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A guide on how to convert your basement into a new bedroom

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When people picture basements, they do not normally envision beautiful bedrooms. Basement bedrooms are becoming increasingly popular, and it is relatively easy for someone handy to convert a basement into a sleeping space. It is also much more cost efficient than having a room addition built onto your home. The following guide will discuss this type of residential remodeling.

basement bedroomNecessary Flooring

When transforming your basement into a bedroom, it is important to consider the flooring. While you can use throw rugs on a clean concrete floor, it is not very attractive and can be cold on the feet. There are different types of tiling and carpeting you may wish to consider, with tiling being the least expensive choice.

If you pick tiling, you can often install it yourself. If you opt for carpet, you will probably wish to have a contractor perform this part of your residential renovations for you. In either case, the assistance of an expert in flooring may become necessary. Most importantly, you want to make sure your basement floor is thoroughly cleaned before installing any type of new flooring for your new bedroom. 

Moisture Control

Basements are known to be damp and musty. This is because the walls are concrete, which allows for moisture buildup. In order to transform your basement into a beautiful bedroom, that is not damp or musty, the hanging of drywall or paneling is necessary.

Paneling is the more cost-efficient way to go because it does not require paint. However, drywall may be more efficient with moisture control in your basement, and paint allows for more creativity when decorating. Visit Reply! to find more information to help you make an informed decision about moisture control for your basement bedroom.

Electricity Modifications

While most basements are wired for electricity, the power outlets are often limited. We tend to spend a lot of time in our bedrooms, so comfort is necessary. Without sufficient sockets, comfort can be hard to achieve. If there are not enough outlets available to make your bedroom comfortable, you may need to hire an electrician to install some more.

The expenses of  hiring a contractor depend totally on your individual needs. Some people do not require extra outlets to make their basement bedrooms comfortable. In some cases, especially in finished basements, enough electrical outlets are already present.

Building a room addition is not always a practical choice when you need a new bedroom. It can be costly and require the assistance of professional contractors. Permits have to be applied for and approved, and inspections must be passed. Many homeowners avoid all this and save money, by transforming their basements into bedrooms. Basement bedrooms can be just as beautiful and serve the same purpose as those located in any other part of the house.

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