Basement finishing offers the best value for adding additional living area to any home. Bringing one of the best returns on investment while enhancing family living. Increasing valuable living space and home value in much less time, while being non-intrusive to your everyday living. More & more homeowners throughout Greater Boston are taking advantage by utilizing valuable wasted space & creating beautiful living spaces in their basements!
Homeowners in search of a warm, professional look for their basements often turn to drywall. Drywall ceilings help the basement look as good as upstairs living areas. Drywall can be treated with a variety of textures that are applied by roller or spray applicator. One difficulty associated with drywall ceilings is the necessity of framing in duct work.
Basement rooms can be used for many purposes: laundry, home theater, game playing, hobbies and crafts, and the list goes on. There are many building codes intended to ensure the safety of occupants that apply to all of the above. They include the use of smoke and CO detectors, GFI receptacles, outside combustion air for the furnace or boiler, materials that resist the spread of fire, minimum room sizes, and emergency window well egress. When choosing contractors to work on your basement conversion, find one who has done the job many times before and who is knowledgeable about applicable codes. Do not work with a contractor who says you can convert a basement without pulling permits.
This siding alternative is not cheap. In fact it’s the most expensive of them all. To do roughly 1000 square feet of siding using these materials can run you roughly between $6000 – $8000 (or $6 – $8/) depending on the make and brand you select on the low-end. It could be a little higher if you go with high-end material or a little lower using a more standard touch.
Linoleum is another environmentally friendly flooring option for basements. Homeowners looking for numerous design options and ease of maintenance will enjoy linoleum. Drawbacks include a tendency to stain because of its porous nature and a lack of warmth under the feet. This flooring material is durable, but when damage does occur, repairs can be difficult.