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House Plans: How to Finish the Basement

House Plans: How to Finish the Basement

However, finishing your basement shouldn’t be left out of your house plans. Let’s find out more about it!

Many homeowners dream of having a basement they can be proud of once it is complete. In many homes, the basement is left unfinished simply because the money allotted for it in the custom home building budget ran out, or the owners don’t think anyone will want to spend time down there. However, finishing your basement shouldn’t be left out of your house plans. Let’s find out more about it!

Remove Everything 

Most of the time, the basement serves an additional storage space. Many homes do not have attics, and even if they do, those attics might not be the most accessible or spacious. Once a basement is finished, it can include plenty of storage along with a full bathroom or other rooms assigned for different purposes. But none of that will matter if you don’t remove everything that is in there right now. This way, the contractors will be able to move freely around your basement and complete every step of the process without anything hindering them. 

Decide on Basement Waterproofing 

Pesky pests like mold and mildew love to hide out in basements. That’s why the next choice you need to make is whether or not you would like to have basement waterproofing. Getting an inspection of your home and basement done before any large-scale work begins is always a good idea.

Finish the Walls

Once your basement has been inspected, you can continue with the redesign of the space. The walls, floors, and ceilings of your basement are all vital parts of any house plans that you make. Bare walls require insulation, frames, and drywall installed. 

Finish the Floors

The floors also need to be covered up. Bare concrete makes an excellent choice for a subfloor, but you don’t want to freeze while spending time in your basement. That’s why options like vinyl plank and ceramic tile floors are worth investigating. Moreover, a finished floor can help protect the basement from moisture damage. 

Finish the Ceilings 

Don’t forget about the ceilings! Two types of ceilings are typically installed: drop-ceilings and drywall ceilings. Both are used to conceal pipes and other utilities that you need to connect to your basement, all of which should be accounted for in your house plans. Think about your budget, the aesthetics of your home, and the blueprints, as suggested by your custom home builder partner!

Contact Accessible Home Builders Today

Here at Accessible Home Builders, we’re proud to say we’ve been building and remodeling homes since 1994. In that time, we’ve serviced the areas of Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Selbyville, Seaford, Millsboro, Georgetown, Laurel, and more communities within Delaware. We work to guarantee a high level of professionalism, dedication, and the use of quality materials to ensure our customers have the home they deserve.

To get in touch with us, give us a call at our office at 302-663-0464, send us an email at or visit us in person at 28412 DuPont Blvd, #103 Millsboro, DE 19966. Alternatively, give our satellite office a call at 302-628-9571, which is located at 500 W. Stein Hwy. Seaford, DE 19973. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to stay updated on what we’re up to!

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