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Tips for a Successful Finished Basement Remodel


Having a basement remodel done is a great way to maximize the space available in your home without having to add square footage through a home addition. Regardless of whether you want to transform your basement into a home theater or something else more luxurious, a basement remodel will create more living space for you and your family. At Executive Remodeling, we have all of your basement remodeling needs covered from start to finish in the Twin Cities’ area. We serve the Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edina, and Plymouth areas.

Some of the things to accomplish in order to help ensure a successful finished basement remodel include:

Solve Any Dampness Issues

If you have dampness in your basement of any nature, it is important to get these issues solved before embarking upon a basement remodel. Failure to do so, could allow problems such as mold and rot to develop and increase, which is not what you want in your new living space.

Determine How You Want to Use the Space

Knowing the purpose, you want your finished basement to fulfill is important in deciding its ultimate layout. Know how much space you are working with before you finalize plans for your space. Also, make sure your contractor does due diligence in performing measurements and any other evaluations and is following local building codes to determine if your space can be changed into another type of living area.

Plan for Doors and Windows

Enlarging existing windows or adding new windows to your basement can allow more light in, making it feel more like a warm living space, rather than a cold basement. If you intend to add more windows, consult with your basement remodeling contractor to find the ideal solutions for the space available.

Determine How You Want to Finish the Ceiling and Walls

When it comes to finishing the ceiling and walls of your basement, there are various options available. You can choose to conceal pipes and ductwork with paneling or drywall. Or, you can have a drop ceiling installed. In finishing the walls of your basement, you have various options, including covering the concrete with plywood, drywall, or paint.

For information about the basement remodeling services we are able to provide for your home in the Twin Cities’ area, give us a call today at (612) 333-5577 or reach us through our contact form.


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