Basement remodeling is a time consuming job. However, it is a highly rewarding job. At the end, you have taken a large, generally open room, and made it into something that serves your purpose. Here are a few quick, but important, tips on basement remodeling:
First, remember your purpose. Whatever you are doing in the basement, remember why you are doing it. If you are creating a play space, remember that you need carpet, or some other sort of flooring. But if you are creating an art room, or an all-purpose storage and cleaning room, then concrete is fine. Let the purpose of the remodel guide your decisions.
Second, remember to get permits. Some people think that basement remodeling doesn’t need permits. However, some basement remodels, especially if you have to bring in equipment or do something with the concrete, do need permits. Be sure to check with your local permit office.
Lastly, remember that the basement is the source of a lot of plumbing and electrical issues. There is generally a water heater in the basement – which means you need to identify and work around the pipes. There are also major electrical junctions, like a fuse box, in the basement which means you need to be careful of electrical wires. It would be a bad omen to start a project by causing a flood.
Whatever you are doing in your basement, remember that the end result is going to be worth it, you just need to stick it out and make a finished project.