Turning an unfinished or poorly finished lower level into a den, playroom, or gaming area increases your livable square footage without the need to break ground and incur all the expenses and planning that go along with a structural addition. Depending on the scope and scale of your project, you can either DIY or rely on basement remodeling contractors. The average cost of a basement remodel varies greatly from region to region and depends on many factors including room size, the kind of finishes and amenities you want to add and whether the current area is finished or unfinished. However, you can cut costs by combining your DIY skills with a little professional help. Not sure where to start? That’s ok, we’ve gathered up the best of the best to help you get inspired to tackle your own basement makeover.
1. Fabulous Flooring
Flooring should be a key consideration in any basement renovation. Not only will it set the design tone of the room, but it should also stand up to the demands of how you’ll use the space and how the room itself behaves at different times of the year. Basements are notoriously damp spaces. They are also prone to leaks and floods in certain areas. There are many choices and picking the right one depends on your particular needs. If your room is dry carpet might be the way to go, especially if you have small children who will be playing on the floor. If you’re looking for a more grown-up, modern or sophisticated area, then a different surface may be more your style. This elegant flooring looks like wood but is actually a durable wood look tile that was just what this homeowner was craving.