We bought an old farmhouse. It was not in good shape. The house needed remodeling. We had to tear out the old bathroom because the placement of it was in the way of building better staircases. The staircases going to the basement and the second floor. The stairs in this house were like ladders, not stairs.
New homes and additions are easier to measure when open and unfinished. The difficult measurements come from old homes. Filling in dead space around a foundation may require an estimate. It is better to estimate on the low side to save cost. If you complete a project and find you need a small amount more, a small kit can be purchased to finish the job. Expanding foam insulation sticks to itself from old to new project very well and will seal completely as if it were done as one job.
Don’t forget to clean the walls, windows and the dust on the ceiling fan blades. If you have carpet, steam cleaning may not be a bad option. If you are smokers, get the honest opinion of a non-smoker to evaluate the smell in the house. If they say the house smells like smoke or anything else not appealing to the senses, it may be time to buy products that help eliminate the odor.
THE OFFICE: Make sure you have a comfortable paint color that is soothing and neutral. Play up to the function of the room by adding an inexpensive desk and office chair. Add desk lighting for more light. Try adding some plants. If you already have a book shelves, make sure they are filled with books and décor. Make sure everything is crisp, organized and clean. Make the room feel sophisticated and one that you would love to work in. Buyers should love it. Make sure to secure private documents.
Transforming you basement into attractive, livable space can increase the value of your home and enrich your life. Fortunately, the job is easier and less expensive that you might think. In most cases, even a very ambitious project costs only a fraction of what you would spend to build an addition. These days, homeowners are demanding more living, working, and storage space. the space available in your basement can fulfill many of these requirements. There are many creative ways to redesign and implement your basement remodeling project to suit your family’s needs.