RenoMasters are Finished Basement Specialists
We handle EVERYTHING from start to finish
- You should remodel your Basement to increase your Home Equity;
- Basement remodels will compliment your home's existing architecture while expanding the usefulness;
- Your basement remodel options include exercise/workout room, wet bar, game room, home office, organized storage, etc;
What you should know when remodeling your basement:
- How long will it take to remodel my basement?
RenoMasters can give you a realistic timeline based on the years of experience in such projects - on average, basement finishing projects last between 4 and 6 weeks. The 4 week window depends upon the complexity of your basement remodel.
- What are the steps of a basement remodel?
•Phone Consultation - We will discuss your basement remodeling needs to ensure we can complete your basement remodel within your timeframe.
•Site Visit / Basement Inspection
The next step is to visit your home. We will take measurements, verify materials to be used, and discuss the scope of work with you.
•An Estimate – We will provide you with an estimate as well as with a written list of materials which will be included in your basement remodeling process.
•Acceptance of an estimate - Once you have accepted our estimate, we will schedule your basement remodeling. We will present you with a final basement remodeling timeline and the contract for your final review. The payment schedule will also be discussed. Due to the custom nature of finished basements, the deposit and payment schedule is determined on a job to job basis.
Nothing is signed and started until you are completely comfortable and ready to go!
Once you decided to build to a basement, there are so many factors to consider it can seem very frightening to you at first. What do you want to achieve after renovating your basement? Are you looking for an entertainment centre, a game room, home gym, kid’s area, home office, etc? Do you have enough space required to get what you want? Where do you start with your basement renovation project and how long will it take? How much will it cost and will it be worth that kind of money? Is a building permit required for remodeling a basement?
If all these questions are really hard to answer, look for the right team of basement renovation contractors as a solution to all your questions. Everybody usually knows how they want their basement to look after the makeover is finished, but don't know where to start, whether they have enough space, or if they have funds available for this kind of project.
Basement renovation contractors are able to assess all your needs.
After the final measurements are taken, they will offer you different design solutions for your new basement to fit your requests. From the drawings you can choose what suits best your basement remodel idea.
When the final project is available, your basement contractor will be able to determine what the cost of the basement refinishing will be, and provide a start-to-finish timeline on when the project will begin and finish.
When deciding whether finishing your basement is going to be worth the money you are about to spend, you should consider several options. Are there comparable homes in your area with finished basements?
Are you going to stay long in your home or are you planning to sell any time soon? Check with your realtor if the homes in your area have a tendency to increase in value, and if so, how long does it take in terms of time? With some research done you will be able to answer these questions, and decide if renovating your basement is right for you.
Sometimes remodeling a basement has restrictions that need to be considered during the design process. They can include steel columns, your existing HVAC systems, plumbing, water meters, sump pumps, window wells, furnaces, water heaters, the height of your ceiling, and the existing floor conditions.
If you are thinking to install a Bathroom in a basement, it can be a real a challenge, especially if a pump-up system is required.
Make sure you talk to a plumber before hiring a basement renovation contractor and ask him all the questions well in advance before the project starts. During the basement renovation it can be the most difficult task to perform – if during installing a Bathroom the removal of some of the cement flooring will be required.
Also, before starting your basement remodeling project, consider heating. Does your existing furnace have the capacity to support the additional space in a form of a newly renovated basement? If not, you will need to consider putting in a bigger system or creating an additional heating system.
Another very important factor to take into account if you are thinking of remodeling your basement is dealing with moisture. A finished basement will quickly turn into gloomy and uninviting space if water problems create mold and mildew. Basement floors and walls should be sealed and insulated to reduce moisture content in the basement. Even with these precautions, a dehumidifier may be required.
Your basement contractor should take all these restrictions into account while preparing renovation plans of your basement in order to achieve your goals to transform this space into a livable part of your existing home.
It is important to take all necessary safety measures during basement remodeling process. Make sure all necessary building permits and building code inspections are completed on time. Also make sure that all building and fire safety codes are strictly followed while renovating your basement.
Once basement remodeling starts, make sure you move all your valuables to another location like a garage or a storage facility. In order for renovation to begin on time, all items in the basement must be moved to another location not to obstruct basement renovation process. It will allow the basement renovation to be completed without damage to your property or any disturbance to the basement renovation contractors.
After taking into account all mentioned above, you'll understand your family's basement renovation needs and how to better achieve them. Gathering all the information upfront will help you create a lovely beautiful space in your basement.
Remodeling your home's basement into a finished space can be beneficiary for the whole family. Basement space is used for a variety of purposes such as Recreation Rooms, Bars, Entertainment Centers, Home Gyms, Home Offices, additional guest space as well as storage and pantry rooms.
Often Bedrooms and Bathrooms are also added to a newly remodeled basement and as a matter of fact, the square foot cost of finishing a basement is usually lower than other floors within the home. It is very important to plan ahead of time before starting a Basement Makeover project. As far as finances are concerned, you have to decide for yourself how big your budget is to accomplish such a project and how you will finance your basement renovation. Will you need a second mortgage, or will you be able to obtain a home equity loan?
As far as the basement remodeling project is concerned, carefully think it over- what do you want to use your new basement for? You should take into account the number of factors-such as your existing basement ceiling heights, pipes, HVAC systems, sump pump condition, etc. Also lighting should not be overlooked. In order to make a Finished Basement cozy, comfortable and inviting living space, it is important to install a certain number and kinds of lights. You can also consider natural lighting to be used in your newly renovated basement. Can additional windows be installed and will they be appropriate for the finished space? Ask your basement remodeling contactor for an advice.