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5 Quick Basement Renovation Tips

5 Quick Basement Renovation Tips 

The basement is usually taken for granted but we think that it’s a space that can maximize the value of your home. It can also be used in so many ways especially if your family is expanding. 

To add to that, having a basement can also be beneficial when used as protection from storms. With that being said, we’re here to make sure that your basement renovation is a success. 

Here are some quick tips when remodeling or renovating your basement before you contact your contractors, carpenters, and home builders

1. Pay attention to your staircase.

Pay attention to your staircase

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When you’re doing basement renovations, make sure your stairs meet the code and look presentable. You can discuss your plans with a building inspector or other professionals like architects and interior designers so you can design a staircase that works well with all your other plans for your basement. 

2. Consider your windows and doors. 

You might need to enlarge your windows and add exterior doors. The resulting natural light and ventilation will really improve your basement. 

You can contact window installers, window treatments contractors, and window replacement providers who’ll make installing windows easy and convenient. You can even experiment with window blinds if you like. 

3. Choose great flooring.

Choose great flooring

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If your floor is concrete, it accepts a lot of common flooring choices such as vinyl, tile, or carpet. A good thing to consider is what you and your family will use your basement for. 

This will give you a good idea on what kind of flooring will work best for your needs. 

4. Think about storage. 

Include storage in your plans for things you’ll need but don’t want to display. Consider a way to make the most of your basement’s space and plan for well-designed storage for garden equipment, winter clothes, decorations, and other things. 

It’s a good thing there are professionals who can make custom cabinets for you. 

5. Good lighting works wonders.

Good lighting works wonders

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Having a good lighting plan can change the atmosphere of your basement. You can add accent lighting, recessed lights, track lights, and pendants depending on the design of your basement and how you will use it. 

You can also use table lamps and floor lamps for a cheaper yet effective way to get some light in your basement. 

Those are our tips for an effective remodeling of your basement. Did we miss out on any good tips? 

Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you. 

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