Basement Remodeling Kennesaw GA
A fully finished basement or new addition is attractive to potential home buyers and may significantly increase your home value.
Basements generally have low ceilings and few windows and they are often the utility hub of a household. These factors provide a unique challenge to making a basement livable.
Some things to consider are as follows:
Moisture Free Basement
A basement must be adequately moisture free before remodeling because water can cause mold, mildew and damage to carpets and furniture. Money and energy spent on a remodeling project will be wasted if the basement is too damp.
Canister or recessed lighting is popular for basements because it does not interfere with the already low headroom. Track lighting is another way to illuminate a basement while avoiding a single, low-handing light.
Climate and Ventilation
Proper heating, air conditioning and ventilation are essential. In some cases, a homeowner’s existing furnace and air conditioning system can meet heating and air requirements. In other cases, a dedicated heating and air unit may be required for the space.
Support structures could disrupt the new space by creating unnecessary obstacles. Removing or relocating steel beams and posts is a difficult and often impossible undertaking. An easy way to incorporate these structures is to try hiding the supports within new walls. Unsightly structures can also be disguised with architectural elements.
Meters, electrical panels, ducts, pipes, wires and other utility hubs still need to be accessed. Installing a drop ceiling creates a functional way to retain access to pipes and ducts. If a hard ceiling is installed, avoid blocking off access to valves and electrical panels. If walls cover essential points of access, be sure to include doors or removable panels in those sections.
Contact Haileys Home Services today at 770.367.8768 for a free estimate on basement remodeling Kennesaw GA customers.