bring your vision to life to add additional livable square footage to your home. Our designers are well versed in the current code requirements and additional factors to consider for basement remodels and can help guide you through this process.
There are a few things we have planned for the basement area. First and foremost is a bedroom/bathroom combination. This is initially designed for Abby (soon to be twelve) to have a larger space than her currently fairly small bedroom. But it will also be designed for the possibility of one or more of our aging parents to move in with us. Consequently it will need to be designed in an accessible manner, including wider doors and a walk-in shower (no tub). We’d also like it to have a walk-in closet for Abby and/or the parents. It should be large enough to fit a queen bed, a desk, and probably a couple of dressers.
The first thing you need to do is get the water out of the house. The longer the water sits the more damage you will have to your home. If you have a lot of standing water and you are in the basement or any room that you cannot open the door and sweep the water out you can use a shop vac for smaller job or you can use a pump for bigger jobs (you can get a small pump for a garden hose that attaches to your drill at most hardware/plumbing stores for cheap). If the room has carpet you will need to use a shop vac to suck as much water out of the carpet as possible to avoid carpet water damage. If you cannot get the water up in a timely manner call a local water damage service.
An even more important issue, though, is what areas of your house do need to be remodeled. Nobody wants to spend money on a project that turns out to be a disaster. So the first thing that needs to be considered is which areas of your home need the home improvement the most. If the area that needs improvement the most is the kitchen then you are definitely in luck. It has been shown in recent studies that if there was one room in your apartment that can increase its value the most then it is the kitchen. Some of the popular ways that individuals usually try to remodel their kitchen is through re-working and replacing the floors and reconstructing the cabinets.
In need of a bed? Just dig up a couple of cinder blocks or grab some milk crates. Line them along the floor in shape of a bed frame. (If using both cinder blocks and milk crates, use the cinder block for the inside of the frame. This will give the bed a firm support. Line the milk crates outside the frame, turning them on their sides to where you can use the opening for storage.) Lay a piece of plywood across the blocks or crates, then add the mattress. In no time flat, you have a bed. The storage underneath could be used for clothes, book, or beer.