Make the most of the space in your house and invest in your basement. If you have an unfinished basement or one that just looks dingy and uninviting having your basement upgraded by a professional contractor could open the door to a new favorite spot in your house. Are you in need of a quiet place for your office?
Wish you had your own personal “man cave” to relax in. With a hot St. Louis Missouri
summer on its way maybe you just want a place to cool off. Whatever your thoughts, Promax Contracting can make your dreams a reality.
Ideas for Basement Finishing
It’s possible that your lower level space is large enough to configure for multiple rooms, but you’ll have to consult with a basement design expert to be sure. Consider some of the following ideas for your next basement remodeling
- Children’s playroom
- Family room
- Wine cellar
- Game and billiard room
- Adding a home gym
- Home theater
- Lounge area
- Personal office
- Bar or second kitchen
- Rental unit or guest room
- Music production studio
- Craft room
does more than add to the usable living space in your home; it increases the overall value. When compared to adding onto the main level of your house, the square footage price of installing an addition, finishing an existing basement is usually cheaper.
It is important to note that basements
pose challenges that are unique to this area of the house. It is best to consult with a professional to be sure you are correctly addressing all of these concerns. Let’s look at some issues your basement re-modeler will discuss with you.
The hot and humid summers of St. Louis Missouri
bring about a common concern for basements waterproofing
. It’s also important to know the type of walls you have, whether poured or cement block concrete, and any moisture problems associated with them. Have a professional contractor check your basement prior to building and confirm that your basement
is suited for finishings. You should also update your sump pump to a newer model with a battery backup system. This is essential for finished basements, as you do not want to worry about flooding your new investment in the event of a power outage. It should be located in a place with easy access.
Along the same lines, location is critical for sewage pipes and water pipes. These pipes will occasionally need to be accessed, so be sure they are installed with that in mind. Concerning your utilities, many people like to wall off an unfinished room for the utility room. If your current furnace needs to be moved or replaced, be sure to allow for that in your budget.
A professional contractor will also help you figure out where your duct work and water pipes need to be installed based off of the height of your ceiling. For this reason, many contractors discourage plaster ceilings in basements. The traditional acoustical tile ceilings allow for easy access to pipes, ducts, and electrical wiring.
Perhaps it’s hard to imagine that dreary, dark space as being your family’s next hangout, but have an experienced Promax contractor can evaluate your basement remodeling
possibilities today. Contact us at (317) 770-0700
and start building your own personal getaway, that’s just a few steps away. Promax Contracting specializes in basement finishing
, kitchen remodeling
, bathroom remodeling
, siding installation
and decks in the greater St Louis