Basement Remodeling Plans

Preparing for your Home Improvement

Basement PlanningPlanning ahead for your remodeling project is a very important part of a basement finishing plan.  Poor planning with a home improvement project leads to higher costs in job pricing, a poorer quality basement finishing, and a major hassle.  Unless you plan, the process of getting an estimate and building permit, finding the best basement improvement contractor, designing a finished basement floor plan, and getting a construction date with your basement finishing general contractor are going to be very difficult!  Here are ten things you want to consider before you call your basement renovating contractor or basement finishing expert.

  1. How will you design the floor plan for your cellar?  Do you want a basement bathroom or basement bedroom installed?
  2. Will you want a basement dehumidifier or other appliances installed?
  3. Will you be making changes to your electrical wires or plumbing fixtures to install a basement toilet or basement hot tub?
  4. If you install hardboard finished basement wall paneling, will you be installing cabinets?
  5. Do you want to install basement windows, a basement fireplace, or new basement flooring?
  6. If you install a basement bedroom, where will the egress windows be in your basement so that it’s code-complaint?
  7. Do you have the money for your remodeling saved up or will you be taking out a home equity loan?
  8. Which basement remodeling products will you choose?
  9. Will you be hiring an interior design professional?
  10. Which basement finishing contractor will you choose?

Basement Remodeling Contractor

Reliable Contractors

Contractor HatOnce you've found a basement makeover contractor, be sure to check on their reputation.  We check our basement finishing contractor’s reputation with the Better Business Bureau as part of our research to find the best contractors in your area.  It’s best to hire a basement remodeler who has a great deal of experience specifically in basements.  A carpenter is not going to know enough about finishing the basement right, just like a basement waterproofing contractor is not the best person to build your back porch.  We make sure all our basement finishers are licensed and registered in your state and we check their credentials with your local building department to make sure that they’re a registered contractor. selects only contractors that offer written warranties for their work have and long established businesses, as 50% of contractors will fail within their first five years.  When possible, we select contractors that are part of a large basement finishing network so that you can have both local and national support.  Then, if your basement finishing contractor goes out of business for any reason, another trained basement remodeler in the area can uphold your written warranty.

Basement Game RoomQuality Basement Finishing Products

All our basement remodeling contractors have agreed to offer free basement remodeling estimates.  The least expensive basement remodeling plan is not necessarily the best- disreputable basement contractors will often cut corners when finishing the cellar that will lower the quality of the home improvement.
Be sure to find out how long your basement finishing job will take and how much mess, dust, and debris is involved.  When finishing a basement, make sure that all products can resist mold, water, and fire.  Never install wood or carpeting directly on your concrete basement walls, sub floors, or floors, as moisture seeps directly through porous concrete foundations and will cause these materials to rot and grow mold.  If you’re financing your job or taking out a home equity loan to remodel an unfinished basement, be sure to ask about all payment options.

More Basement Renovation Information

According to Remodeling Online, your basement renovation plan will improve the value of your house by a national average of 75% of the total cost of the basement finishing.  The basement is likely the largest room in the house, and once the cellar is finished, it will become the nicest area in your family’s home!  As with any home decorating and improvement, you’re going to want the best basement finishing contractor on the market to do the job for you.  We research all our basement remodelers carefully to make sure that you only receive calls from the best basement contractors in the area- locally owened and operated, specializing in basement remodeling, and offering a written warranty!

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