Having a basement in your home is like having free square footage to do whatever you want with. You can make it into a bar, game room, bedroom, or just use it as storage. Whatever you decide to do with this room, make sure you add a few things to it to keep it safe.
A basement that isn’t remodeled might have just one light bulb at the the center of the ceiling. This isn’t the adequate amount of lighting necessary to navigate through the room. The best thing you can do is install multiple lights throughout the room for the best lighting possible. Also, make sure to install the light switch at the top of the stairs to avoid falling.
Windows in a basement are a necessity if you want the basement to be included under the home’s square footage. The windows also have to be a certain height to allow for a person to escape during the event of a fire. During a remodel, hire a contractor to dig out the window well so your basement is safe and considered an actual room.
Keep Mold Away
Having a wet basement can instantly spawn mold growth, which can lower indoor air quality and put your health at risk. Before you attempt to remodel your basement you should have it professionally cleaned. All mold should be removed and the room should be waterproofed to prevent future mold growth.
Remodeling your basement can turn an old storage room into a livable space where you can relax or entertain guests. When you need your basement waterproofed, contact the pros at EnviroGreen Boston. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (844) 775-7700.