A finished basement has endless potential. Whenever you decide to refurbish your dull, dark, dusty basement, you unlock the wide range of endless possibilities. Whether it is going to be a home gym, a workshop or a simple living room, redecorating and putting your basement in use will increase both the practicality and value of your property.
A lot of people consider renovating their basements, since that requires no actual expansion of the house, yet adds another living area to it. In fact, many basements have the potential to become proper bedrooms, bathrooms and even kitchens. Here are the most common spaces that our customers decide to turn their basements into:
- Living area
- Home office
- Additional Bathroom
- Laundry room
- Modern basement bar
- Home Studio
- Guest room
- Game room
The renovation of a basement space can be quite a complicated task. Since basements are usually not meant to be proper living spaces, turning them into ones can be quite a hassle. The whole process requires skills, a lot of planning, and knowledge about a number of things. Here are some tips on what to focus on when considering basement refurbishment.
Wall system planning – if you want to expand your basement and turn it into a proper room, you might need to take care of some walls. Demolishing the right walls, in order to create a spacious area is an important task but also comes with a lot of responsibilities.
Layer lighting – Since most basements have very small windows or no windows at all, you might want to plan your lighting accordingly. Light contribution is important for the looks of the finished room and you really want to make the best out of it.
A proper choice of colour – If your basement is particularly small and dark, you might want to pay more attention to the colour you are choosing. Lighter colours will make the room appear bigger and more spacious. It will also reflect light and make the space brighter.
Layout design – It is important to make the best out of your space when you are refurbishing your basement. Most basements are quite small and planning everything accordingly can benefit the whole project. Avoid large furniture and lots of decoration.
Proper flooring – If your basement lays quite low, it is possible that the floor is rather cold. Choosing the right flooring can create a cosy, warmer atmosphere. Carpet and wood are the better solutions, rather than concrete or tiles.
Ventilation – Adding proper ventilation to your basement whenever you decide to turn it into a living space is crucial, especially if there are no windows on the premises. Creating a ventilated, fresh environment will add a perfect finish to your renovation project.
The basic process of renovating a basement can be described in a few simple steps:
- Carpet stripping
- Boards and shelves removal
- Wall demolition ( if needed)
- Stripping walls of old plaster, paint etc.
- Ceiling replacement
- Rubbish removal and cleaning of the space
- Plastering and re-skimming of walls
- New flooring installation
- Decorating according to the initial design
We offer a qualitative and affordable basement building and refurbishment service which can be tailored to meet the requirements and budget of our customers. We guarantee that our workers can turn any basement into a functional part of your house. We employ some of the most experienced and renowned architects, designers and builders in London, so we can take care of the entire job – planning, creating the project and building or refurbishing. All our workers are devoted to their job and they’ll do their best to meet your expectations. Call us and discuss your project with our office agents.