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Are You Thinking of Basement Remodelling?
A vast number of individuals are searching for ways to change their current abode. This will not only improve the aesthetics of the place in which they live but often add value to the property too. Very few people have the level of money it takes to build an extension or a loft conversion. Thus many people are now looking to basement remodeling ideas as a great alternative. This can be a fantastic addition to your home.
If you put in a new basement, it should be fairly inexpensive when compared to other rooms in your home. Even with this in mind you should still have a budget in mind before you begin the work. This is true of any renovations that you plan to do to your home. If you do not carry out your research before you start the work, the cost can easily spiral out of control. This could be devastating financially to you and your family.
Some studies that have been recently carried out have shown that the average new basement, without a bathroom, will cost around $138 per square foot. This is amazing value when you consider that if you were to look at building a whole new extension the cost would be more like $250 per square foot. Therefore looking at basement remodeling ideas instead of extensions can easily save you $1000`s.
Much of the work involved is relatively simple and can be carried out by yourself even if you only have limited building experience. If you have none though it is best to bring in a professional.
We have finally arrived at the planning stage of remodeling your basement. By now you have should have a basic idea on how much room you will have to work with and a general idea of what you wish to accomplish with your space. You also should have solved any water,mold,and radon issues before going any farther. Now lets talk about where you can go from here.
There are many options for your basement space from a new media room to a rental apartment. This will all depend on your desires and the funds you have to work with. For the purposes of our article we will go with a apartment style layout to cover all installations from the kitchen to the bathroom.
Hopefully your water heater,electrical panel, and furnace are all located closely enough to be separated into one separate room. If so then you are one lucky homeowner. For the rest of us with major separations between all of our "utilities" we need to plan for access and ways to hide them from the start. Generally speaking most people will design a layout that allows them to put each of these in a closet in their addition. Make sure when laying out your closet you have enough room to get to anything you may need to access at any point down the line.
If you find you do not have the space or desire to go with multiple closets the next option is moving your water heater. You can move any of the above mentioned utilities but the water heater will be the least costly in the majority of cases. You may find that in the case of a natural gas water heater you will not be able to move it where you would like due to venting issues. Have a certified plumber come in and assess the area and feasibility before designing or moving on with your remodel.
Next you will need to design the layout of your bathrooms and kitchen. Do not forget to take the extra height of your future subfloor into account. This can add two to four inches in height and severely complicate installations later if not planned for. Also to be remembered is the ceiling height from the lowest hanging object in the room. Once you have factored these in layout your cabinets and plumbing designs.
Now that you have these laid out bring in a plumber to help with the design of your system. In a basement problems with wastewater disposal may arise if your existing sewer system is higher then your basement floor level. If this is the case you will need the plumbers expertise in designing a new system or retrofitting a pump to your basement addition plumbing
That is all for layout and design in this part of my series. Next up we will continue on with electrical layout and lighting choices.