The difference between an unfinished and finished basement can be the difference between a dungeon where no one dares tread and a palace! We know it’s not always this black and white, and not every unfinished basement is unbearable, but by remodeling your basement, you can create a designer space you've always dreamed of having and never want to leave! Here are several excellent reasons to finish your basement.
There are many ways to remodel your basement, and much of it depends on your personal preferences and needs. You may look at the list below and think you want every single one of these rooms in your new basement. In reality, you need to take a look at your budget and plan accordingly. Decide what your priorities are, what would be most useful for your family, and what you can afford. Plan correctly, and you could have an amazing new basement that all your friends will envy.
Is your basement currently full of storage boxes and unfinished walls, floors, and ceilings? Is it an eyesore rather than a spot in the house where people can comfortably congregate? That remodeling project you’ve been planning to finish for years keeps getting pushed off until later. Well, here are some tips to get you moving onto the first stage of the journey to turning your unattractive, dark, cold basement into an inviting living space.
As the snow melts and the rains begin, many Iowans find themselves battling water in their basements. In fact, the American Society of Home Inspectors estimates that basement moisture is a problem for 60% of homeowners. A wet basement can lead to a host of other problems, including rot, mold, damage to flooring, furniture, and other items in the basement, and attraction of pests such as termites and carpenter ants. Consequently, the least costly way to deal with basement moisture is to do it promptly and thoroughly.