Choosing the right flooring for your basement can be tricky, especially because certain concerns are presented that you wouldn’t have to deal with in the rest of the house. These concerns make choosing the right flooring for your basement extremely crucial. Simply put, before you can think of your remodelling project, you first have to know all about flooring for basements.
Basement rooms can be used for many purposes: laundry, home theater, game playing, hobbies and crafts, and the list goes on. There are many building codes intended to ensure the safety of occupants that apply to all of the above. They include the use of smoke and CO detectors, GFI receptacles, outside combustion air for the furnace or boiler, materials that resist the spread of fire, minimum room sizes, and emergency window well egress. When choosing contractors to work on your basement conversion, find one who has done the job many times before and who is knowledgeable about applicable codes. Do not work with a contractor who says you can convert a basement without pulling permits.
This is quickly becoming a very popular type of basement remodeling project. With the cost of large-screen televisions continuing to come down, home theaters are becoming very affordable. The basement provides a perfect location. Just put the big screen at one end of the room, and a couch or some comfortable chairs facing it, and a snack bar at the back with a microwave for popcorn and a fridge for cold drinks. And no home theater would be complete without surround sound speakers! You’ll want to have movie night every night.
Thanks Sis, I couldn’t have done this one without ya! I never thought about the smell from the cans. Glad to know that. Somewhere I think I have a hub on ways a Redneck annoys the neighbor. If not, it may be under a Big Nam series. I will have to dig around and post it with these. At least you had a spare room for the spill over. It could have carried over into the yard like some we know. Now it is your turn to post the Redneck Remodeling…Hint! Hint!
If your plans will include any or all of these then you will need both a water supply and drain line to them. Water supply is rather easy since it can usually be built into the wall but a drain will require either cutting the concrete floor or building a platform for your bar to run the drain above the floor. Both of these options need to be factored into your basement bar planning budget.