A basement remodel is one of the quickest ways to add a new room to your home without the higher expense of a room addition. Because most basements are unfinished, and used for storing all the things you’ve forgotten you have, it is a relatively simple job for a professional contractor to add quality living space to your home without losing valuable square footage from the rest of your property.
At House of Kartheiser, LLC, we can help you decide how your new basement remodel can best meet your new needs. Whether for a growing family, who is not yet ready to move, or for families just looking for extra space, we can help you gain additional room at minimum expense. But you don’t have to stop with the basics. Today’s basements can be converted to rooms as elegant and open as any in your primary living spaces. Popular basement finishing projects include saunas, hot tubs, bars, steam rooms, rec rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms.
Many people just don’t have the money to upgrade to a larger home or they just like the location that they’re in now. The solution is to add a new room and or living space.
One of the easiest ways to add a new space to your home is to finish off the basement. When we think of basements we generally think of dark, cold and wet – the place that is more often used for storage than anything else. Basements are also now for being messy because we generally just throw something in a pile and run for sunlight.
A basement remodel dose not have to be the “catch all” of your home; a basement remodel is one of the most cost effective home improvements you could make to gain more living space. Imagine having that office you’ve always wanted, or a guest room or even a new family room. A remodeled basement can be converted to just about any kind of extra room, just use your imagination.
First, basements are below ground level so even if you don’t get physical flooding in yours; it probably has a damp feel to it. A good place to get rid of any water troubles you may have is to call in a waterproofing specialist. They can assist you in making sure that once you spend money on improving your basement space it doesn’t get ruined by water damage. For just slight dampness a good dehumidifier will do the trick.
Think about the amount of actual space your basement offers. Consider this space when deciding what type of room you want to convert this basement remodel to. How much room do you really need for your dream addition, will the basement space be enough? Consideration to the amount of light that comes into your basement should also be a consideration. A darker room would be perfectly suited for a home theater setup while it might not be the most cheerful area for a playroom. Have a look at our gallery page for a few ideas.
Looking at your basement right now you may think, “It’s just a basement, I can never turn this into a comfortable room”. If you just aren’t getting ideas for your basement remodel that appeal to you call House of Kartheiser, LLC. When your home was being designed, chances are that there were few if any heat registers or air conditioning vents installed in the basement, if any at all. These of course are necessities if you plan on converting your basement into living space. When you plan your project make sure you consider adding the proper air circulation to maintain comfort. While you’re doing that don’t forget to add carbon monoxide and smoke detectors too.
Now that you’ve covered water and air circulation, it’s time to think about the amount of natural light available to you. Basements generally leave a lot to be desired so you may want to add more. Enlarging windows will let more light shine through and it will serve as an additional escape route in case of an emergency. House of Kartheiser uses a combination of some of the most sophisticated 3D rendering software tools to date, Google Sketchup pro, Cinema 4D, and VRay to give the realistic photo rendering.
Creating a nice living space is not as hard as you think. Go downstairs now and take a look around. See what your imagination reveals about your new living space or click here to get some ideas.
If you are looking for a contractor for a basement remodel, please call us today at 630-742-4836 or complete our contact form.