For most people, their basement is a room that is used for spare storage and essential equipment such as a furnace and HVAC systems. Although this is the case, it doesn’t need to be this way. If you are like most people, you have probably wondered what it would be like to have a finished basement, or at least what it would be like if you were to do a little bit of renovation in your basement space. A renovation however can be an arduous and potentially costly venture, so here are some tips that should help you save time and money on your basement renovations.
The flooring is usually the first thing that is renovated when people finish their basement. Most people do not prefer to have the standard, cold concrete floor that basements typically have, so installing new flooring is an important part of the renovation process. You should install flooring that is appealing and stylish, but you shouldn’t install carpeting in case your basement floods. A good choice for flooring in a stylish and personalized basement is some custom ceramic tiles that can really tie the room together.
Just like the floor, the walls are usually about as standard as they come. To make your basement walls look a little more appealing, you should find what kind of walling will work for your renovation plan. You can install drywall or put up wall paneling, either way, you should be sure that the way it looks fits in with the rest of the amenities in the basement, especially the floor. If you don’t want to install entirely new walls, you could simply just paint your existing walls to make them look better and fit more into a finished basement space.
As long as you create a good plan for your renovations, your finished basement project should go off without a hitch!