Southern Interiors

Basement Remodeling

Southern Interiors

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Basements can be daunting spaces for remodeling. Cluttered, dark and chilly, basements often convince homeowners to turn their attention to other projects around the house. But basements do not have to stay that way. They can be remodeled and finished so that they not only blend in with the rest of the house, but also become a beautiful and valuable part of the property. Remodeling your unused basement space is a great way to increase the value of your home while expanding your living space.

Unused basements are not just for storage and laundry. These days, families are turning basements into everything from guest rooms to offices, rentable garden apartments to exclusive recreation rooms. More and more homeowners are maximizing their spaces to make everything a more useful and cozy space.

If you have an unoccupied basement, it’s ideal for casual social activities for the whole family or just the kids. It’s the perfect place for the big screen TV, pool table and to store board games and craft supplies. Make this room inviting by furnishing and decorating it like any other room upstairs. Choose comfortable furniture that can be easily rearranged to make room for a few people or a large group. You can incorporate sound systems, internet connections and good lighting to make the basement functional.

Renovating your basement is not just as easy as renovating other parts of the house. If you want to turn the unused space into something useful and beautiful, there are other things you need to consider. Some of the things you should consider are the following:

1. Water/moisture management.
Since most basements are built on a concrete slab that sits directly on dirt, moisture seeps out of the ground and penetrates through the porous concrete. This can cause anything from light moisture in the air to inch-deep puddles. And if you have a crack in the wall or a weak seal around an exterior window or door, those are potential problems. Basement finishing is all about moisture. If you can get moisture under control, you can build virtually anything in the basement.
2. Strength of the basement
Before you begin any remodeling project, carefully examine every inch of your basement. Remember that this is the foundation of your home, and some basements were not originally built as a functional living space. Look for cracks in the walls and floors, puddling and slow leaks, sagging ceilings, and suspicious plumbing or electrical problems.
3. Purpose of the basement renovation.

There are all sorts of things you can do to your basement. But there’s often a difference between what would look nice in a space and its most practical function. Because of their unique nature, basements are not suitable for every purpose. Basements tend to be cold, dark and isolated. These confined spaces are ideal for uses that do not require a lot of light. Home theaters rely on low lighting and muted acoustics for better performance. Gyms and yoga rooms work well in basements. Or it could be a personal office space. Thinking ahead about what you want to do with your basement can save you a lot of time and money. Plus, making each of your steps efficient and purposeful is a smart move.

Planning and renovating a basement is not as easy as ABC, because there are a lot of things to consider before you can turn your unused basement into a comfortable and functional space for the whole family. If you are serious about renovating your basement, it is better to think long term and save enough money to get the most out of your basement. When it comes to remodeling your basement, it is a wise decision to let a professional do the project instead of experimenting and risking losing money, effort and time to start all over again.

Southern Interiors is an expert in the field of home services and remodeling. Our staff are experts in the field and understand that each project has different and unique requirements. That’s why they take the time to listen to your ideas before making suggestions. We have a team of professional designers, installers and fabricators who are dedicated to providing the best services at the most affordable prices. Already have an idea of what you want to do with your basement? Give our expert designers a call and let us help you bring your ideas to life! You can reach us at (501) 817-7716, or visit our showroom at 8723 Warden Road, Sherwood AR 72120 to speak with our designers in person.