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.
- No excavating will be needed
- The primary utilities are close in proximity, thereby lessening overall cost
- 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.