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What to Do Before a Basement Remodel

27 May

There are a myriad of design possibilities to consider when transforming your basement into an ideal living space. However, before you kick start the actual renovation, there are a few things that you need to accomplish.

1. Check for moisture and mold. Moisture and mold can cause permanent damage to your basement. Call contractors to thoroughly inspect and clean-up the area to ensure that it is a safe, dry, and healthy environment.

2. Determine your available financing. A trusted contractor will give you a detailed estimate and keep track of the expenses and the materials that you’ll need to complete the project. He can make sure that you don’t overspend and the project is completed within your available means.

3. Plan out the renovation. List down specific requirements before starting the construction. What do you need exactly in terms of lighting, ventilation, plumbing and other factors?

4. See to it that all the inspections are conducted and all the permits are secured. You want to ensure that your home remodeling project doesn’t violate any policies.

Quality basement remodeling can only be guaranteed by reputable contractors. As a homeowner, you have to be particular about who you hire to work on your project. While excellent workmanship is a top priority, it is most important that your basement is built to adapt to your personal preferences and lifestyle needs.

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