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Factors to Consider When Renovating Your Basement

Basements can be multi-purpose spaces that add value to your home. Renovating your basement can be a great way to add extra living space, storage, and value to your home. While there are many different ways to renovate a basement, there are some common mistakes that people make which can cause the project to fail. This article will discuss some of the most common mistakes people make when renovating their basements, as well as how you can avoid them. We’ll also provide tips for ensuring a successful basement renovation project in Portland.

Determine the Right Time for Renovations

First, it’s important to determine the best time for your multi room renovations project. It can be tempting to try and do a project during the summer. However, summer tends to be the busiest time for contractors and home improvement professionals. According to Houzz, home professionals see a 58% increase in project leads during the month of June. Consider planning your renovation during the fall or winter, when they may have more availability. If you want to have a timely project, it may be beneficial to choose an off-season to renovate your basement. Basements are also indoor projects which are ideal for remodelers to tackle during colder weather.

Determine the Purpose of the Space

Planning a successful renovation starts with determining the purpose of the space and how it will fit into your overall plan for your Portland home. This plan includes considering factors like layout, lighting, insulation, flooring options, and any necessary permits or code requirements. Some popular basement renovation ideas include creating a multi-functional family room, adding an extra bedroom or bathroom, building a home gym or entertainment space, or even converting the space into a rental unit. Whatever the use, your design build remodeling partner can assist in creating the ideal layout for your needs.

Properly Plan

Common mistakes people make during multi room renovations in the basement include not properly planning for insulation and waterproofing, neglecting to obtain necessary permits or failing to adhere to building codes, not properly planning for lighting and electrical needs, and not budgeting enough for the project. These mistakes can result in costly delays and costly repairs. Here again, partnering with a reputable design build remodeling firm will pay dividends by ensuring a successful outcome for your basement remodeling project.

By taking these steps, you can create a multi-purpose space that adds value to your Portland home. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today. We’d love to talk about your project and start planning your dream basement renovation.