Space management is an important process of maintaining a home. Being able to maximize the available space inside your house can already do wonders to your storage needs, as well as your plans for extension or renovation. A lot of homeowners use the basement for varying purposes, but one thing is true: You need to make sure that you’re ready for basement renovations.
If you’re planning to repurpose your basement – or to turn the space into something more useful than merely collecting clutter and dust.
Here are some tips that you need to know, in order to prepare for a full basement renovation:
Check for water leaks
Some homeowners haven’t touched the basement for years, and this may lead them to disregard this part of the house in terms of maintenance. Because of this, some leaks may be observed inside the basement.
Before starting the whole basement remodeling, you need to address any water leaks or seepage. By doing this, you can preserve the basement and the things inside it longer.
Assess the basement size based on your intended purpose
Planning to use the basement as an entertainment room where you can play arcade game machines and place a pool table? Make sure that your basement space can accommodate your purpose for the room. Otherwise, you might end up with a cramped basement that won’t serve its purpose well.
In addition, you might also want to check the vertical height of the basement.
Verify availability of supplies needed
If you’re repurposing the basement as an additional bathroom, be sure to check if there are water pipes and a drain system. The same is true if you’re planning to install electrical appliances inside the basement – does your basement have a nearby power source?
Otherwise, you will have to install additional water pipes or electrical wires to serve the basement’s function.
Think safety first, even during construction
Are you focusing too much on the completely renovated and refurbished basement? Don’t lose sight of the groundwork that you need to prepare in terms of construction. Make sure that the renovation process is safe.
This may include checking for loose or exposed electrical wires. Also assessing the capability of your electrical system to handle additional load. Lastly letting the construction team wear personal protective equipment for their own safety.
Safety is always a primary component in any kind of renovation. This includes making sure that your electrical system is ready for the big switch.
Feel free to talk to us at Wire Craft.
if you need professional help to ready your electrical system for a basement renovation.