Want to increase your home’s living space without building an addition? Finishing the basement is a great place to start. While this task may seem daunting, the team at Tom’s Best Quality Remodeling can transform your gloomy dungeon into a cozy, inviting living space. If you’re considering a basement remodel, there are 7 primary factors to consider before taking the plunge.

Basement Remodeling

1. Moisture Issues

If moisture is a significant problem in your basement, you may have to put the brakes on your remodeling plans. Minor water issues can be addressed by sealing cracks and using waterproofing paint. If, however, your basement consistently experiences flooding or pooling water, you may need to look into expensive basement waterproofing services before the remodel.

2. Intended Use

Basements tend to be cool and poorly lit, and have low ceilings. These factors may significantly impact how you can best use the space. A basement with low ceilings, for example, does not make a great space for a home gym. Dark basements, though, make a great place for a home theater. Similarly, with the addition of some good lighting, a basement might make the perfect space for a quiet home office. 

3. Installing Walls

To make your basement functional, you will need to install walls. Walls create space for installing insulation, electrical wiring, and outlets, not to mention improving the look of the room. If you choose to section off new rooms, our design team will help you decide on the layout of your basement.

4. Electrical System

Older homes often have old electrical wiring. For homes with old breakers and wiring, it may be necessary to install a new system in order to meet code. Similarly, you will need to install appropriately spaced electrical outlets to comply with code. 

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For more information about our basement refinishing services, contact Tom’s Best in Hoffman Estates, IL, at (847) 202-6465. Our design team will work with you to create the perfect space for your needs. In addition to basement remodeling, we also provide kitchen and bathroom remodeling services to the greater Schaumburg area. Take the first step in the remodeling process today by requesting a free consultation online!