Finishing your basement is one of the best projects you can do for your home. It has a fantastic return on investment and adds major square footage to your home. If you are ready for the radical renovation that a finished basement will give your family, here is what you need to know about the process of finishing the basement.
Make Sure You Can
It sounds silly, but the first thing that you need to do before finishing your basement is making sure that it can be finished. Work with the professionals at Cypress Construction to make sure that your basement has a high enough ceiling height, that the foundation doesn’t leak, and that there are not any major code violations. Some minor issues can be fixed, but bigger problems might mean that your basement is not a candidate for renovation.
Waterproofing is Key
Transitioning from a traditional basement to a finished basement means that you need to protect the space even more than you currently do. Any water issues, like flooding or leaking, need to be fixed long before you are putting down carpet! An interior drain tile system can keep water out and prevent any flooding. The money that you invest in waterproofing is a critical step of the renovation process, so don’t skimp here or you will wish you hadn’t in a few years.
Think About the Temperature
Is your basement insulated? If not, finishing the basement is the perfect time to add some insulation. You’ll get to enjoy whole-home cost savings, even in colder climates and during the winter. Insulation is great at sealing small gaps and preventing warm air from leaking out and cold air from entering in. If you are interested in making your home more energy efficient, spray foam insulation is the best tool for the job. Cypress Construction can add additional insulation anywhere in your home during the renovation process.
Finish Your Basement with Cypress Construction
Cypress Construction is a one-stop remodeling shop for homeowners throughout the DC metropolitan area. Our core values are top-notch cleanliness, honesty, professionalism and teamwork, and they keep all of our project finishing on time, We are dedicate to keeping all of our customers happy and satisfied with their final product. For more information on getting your kitchen or bathroom remodeled, give us a call at 410-517-9345 or visit us online, For more interesting article and tips, follow us on Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.