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Basement Remodeling Gets A New Look

A spacious, brightly lit, multi-room area is not what first comes to mind when you think of a Basement.

But with challenging economic times, an increasingly smaller lot size, and residential zoning height restrictions, more people are opting to build down instead of out or up.

And a Basement Remodel can be performed without compromising the design of the floors above and with little to no inconvenience imposed on occupants using those spaces.

Therefore, the way in which homeowners think about Basement space is changing and has opened a wide and sometimes wild world of potential.

And a Basement is an ideal way to maximize the value of your property, a return of 75 cents on every dollar spent is typical.

Basement Remodeling also unlocks the opportunity to use already existing living space, in many different ways to suit your lifestyle and situation.

The following are just some of the options to get your inspiration flowing:

  1. A sprawling family room, a wide-open area with an entertainment/theater area with a wet bar and mini kitchen, child play areas, hobby corners, a computer lab, or a home office space. The options are too numerous to list here. This design is a very popular alternative to the separate and sometimes isolating designs found in many homes.
  2. An Apartment style living area with a separate entrance, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Kitchen for Grand Parents and Adult Children.
  3. A Gaming room for the gamers of the household.
  4. A Wine Cellar to store your collection in optimal conditions.
  5. A soundproof Music Studio for the musicians in the family to practice and crank the volume without disturbing other occupants.
  6. A gym/exercise room instead of costly gym memberships.

Basement Remodel, now you are interested but do not know where to start.

One of the first planning tasks a Design and Build company like MBK will look at when designing a Basement is the lay of the land. A slope can be helpful, but it can also be a hindrance to Remodeling a Basement.

And if your neighbors have structures that are built on or near the property boundaries, you may need specialists like those of MBK.

We will ensure that the build plan addresses all hazards, and these hazards are addressed without disrupting the surrounding structures or imposing on property lines.

Also, if you have poor soil conditions or waterlogged soil conditions, you may need expert advice on how to best proceed specific to your land conditions. A Dry Well or other water abatement structure may be a necessary consideration.

Would you like to know more about water abatement methods?

Vapor Barriers
A vapor barrier is a thin layer of impermeable polyethylene sheeting that prevents moisture diffusion through the basement wall.

Drain Tile Systems
A drain tile system keeps the soil around your home dry by collecting and channeling excess groundwater.

Sump Pump
A sump pump sits in a sump pit and ejects water away from your basement and home.

Window Wells, Drains, And Covers
Window wells provide clear access to your windows and need a proper drainage system with protective covers.

Foundation Crack Repair
Foundation crack repair involves injecting a 2-part epoxy or inserting carbon fiber staples.

Discharge Lines/Gutter Extensions
Discharge lines and gutter extensions help carry water away from your home’s foundation, preventing further water seepage.

Epoxy Injection
Honeycomb or rock pockets are a form of concrete deterioration and may need to be filled in using epoxy injections.

Egress/Basement Windows
Basement windows allow natural light to enter and offer a clear means of escape during an emergency. And we always design Basements to allow the maximum amount of natural light to enter.[break]

MBK will also assess different ways to create light wells in basements including highlight windows to combat the underground feeling. As well as design in proper HVAC systems to keep the area comfortable at the height of the Summer and Winter months.

In conclusion, with MBK you can eliminate unnecessary compromises or incur unnecessary costs.

And consulting MBK about your options to maximize the space for your Basement Remodel can save you time, money, and headaches. MBK will produce a report to assess ground conditions and assess all available options.

An experienced MBK Design and Build team can accommodate any request for the use of your Basement area. Be it a Home Theater, Wine Cellar, Bedrooms or Family Room. And again, we can do so with minimal inconvenience to the occupants living on the floors above.

So, if you are struggling to make the most of your Basement while staying true to your current and future wants and needs, contact MBK Constructors to discuss how to best utilize your space with a Basement Remodel. All estimates are free and can be compiled after a single visit.

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