Creating More Living Space

Creating More Living Space
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    With the start of marriage and the growth of family, sometimes you find yourself out-growing your home.

    Your living room seems too small to accommodate all of you. How can you spend time with family in the living room if it won't fit everyone?

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You don’t need to fret over it if you have a basement. You can create a larger living space by remodeling your basement into a family oriented space that will give you a lot more room and make all of you much more comfortable. 

Take Measurements

You will want to start by figuring out exactly what you want and how much it will cost versus how much you have to spend. What is the floor plan that you want? Will you need an additional bathroom and laundry room space? Take measurements of the area and the windows to get all of your dimensions, and make a sketch. This will allow you to play with the space on paper to see where you can make changes and what you really want. 

Budget Accordingly

Research the cost of materials as well. How much is it going to cost for the drywall, light fixtures, plumbing etc? It will help you determine and average cost before you get estimates from contractors. Estimates are important for you to decide which contractor to choose versus doing it yourself, especially if you have to have a plumber and/or electrician come in. Contractors will add that into the final cost. 

Find Quality Contractors

When choosing a contractor, research them fully. You want a contractor like Richard Zahn ZMG Construction – a contractor who takes matters into his own hands and helps with his local community. Using a quality contractor will ensure minimal mistakes will be made and will get you the best value for your money.

Making improvements like this to your home will also add to the value of it. Should you ever decide to sell, the extra living space created by remodeling your basement gives you a bonus to work with. Realtors love to sell homes that have had improvements made to them, because they sell much faster, for more money.  

Don’t forget your storage space for those items you only use once in awhile, like camping equipment, Holiday decorations, and whatever else you need to store. Make sure to include the cost of whatever finishing touches you need for after the work is done as well.  

You will want to furnish the space to make it not only habitable, but look good as well. It wouldn’t do you any good to build it and then not be able to use it for a long while. Decorating it will be the best part as you watch your space turn into the living area you have been dreaming of.

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