2019 Best Practices of Basement Sheet Rock Installation For Homeowners

2019 Best Practices of Basement Sheet Rock Installation For Homeowners
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    If you want to finish your basement with sheet rock, preparation is half of the battle.

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Jumping into any household renovation project takes a good deal of effort, and knowing what you want to do is important for a good project. So here are some tips to keep in mind to ensure that your home improvement project is handled well and you enjoy a beautiful, durable finished basement.

Prepare

The level of preparation will depend on what you want to do with your finished basement. If you plan on running electricity, putting in a bedroom or using the area as a storage place, your plans will affect the changes you make. Moisture-resistant materials are a must for all basement builds.

For example, sheetrock needs a wooden framework in order to hang successfully. This framework will need to be treated with alkaline copper quaternary, or ACQ, which could corrode regular screws.

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Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast

Any household project involves a great deal of work. When you balance that out with your day-to-day needs, it feels like you don’t have any time in the day. This can cause you to make a common mistake: rushing. This is especially important in the planning phase when it comes to cost.

Some types of improvements can even drive the price of your home too high for the neighborhood, making it difficult to sell. Taking a steady pace will ensure a high-quality result in both the plan and the actual work.

Create a Budget

When it comes to home improvement projects, sticking to a budget can be hard. One will need to think well ahead of schedule. It is good to set aside some money each year for maintenance. At the least, this amount of money should be about 1% of your home’s value.

For major projects, such as finishing your basement, plan for some flexibility. Consider going to recycling centers our auctions and picking up your own materials to keep your costs down.

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With all of this information, it can still be daunting to proceed with finishing your basement. Keep in mind that most of your major worries about this home project come in the preparation phase. Having a plan and a budget in place is half the battle. So keep these tips in mind and go forward with confidence to create the finished basement of your dreams.

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