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Durable and Beautiful - Remodeling a Basement
Dark, dingy, unpleasant, unwelcoming - this is the most common thoughts we get when we mention the basement. However remodeling a basement is easy to change the look and feel of basement even with just simple and affordable procedures.
Remodeling a basement can instantly add value and new interest to your home. Yet before furnishing it as a new space, the basement needs first to be free of the maze of pipes and duct in that drab area of your home. Especially if you're planning to install an additional bathroom or a wet bar, the plumbing and patching should be the prime consideration. The pipes need to be installed underneath the cement floor. All cracks on the floor and walls also need a clean patching. If you plan to do it yourself, just use a polyurethane sealant which will produce a long-lasting seal for all cracks in the foundation, or, you can hire a professional if you need help with this part. Next in remodeling a basement is the electrical system. Make sure to install sufficient electrical outlets and even telephone lines and cable line to accommodate the appliances you want to bring in to the basement especially if you plan to turn it into an extended living of work space. For the ceiling, it is recommended to use safe acoustical tiles. These will open up access to other utilities in rest of the house while also giving an added aesthetic appeal. For the walls though, make use of the dry-walling method. This will easily give you a covered and smoothed out surface of cement walls. Securely place and bond cement blocks, and then adhere baseboards and wainscoting with premium polyurethane construction adhesive over the wall to add a durable protection from dents and scratches and a decorative wall finish accent. For the windows, try glass blocks for security, natural light, and beauty. And finally, the basement flooring; remodeling a basement flooring should first consider that it should as warm and dry as possible. Since the basement flooring is directly in contact with the ground, you would need to install a sub-floor in between the laid concrete floor and its surface. This will also give you a secure and smooth surface for most any flooring or carpeting choice.
So that's all there is in remodeling a basement. Dress it up and beautify. Set a new foundation for an entertainment room, home theater, children's room, additional kitchen, bath or bedroom, home office, game hall, even bar. Turn that drab space into a fab!