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Increase Your Living Space with Basement Remodeling

Thinking of all the different rooms in your house, which do you think needs the most work? Many homeowners would probably point to a bathroom or kitchen. These are great places to start and provide a nice investment, but what about your basement?

A basement makes up nearly one third of a home’s available space, but almost always gets brushed over in terms of remodeling projects.

“Many basements are rarely used because they’re unfinished,” says Ed Heller of Hellers in Lansdale. “The laundry room might be down there, but other than that, homeowners really only use them for storage purposes.”

As with any major home project, there are plenty of pro’s and con’s. Remember these positives when considering a basement remodel, as specified by Joe Provey on the Bob Villa website.

  1. No excavating will be needed
  2. The primary utilities are close in proximity, thereby lessening overall cost
  3. Heating and cooling can be managed easily

The same article explains there are a handful of difficulties you will have to come across during the process.

  • Below-grade areas often bring in water and moisture
  • Mold and mildew are common in basements
  • Overhead pipes and ducts may lead to consulting with a plumber

Ed advises that homeowners seriously considering a basement remodel shouldn’t feel overwhelmed by the possible amount of work that goes into it.

“Just think of the finished product,” he explains. “We can turn your unfinished basement into a game room, home theater or office. The thought of being able to enjoy your basement the way you’ve always dreamed can be a reality.”

For more information about our basement remodeling services, feel free to visit our website or call the office. Hellers also provides roofing, siding, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, deck building, additions, and stucco remediation services. Hellers is committed to serving residents of Montgomery County and Bucks County.

Questions to Ask When Remodeling Your Basement

Remodeling your basement sounds like a great idea. Turning it from a concrete, oversized laundry room into something useful and inviting is the dream of nearly every homeowner. But actually making that happen is another story all together.

It is one thing to “dream the dream” and quite another to make that dream a reality. There are a lot of big decisions to make when you want to transform such a large space of your home. What you want to do with the space, how much money you have to spend on it, and then who will perform the work are the three most important decisions you will make.watch full The Drop 2014 film online

The first of these decisions, what to do with the basement, is probably going to be a collaborative effort with your family. Each person will have their own ideas, whether it is for a Pinterest inspired laundry room, a fully loaded man cave, or an apartment for your in-laws. Sometimes, it is possible to make space for a bit of each of these things. Other times, it might require reorganizing the first or second level to make your home ideally suited for your lifestyle.

Determining your budget for a home remodeling project like this comes with its own set of questions too. Will you pay for it in cash? Does the project need to be financed? How much value will this renovation add to the home? Will you be in this home long enough to realize that value? Do you anticipate any income changes in the near future that might cause you to move up or push back the start date? When you want to complete a renovation like this it is important to explore your options from as many angles as possible, so taking the time to answer these questions will hopefully save you some drama once you get into the process.

Of course, once you know what you want and how much you have to spend, it is time to find the company to do the work. Maybe you are ambitious and handy and you want to do the basement remodel yourself. If so, be sure and become knowledgeable about local permitting laws, especially for electrical and plumbing work. You can always choose to outsource these jobs to a professional firm like Heller’s Building and Remodeling, and tackle things like the flooring and walls yourself.

If DIY is not your style, then choosing a contractor who can take you from bare concrete walls all the way to a fully functioning, highly useable space is a good idea. Look for a contractor with experience in all the trades needed to complete your transformation.

Not only is Heller’s Building and Remodeling a Montgomery County building additions firm, but they can handle your basement remodeling job as well. With experience on both the inside and the outside of the home, they are capable of handling any job you take to them. Roofing and siding jobs are also possible when you hireMontgomery County remodeling contractors at Heller’s.