A home's basement is usually the most under-utilized portion of the entire structure. With the economy the way it is, and the high price of adding an addition, the best solution for your home may be a renovated basement. Basement renovation is a simple and cost effective way to add living space without breaking your wallet. In fact, with some careful planning your basement can become one of the most attractive and sought-after parts of your home.
Renovating a basement, in most instances, can be more cost-effective than adding another level or addition on to your home. Not only can a basement renovation project add additional living space, but with proper insulation, anti-microbial and mold resistant wall and floor systems, it can increase the energy efficiency in your home as well, saving you quite a few dollars in heating and air-conditioning bills, which we know can add up.
Let the Basement Renovation Design Team at America’s Best Contractor develop a custom solution for you and your home. Our renovation process will turn your unfinished product into a vibrant and useful living area; turn your ideas into beautiful game rooms, play areas, bedrooms, living rooms, gymnasiums, or just about anything you can imagine.
Whether you already have plans, or you are just in the ‘dreaming’ stage, with the advent of sophisticated 21st Century design software programs, ABC is able to offer in-home, computerized 3D renderings to help you visualize and design your basement project.
Our design and build specialist will show you the various remodeling options and solutions available to transform your basement into whatever you desire, to wherever your imagination can carry you.
- Complete renovation solutions for every size budget, every size dream!
- Design consultations, in-home measurements, and project advice!
- Thousands of remodeling options from our three state-of-the-art showrooms
- You will love our work —see our testimonials from bunch of satisfied customers!
Contact one of our Kitchen Remodeling Designers today by calling (888) 280-1027. We’ll come to your home and give you a FREE in-home consultation and designing session. America’s Best Contractor is ready to build your perfect kitchen!
Things to Consider
Before you begin your basement renovation project, there are some key things you need to consider:
Water / Moisture
If you have moisture problems in your basement - and chances are (unless you just moved in) you will know if you do - you need to address those issues before you begin the renovation, otherwise the moisture in its many forms will ultimately destroy any renovated basement, and the valuable possessions within. Allow us to check your foundation walls and floor, and repair any cracks or other issues that may be contributing to the problem.
Electrical and Plumbing
Do we have to upgrade your electrical system? Do we have to bring plumbing lines in? In new homes, these usually do not present any concern, but they usually do in older homes. Keep this in mind as your thoughts progress forward - renovating a 70-year-old home is completely different from a 7-year-old home.
Supporting posts, low ceilings and floors, partitions which may be load bearing, egress windows if you plan a bedroom (See Egress Windows); is there a door, and if not, would you like to install a doorway, or full size exit. All of these situations may cause some challenges to the basement renovation project. We can deal with any of these issues effectively.
Even though you have probably been thinking about money since you started dreaming about renovating your basement, now is the time to figure out exactly how much you can afford and what your plans will cost. Material costs have increased every year, especially since 2008.
When you are ready to begin the actual planning and design phase, you can do this on your own, or call America’s Best Contractors to help you from the beginning. Regardless, you will need to determine how you will use the space, how many rooms you would like to build versus how many you will be able to build.
You should easily be able to come up with ideas for filling the space: another bathroom, a home office, an entertainment center, a game room; a music studio, a family room, an arts and crafts area; a home gym, a bedroom, an efficiency suite with a kitchen and eating area. Whether you are single or have family considerations, think about what might work best, what might be most practical with the space, the future, and how long you are really planning to stay in your home.
When prioritizing your list, try to think long-term for rooms such as playrooms, and design them so that maybe they will be easy to convert to something else as the children grow. We are capable of creating very detailed plans of what you desire the finished basement to look like, right down to furniture placement so that you have a reasonable idea of how it will all fit together.
Once you have an idea of how much your plans will cost, it may be that you will have to either change your original plan, or renovate in phases, as you can afford it; each year finish another room as more money becomes available. As a general rule it's best to rough in all the electrical, plumbing, cable, and other miscellaneous connections now for later installations, and deal with things such as adding air vents, and replacing or enlarging windows, first before finishing the walls, installing the flooring, and adding light fixtures.
We are expert basement renovators, as well as entire home improvement experts. Allow us to earn your trust, to be your personal consultant in this project, and every home project you may have in the future.
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Since 1943, America’s Best Contractor has specialized in quality basement, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, and custom home design. We serve Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland with expert craftsmanship. At ABC we are licensed, bonded, insured, and capable of designing and building any project, of any scope, at affordable prices to fit any budget.
We have established a complaint-free reputation on quality workmanship, an unwavering commitment to excellence, and dedication to our customer’s satisfaction. Allow us to earn your trust, to be your personal consultant in this project, and every home project you may have in the future. America’s Best Contractor - “The Home Improvement Expert!”
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