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Basement Remodel: Cost Vs. Value Comparison

We all know that basement remodel is one of the last types of home remodeling you may consider - but it appears that each one of us wants their basements organized. The good thing is that a renovation project like this won't cost you much - once you know the real value of it.

So, how do you make an effective basement remodel?

First, you should make sure that everything is dry and well isolated before beginning the planning process. For example, there may be a pool of water or drips that are coming in through the below-grade walls. Check if the ground is graded away from your foundation.

It's simple - start with your walls and ceilings which need to be painted drywall throughout. Make sure that your exterior walls are insulated and painted with trim throughout. There should be five six-panel factory doors with passage locksets and electrical wires that will serve as the backbone of your wiring.

Even after taking care of your moisture issues, your basement remodel can become a damp place. To prevent that, you will need to add a vapor barrier to both your walls and floors prior to framing and finishing off the surfaces. Just make sure to leave them or a day or two and check underneath to see how much moisture is coming through before continuing.

Insulation is the next step that will not only help you control the temperature inside your basement but also add another layer of moisture control. Every basement remodel in Fairfield has to count insulation in - one that includes a vapor barrier on both sides or a spray foam insulation.

Once you are done with that, you may consider investing in a drop ceiling which offers a way to conceal and provide access to electrical and plumbing lines. The truth is, drop ceilings are a perfect fit for basement remodel projects - plus, they can make your basement look like an office and provide great lighting.

Speaking of lighting, recessed lighting in a basement remodel seems to be the most common choice. IT doesn't take up valuable overhead space and is easy to install with a drop ceiling. Last but not the least - add some warmth to your baseboards and install heating vents at floor level.

So, how do you make your basement renovation perfect?

Plan carefully and make the most on each of these points!

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