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Finish Your Basement For More Room In Your House

By Sam Jerper

When families grow, people need more room in their houses. Rather than move to a bigger house, you can take advantage of the unused space in your basement. This means you will have to either clean it out our in some cases, finish the basement so that it is a room that can be used for more than storage.

One of many drawbacks is that it may be costly to make all the required changes which are needed to get this done. However, spending money to finish the basement is probably going to be cheaper than what it would cost to knock down walls and add space upstairs. If you have a specific use in mind for your basement, it is smart to spend the money.

If you have the desire and the money, you can turn your basement into any type of room you want. Most people opt for something like an office or game room so that they free up more room upstairs. If you do decide to finish your basement and make it into a usable room, you will probably have to deal with poor lighting and lack of heat. These are the two obstacles you must overcome if you are going to be successful in making your basement a usable room.

The basement is most likely the darkest room of the house because it might not have any windows to let natural light in. This means you have to put good lighting in so that the room can be used comfortably. Now, if you are going to use the basement for something like an in home theater room, perhaps the lighting is not too important. But should you want to use it for a library or workshop, the amount of light you need is of much greater importance.

Even in the summertime many basements stay cool and during the winter, they are very cold if you don’t have good heating in them. Because warm air rises, you will find that the basement is often the coolest room in the house. If you’re considering finishing your basement, you will need to get ample heating in there so that the room can be comfortable. The chances are you’ll want to add a separate heater to the basement that comes with its own thermostat.

Please go to my website Basement Remodeling Ideas to discover more ways to turn your basement into the cool room in your house. You will also see many more ideas including some basement lighting ideas.

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Jerper, Sam "Finish Your Basement For More Room In Your House." Finish Your Basement For More Room In Your House. 4 Jul. 2010. 15 Feb 2016 <>.

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