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Finishing Your Basement In Four Steps
Make sure the area is Dry and waterproof
The worst place to hang out is a damp and drippy basement. Inspect your basement first to be sure there are no obvious pools of water or leaks. A few more tests include:
Planning your space
Your basement needs the right balance of natural light and darkness for the entertainment space. A lounge should have sunshine, but a TV room should be dark for best viewing.
Special rules for basements
With all the extra moisture, coolness and heavy-duty structure in your basement, the same rules aren't going to apply below ground as they do above when beefing up the walls. Take note of the following guidelines — and make sure your contractor knows the rules, too:
Decorating the results
Once all the behind-the-scenes work is done, the fun part can begin: the interior! Here are some recommendations for a beautiful basement:
Leave the space around your HVAC unit and water heaters unfinished so that it follows code. Plan on two to three feet around the equipment for the people who will be inspecting and repairing it.
Once you've finished your basement, you'll feel like you won a marathon. Now you can fill it with your guests, kids and pets — if you allow them in your nice, new area!
If you are in the need of an experienced, full time agent, then give me a call to discuss your Real Estate needs.
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