A finished basement is a great way to get more square footage out of your home. Especially if you are spending a lot of time indoors, as we all are these days, consider basement finishing to enhance your home and give yourself and your family more room to spread out and engage in activities.
While basement finishing may seem like a daunting project, it doesn’t need to break the bank. Because the basement is an area that not everyone will see, it can be tailored to your specific preferences and needs without too much attention to cosmetic details. Read on for tips to finish your basement on a budget.
Go Part Way
If it feels too intimidating to take on an entire basement finishing project, you can opt to finish part of the basement and leave part of it unfinished. By carving out an area to finish, you can customize the amount of space that you work on. Depending on how much space you want and need, you can make a decision that works best for you. Finishing only part of a basement will cut down on the overall cost and allow you to only take on what you can afford to do.
Keep Out Moisture
Out of all of the areas in your house, the basement is the one that’s most prone to moisture. And moisture is bad news. That’s because it can cause mold and mildew that can cause respiratory issues and even trigger conditions like asthma. In order to keep out moisture, be sure to seal all areas that may be leaking or insecure. If your basement is prone to taking on water, make sure that any areas of water entry are reinforced before you begin your basement finishing. Otherwise, your finished basement is vulnerable to being ruined by water damage.
Purify the Air
Prevention is key when it comes to sticking to a budget. Preventing additional costs is of the utmost importance. Just the same way that you should make sure to keep out moisture, you should also be sure that the air is purified. Otherwise, your basement finishing project will be unable to be enjoyed. Invest in an air purifier for your space to keep it comfortable and clean.
Invest in a Professional
While paying for a professional contractor may sound counterintuitive when it comes to maintaining a budget, it’s actually the best way to make sure you don’t spend more money than you can afford. When you’re ready to take on your basement finishing project, contact someone with experience and expertise. Otherwise, you may find that you spend more money in the long run trying to fix mistakes that wouldn’t be made in the first place if the project were handled by a professional.
Get an Estimate!
For the best possible outcome for your basement finishing, contact us. At Total Home Remodeling, we have the experience and expertise to do the job right the first time. Contact us by clicking here for a free quote. We look forward to hearing from you!