One of the most underutilized areas in many homes is the basement. In fact, it almost always becomes a spare room where old or unused items are stored and collect dust. There are creative ways, however, to make your basement more useful. Oberg Roofing & Remodeling Inc., one of the premier remodeling and roofing companies in the area, shares some practical and creative ways to make the most of your basement in today’s post.
Tackle Moisture Problems First
If your basement suffers from dampness, water infiltration, or worse, flooding, you do not want to proceed with your remodel without getting to the root of the issue. Minor moisture problems may be solved with water-lock paint; more serious issues will require more drastic fixes, such as foundation sealing, gutter replacement, or soil regrading.
Know Your Family’s Needs
After dealing with moisture problems, ask yourself how you will utilize your home’s basement. For instance, a guest room will be a great plan if you frequently have visitors in your home. You may also choose to create a family room or an extra bathroom. Note that your decision should always depend on what your family needs in the long run.
Work With a Reliable Contractor
Always hire a remodeler with a proven reputation. You don’t want to entrust your basement renovation to just anyone, just like you wouldn’t hire a roof replacement contractor without clean credentials.
Take Advantage of Natural Lighting
Windows can help illuminate and ventilate your basement without sacrificing energy efficiency. Make sure you pick a window style that will fit the overall architectural design of your home.
If you’re planning a major basement remodel, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Oberg Roofing & Remodeling Inc. Our team can enhance the beauty and functionality of your home through our interior remodeling services. We also offer a wide range of exterior home improvement products, from asphalt and steel roofs to engineered wood and fiber cement siding. Call us today at (320) 204-2264 or use our online form to schedule an appointment. We serve the residents of Sartell, MN and the nearby areas.