What’s at the bottom of your basement stairs?
Some basements are cold, dark, creepy places. In these basements, the furnace or boiler resides in half-lit gloom, holiday decorations are stowed away – hoping not to be forgotten!, and spiders and dust bunnies build their most elaborate structures. Maybe you’ve been in a basement like this. Generally, they’re not a pleasant place to be.
But not all basements are like that. Some basements are warm, inviting spaces, with game rooms where families gather for fun times. Some basements serve as apartments, providing attractive, comfortable housing for adult children or grandparents. Other basements are home offices, bedrooms, or workshops.
Remodeling the basement so it becomes usable, attractive living space for your family is one of the smartest, most cost-effective ways you can increase the size of your home. Marlborough basement finishes are among the most popular renovations performed by your Marlborough building contractor.
Marlborough: Can My Basement Be Finished?
If your basement is very dark, occasionally gets water, or is crowded by your home’s heating, plumbing, and electrical systems, you may think that it can not be finished. Before you write off the possibility, talk to your Marlborough building contractor. There are many ways to bring natural light into a basement, including adding walk out porticos and window wells. Strategically placing these items makes the most of naturally available light while increasing the enjoyment and functionality of your home.
Addressing water in the basement can mean sump pump installation, french drain installation, or the use of other techniques to divert problem water sources. Adding insulation, walls, flooring, and lighting to the basement can completely transform what had been a dark, dowdy basement into an amazingly attractive living space. You can gain extra rooms without increasing your home’s footprint: great for families on a budget!