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5 Questions to Ask While Creating Your Basement Renovation Plan

February 5, 2019

You’re tired of having a basement that serves no purpose other than being a dumping ground for whatever won’t fit in the closet or the attic. Now is the time to convert that space into something that benefits the family in some way.

As you start thinking about what sort of basement renovation steps are needed to achieve the goal, ask yourself a few questions. The answers will make it all the easier to come up with a plan that’s fully thought out and complete.

Basement renovation questions to consider

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What Qualities Do I Want in a Contractor?

Whatever type of basement renovation you have in mind, you will need a contractor. What qualities do you want that person to possess? Certainly you want someone with the experience and the skill set to manage the project. That contactor also needs to work for a reputable company like Penguin Basements, one that you know does good work and gets it done on time. Define the qualities the contractor must bring to the table and it will easier to select the right professional for the job.

How Will I Use the Renovated Space?

What is your intended purpose for that renovated basement? While much of the work that has to take place will be the same for any number of purposes, each one will still have some tasks that are uniquely associated with the way you plan on using the basement. That in turn will affect the order and type of basement renovation steps that need to be included in the planning.

Don’t worry if you find it hard to identify all the steps associated with the desired outcome. The team at Penguin Basements will help you ensure that nothing is left out of the planning.

What Features Would Make the Space More Functional?

Now that you know what you want to do with the space and have a good idea of the general basement renovation steps that apply, start thinking about any special features that need to be included. Do you envision cabinetry mounted along one wall? Would you like to have a fully functional bathroom at one end, complete with a shower? Maybe space for a kitchenette would be great.

All these features can be successfully integrated into your planning. The team at Penguin Basements will amend the basic plan so that all the additional wiring, plumbing, and wall preparation is handled at the appropriate time in the renovation process.

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Can I Do Part of the Work?

There may be some things you can do while you leave other tasks to the professionals. By working closely with the contractor from Penguin Basements, identify which tasks happen to be within your ability to manage, and which of those you are willing to do. For example, you may be able to handle the painting. If so, make sure you have time scheduled to manage that task when the time is right.

If you’re not completely sure when the timing is ideal for your contribution, talk with the contractor. That will make it easier to fit your work into the sequence of basement renovation steps at a logical point.

Will the Function of the Space Change Over Time?

While you know how the basement will be used for now, what about the future? Can you envision what started out as a spare bedroom becoming a den? If so, consider including some features in the basement renovation steps that allow the space to be more versatile. The presence of those additional elements won’t affect the room’s purpose right now, but they will certainly save time and money when you do decide to use the space for something else.

Are you ready to convert the basement? Call the team at Penguin Basements and arrange for a consultation. With the right advance planning, the space will be everything you hoped.

Penguin Basements Renovations (Basement Contractors)

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North York
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