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March 3, 2019

Basement Remodeling Tips

Now more than ever, basements are becoming the entertainment focal point of a home. Sure, family and friends still gather in the kitchen or around a cozy fireplace, but the basement is quickly gaining popularity over the rest. Let’s go over some remodeling ideas to get that basement in tip-top shape for entertaining.

If the plan is to host social activities in your basement, you’ll want this space roomy, comfortable, and fun so include a family or rec room into your design. It would be a great place for oversized furniture, a flat-screen TV, maybe even a ping-pong table or other cool games. Regardless of the size of your space or your budget, adding family or rec rooms have proven to make basements both functional and fun!

Insulation is another key element if you plan to host gatherings in your basement. Having a well-insulated space is essential to keeping the temperature comfortable, and more importantly, dry. The last thing you want to worry about is moisture that will cause mold and mildew to grow in your basement. If your basement is notinsulated, your remodel is the perfect time to tackle it. 

Whether full or half, a basement bathroom is an absolute must. If your kids have friends over to watch movies or play games, it will prove incredibly convenient. Instead of running up and down the stairs to use a family bathroom, they can stay put and use the one that’s perfectly situated in the basement. Not to mention it’s always nice to have a spare bathroom available for the times you are entertaining large groups. Skip the waiting and just head to the basement bath.

Don’t forget about the staircase leading down to the basement. In many basement remodels, the stairs tend to fall to the wayside. However, there are a good number of homeowners who view the staircase to be just as important as the space it takes you to. You can get really creative with designing an appealing staircase from different configurations, baluster shape, colors, materials etc. Go with what you love to make the staircase stand out, just make sure you meet any and all code requirements. 

Mini kitchens and wet bars are in! If basement entertaining is on your agenda, then this remodeling tip has your name written all over it. Your friends and/or guests will love the convenience, ease, and access this combination affords. Super Bowl Sunday? Your basement is ready. New Year’s Eve party? Your basement is ready. Surprise 40thbirthday celebration? Your basement is ready. Just ensure you have access to cold water as well as outlets for any appliances and you’re set!

The experienced staff at Fischer Lumber is ready to help you with your basement remodel! Regardless of what you have in mind, give us a call at (618) 259-7434. If you have questions about the products we offer or have any special-order requests, we’re more than happy to help. We are located at 210 N. Shamrock in E. Alton.