The Do’s and Don’t of Finishing Your Basement

An open concept is great for a finished basement, but be careful not to overcrowd the space!

If  you want to really finish up your dream house, you are going to have to finish your basement eventually. By finishing your basement, you can add an entire level of entertainment space or transform it into whatever you want! A home theater? Sure. An extra bedroom? Check! A finished basement provides you and your family with endless possibilities and extends the footprint of your home, which adds even more resale value to it. If you are planning on finishing your basement but are not quite sure where to begin, this article can help guide you in the right direction. Keep reading to learn the do’s and don’t’s of finishing your basement!

Consider Practicality

When finishing a basement, many people get too eager thinking about all of the extra recreational space they can create. When going into a big project like this, however, it is very important to consider utility first and foremost. Ask yourself if you will need the space for storage, laundry, a home office, or a combination of all of these. Ensure that your design for your basement enhances the functionality of the space instead of taking away from it.

When practically finishing a basement, it is vital to keep a few things in mind. First, wall off any areas that need extra privacy. Leave the area around your water heater unfinished in case it leaks. Finally, keep your plumbing in place where it is to cut down on costs. Moving plumbing can be super expensive. If you keep these few items in mind, then feel free to go nuts with the design and aesthetic of the space.

Open Concept

Open concept spaces are very trendy and stylish right now, but it is especially important to keep this design at the front of your mind when finishing your basement. An open concept allows for you to keep the basement from feeling stuffy due to a lack of windows or low ceilings. Do this by creating distinct groupings based on how you want to best utilize the space, then ground the spaces with individual light fixtures. Finish things off with a simple area rug. Be sure that you leave enough negative space in the room to ensure there is enough floor space to walk around on, but also so your design does not become too visually overwhelming.

Call Cypress Construction Today for Your Basement Remodel!

Whether you are ready to jump into finishing your basement or you still have some more questions, Cypress Construction is here to help. Cypress Construction is a remodeling shop for homeowners throughout the DC metropolitan area and beyond. We are dedicated to keeping our customers happy with our cleanliness, honesty, and professionalism. For more information on getting your basement remodeled, give us a call at 410-517-9345 or visit us online. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.


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