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Denver Basement Refinishing to Create a Second Living Space in Your Home

September 14, 2016

Do you have an unfinished basement? Consider a Denver basement refinishing project to create a second living space in your home! Utilize the extra square footage for guests and family to also increase the value of your house. Learn ways you can transform the space and tips for the renovation process.
  1. Considering Safety: Prior to kicking off your basement project, work with your local contractor to find all areas that will need fixed. This will allow for a safe space whether it becomes someone’s permanent living quarters, or somewhere for a person or group of people to comfortable stay during a visit. For instance, many basements are known for being dark and damp. Prior to the transformation, make sure it is safe! The company can review and fix foundation issues, areas where water leak in, electrical issues, insulation problems and so much more. Once these crucial steps are taken care of, you can move on to the next phase of this project.
  2. How In-Depth to Go?: When choosing the extent of your basement refinish, consider what you would like to do with the living space. Ask yourself if you need a person or group of people to be completely self-sufficient in the basement? It is common for basements to be finished with bedrooms and a bathroom. You can go one step further and include a living space and/or game room depending on the size of the space you are working with. Another idea to consider is a small kitchenette or eating area. While you may not want a full kitchen, you can always create a space with a sink, mini refrigerator and/or freezer, microwave, convection oven or stovetop. By working with a contractor, they will be able to install the appliances you would like to add and make sure the proper ventilation and electrical is installed.
  3. Dual Purposes: Even if you refinish a basement to have more room for a family member or guest, you can also include some space in your remodel for others upstairs. Consider adding in extra storage space in your remodel. It will be great to include it with extra towels, blankets, pillows, etc. for those sleeping down there, but you can also build in great storage for items you do not want to have upstairs. For instance, it is great to store seasonal items in a basement, as well as some extra essentials that are not often needed. Make sure you create a storage solution that works for you—and you do not work for it!
If you are wondering what to do for your basement finishing Denver project, check out HGTV’s “Basement Remodeling Ideas from TV.” They will help you with ideas to transform your space. Then, when you are ready, call the experts at Ridgeline Design and Build! Learn the benefits of adding an extra room to your home and reach out to us for help! We serve the greater Denver metro area and can work with you on a free estimate to start your project. Give us a call at 303-346-6100.