Basement and Attic Remodeling
in Hope Mills NC
Craftsman Direct can do just about any basement remodeling from a basic paint job, to laying new flooring, adding a bathroom, tub or shower replacement, or a complete makeover of your unfinished space.
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Article on Basement Remodeling
Originally posted on the Winston-Salem Handyman Blog
Things to Consider when Beginning a Basement or Attic Remodel Project
If you are planning to refinish a portion of your home, whether an unfinished attic renovation or a basement remodel, you are probably excited about the additional space you will gain. A basement remodel can give you a fun family room or even a man cave. An attic renovation will free up new storage space or even create a new bedroom. Whether you are doing the refinishing on your own or you are hiring a handyman contractor to help, take a few things into consideration before you start your project.
There are two basic types of basements.
Older homes typically have basements that were never intended for a living space. Newer home have basements that can double as an additional room. If you have an older home, your basement remodel may simply be making the area safe to use as a gym, laundry room or storage.
Get to know your basement before starting any project. Take note of the layout and any areas of the walls, floor or ceiling that may need repair. Look for an HVAC system and plumbing - how difficult will it be to get air/heat to the space? or to plumb a bathroom? Figure out if the furnace is going to be in the way of the refinishing.
What kind of room do you want?
You need a solid idea and plan of what you want to create during your basement remodel or attic renovation before you get started. The last thing you want to do is get midway through your refinishing project and decide you are not happy or cannot complete the type of remodel you started. Think about your lifestyle. Do you need space to work from home? Do your kids need a large play area? Would your family love a quiet library for reading and studying?
Plan to create an open, bright area despite the type of room you are installing. Whether you want the attic renovation to result in a bedroom or the basement remodel to end up as a pool room, you will need plenty of light. Attics and basements do not have a lot of natural light, so you will want as much open, bright space as possible. Instead of creating multiple rooms, aim for one large, open area.
Keep your Remodeling Budget in Mind.
An attic renovation or basement refinishing project does not have to cost half of your retirement account! You may be dreaming of a beautiful bar with a working tap or a high-tech entertainment room, but your budget will need to lead you in what type of room you select. A bathroom will cost more than a play room - obviously. There are easy ways to cut costs, too, without having to give up your pool table or widescreen TV. Use paneling on your walls, which will eliminate the need for drywall. The paneling can attach right to the studs in the wall. Drop ceilings are more expensive than drywall ceilings, too. Install a bathroom, but skip a tub or shower and only install a toilet and sink. All things to consider.
Most basement and attic renovation projects are pretty easy to do on your own. However, consider hiring a professional handyman for the most important aspects, like installing heat and water. A professional handyman will also give you tips on how to stay in line with building codes AND your budget.
Basement Remodel Projects in Hope Mills
- Unfinished Spaces Remodeling
- Flooring Repair/Replacement
- Complete Basement or Attic Remodel
- Unfinished Spaces or Rooms Finished
- Over 20 years of Home Improvement Experience
- We are Licensed, Bonded, Insured
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Ideas and Typical Uses for a Basement or Attic
Ready for a change? Here are some ideas:
• conversion into an apartment for child/parent
• gameroom with pool table and/or bar
• man cave with large TV for football games
• additional living space: bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen
Attic and Unfinished Spaces - Hope Mills NC
Craftsman Direct is a licensed, bonded, and insured handyman home improvement company. We know how to take your basement, attic or unfinished space from being unusable to being an important part of your living space and a valuable invest in your home.