Unfinished basements sure tend to have lots of space; we don’t blame you for wanting to fill yours. And if you have youngsters or older family members coming to stay with you, no wonder you’d want to add a new bedroom!

 

That being said, no home renovation decision is one to venture into lightly, and this is no exception. Intelligent Design Corporation, your Maple Grove providers of home remodeling services and more, is here with a few pre-project considerations and facts.

To Max Out Its Resale Value, You’ll Need to Plan Accordingly

It sounds obvious, right? However, far too many people looking to sell simply think that having such a space downstairs is enough to entice buyers; that couldn’t be further from the truth. You’ll need to invest in both in-demand practical and trendy cosmetic factors in order to get the biggest ROI out of this renovation.

 

What’s in vogue appearance-wise varies by locale, but a good start to the practical side of things is a backup sump pump. Waking up in the middle of the night to your bedroom underwater borders on nightmare territory, so the more you can do to reassure buyers this will never happen the better.

Pay Close Attention to Moisture Management

Because basements tend to be cooler than the rest of the house and groundwater is practically magnetized to them, they tend to be subject to quite a bit of condensation and water damage if not managed properly. Check out this article from the UMN extension for a more comprehensive look at the risks.

 

Moisture leads to mold, and mold leads to health problems, but the space where you sleep shouldn’t be the source of them. You’ll need to take special precautions, such as wrapping your pipes and taking care that your gutters stay far enough away from your foundation, to make your basement bedroom a livable space.

Go Light-Colored With Interior Painting

Basements, since they tend to lack natural light, can feel drab, claustrophobic, and dreary with the wrong paint job. As house painting pros, we recommend that you stick with brighter, more cheery colors to make the room feel more friendly and inviting. Hues like cantaloupe or various shades of warm grays can really open up your bedroom!

Intelligent Design Corporation: Top-Notch Home Remodeling in Maple Grove, MN

Ready to transform your basement into a comfortable, stable, totally-you space? Our Maple Grove team of home remodeling pros is here to help. Give us a call today at 763-315-0745.