Tips for Remodeling Your Basement

Tips for Remodeling Your Basement Jim Amos Contracting

Before remodeling your basement with Jim Amos Contracting, consider the following design tips.

Remodeling your basement can be a fantastic way to maximize your existing space without adding any square footage. This home improvement project can improve your home’s luxury or simply add more functional living space. No matter what you need, finishing your basement lets you explore your options. Before remodeling your basement with Jim Amos Contracting, consider the following design tips. You can call the Jim Amos Contracting team when you are ready to implement your plans. 

Consider How You Want to Use the Space

Knowing how you want to use the finished basement will help you decide on the final layout. Be aware of how much space you have to work with. It can be especially helpful to have your contractor measure your basement and inform you of local building codes to ensure it can be turned into another living area. 

Take Care of Any Dampness

If your basement is wet or has issues with dampness, fix these issues first before undertaking your home renovation project. Failing to address these problems before your remodel will lead to significant issues, including mold and rot. 

Upgrade the Staircase

First, your basement staircase must meet code requirements. Once that is resolved, you will want to consider the staircase design. How does your staircase fit into your new basement design? For example, unfinished wooden steps may be fine for a rustic look, but if you are going for a modern aesthetic, they will not fit. It is essential to consider every detail when remodeling your basement.

Plan for Basement Windows and Doors

Adding or enlarging your existing basement windows can let in more natural light and help your basement feel like any other room. If you plan to incorporate more basement windows, you will want to consult your Jim Amos Contracting team to find the best solutions for your space. We can help you determine the best window size, style, and accessories. 

Include an Egress Window

Finished basements are required to have an egress window. This window is designed to be large enough for exit or entry in the case of a fire or other emergency. If you plan to convert your basement into a spare bedroom or in-law suite, you must have an egress window for the bedroom to be up to code. 

Consider How You Want to Finish the Basement Walls and Ceiling

Finally, when remodeling your basement, you must consider every detail of your new design. This includes things you may often overlook, including the walls and ceiling. You may decide to finish the walls of your basement, in which case you may cover the concrete with drywall, plywood, or paint. For the ceiling, if you have exposed ductwork and pipes, you can cover those with drywall or paneling. You may also install a drop ceiling to give your basement an “upper level” feel. 

When you work with trustworthy contractors at Jim Amos Contracting, you can remodel a basement that will serve your family well for years. 

For All of Your Contracting Needs, Call Jim Amos Contracting

Jim Amos Contracting has been serving the Anne Arundel County area for over 45 years. We apply our years of experience and expertise to every single job we do. We provide almost any home improvement service you can think of, from handyman services to complex home additions. Our business was built on our many return customers and their referrals, so we strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We will get every job done right the first time, on time and on budget. Give us a call at (410)-349-1700 or contact us through our website today. Jim Amos Contracting is looking forward to the chance to become your new favorite contractor!

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