Are you in need of a more livable space inside your custom home? Finishing a basement could significantly add to the functionality of your home’s footprint, providing you with more space to play, work, and chill without requiring a structural addition. It could also add some serious significant value to your custom home in the long run. Of course, finishing a basement isn’t without its set of challenges. There are plenty of steps involved in this process and lots of possible snags to hit along the way. Whether you’re planning on doing it all alone or hiring a professional for the job, having a solid idea of what goes into finishing your basement will help you plan out your remodel and set your budget too. It could also help you get a better idea of which type of project you are up against. Read on to learn more!
Apply for a Permit
Even though finishing a basement is not like adding on a deck or other home additions, you still need permits since there is electrical and structural work involved, an essential step that many renovators skip. Getting a permit will protect you against future changes within building codes. It will also prevent any sticky situations that might arise later when you go to sell your house. We at Robin Ford Builders will be able to help you figure out which permits you need, and we’ll help every step along the way in obtaining them.
Optimize the Electrical Units
Walls are the first major structural components that will have to go into place, so try to make sure that you tackle anything that goes right behind the walls, like the wiring. If you wish to add in extra outlets and light fixtures, now is the time to do that. Robin Ford Builders can help with this step.
Finish the Walls Up
A lot of unfinished basements have simple concrete for their walls. To complete them, you will need to insulate, frame, and finish them up with drywall. As you drywall, make sure to cut out access holes as needed for any outlets or other wiring. Again, the expert custom home builders from Robin Ford Builders can deal with this with no issues.
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