Your home’s basement is one of the more forgettable parts of your home, and while it’s simply another storage space for many people, a finished basement can actually add a lot of home value to your property. Before you start remodeling your basement though, there are a few things to keep in mind; Handyman Connection of Boise lists four.
1. Address Water Issues First
Before anything else, you’ll want to make sure your basement is dry. Check for any water issues in your basement that may be due to faulty pipes and leaks, and make sure you have these looked at first. Failure to address water issues in your basement will make it damp and increase the risk of moisture damage as well as flooding.
2. Add a Vapor Barrier
After you take care of the pressing water issues in your basement, we recommend you have us install a vapor barrier. Your basement is a naturally damp space, which means moisture will still develop regardless. By adding a vapor barrier to both the walls and floors, you bolster your basement’s defenses and make it a more comfortable place to be in.
3. Insulation is Important
Whether you’re turning your basement into a crash pad or a storage space, it pays to add some “natural” insulating to keep out the cold and the warmth in. Not only does insulation help regulate the temperature inside your basement, but it also serves as another layer of moisture control and even acts as a sound barrier.
4. Keep the Basement Tidy
Whether it’s a storage space or the area your new HVAC system will be installed, it’s important to keep your basement tidy and free from clutter. Since your basement has no “natural” way to ventilate apart from small windows or door entries, dust and dirt will collect easily. Reduce the amount of clutter and keep only the essential furniture and items in your basement.
Let Handyman Connection of Boise assist you in remodeling your basement. Fill out our form or give us a call at (208) 901-3999 for more information on our services.