BASEMENT FINISHING by H & N Custom Homes
30 Years of Finishing Basements in New Jersey
Basement finishing projects require quite a bit of planning before construction can begin. There are many hidden challenges that should be uncovered and addressed up-front so there are minimal surprises after your project starts. The information below will help you get started in the right direction.
Why Finish Your Basement?
There are a lot of reasons why you may want to finish your basement. An unfinished basement likely can be used for storage and a place to do laundry, but that’s often about all it offers. A finished basement, however, can be used for any purpose you like. You might want a “man cave” or a den. You might want to have a home movie theatre, an office, a larger family room or a place for the kids to play. A finished basement can even be converted into a rental unit for additional income if you choose. There are countless reasons why you might want to finish your basement and they all boil down to creating additional living space by utilizing previously unused square footage. Finishing your basement will also increase the value of your home because of the addditional living space you are creating.
Important Points to Keep in Mind When Finishing Your Basement
There are a number of important things to keep in mind when working on this type of project. Lighting, for example, is important to consider. A basement does not receive much natural light, so you will need your lighting plan to be a top priority. Insulation is another very important thing to consider. If you are going to be using this space then you will want it to remain comfortable whether it is hot and humid or cold and wet outside. Moisture control is another important point to consider. Because the basement is underground, you will need proper drainage around the basement on the outside of the house, along with proper vapor barriers and other waterproofing measures to keep moisture outside where it belongs. These are just a few of the many important things to consider as you are planning your basement finishing project.
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