If you want a suggestion, your next home improvement project in Virginia should be the basement. A finished Virginia basement is a necessary step to a complete home. If you are doing a complete renovation, it can be handled at any stage of the process. You can achieve positive results with minimal cost and labor.
Choosing a professional and honest contractor is a good place to start. Basement finishing can be a very detailed job, so you need to make sure you have a good guy. Call their previous clients, double check there credentials. It is important to do so, or you leave yourself vulnerable to theft.
Commonly, Virginia homes were originally built with unfinished basements that are generally ill lit and dank; a place no one really wants to go. The only real use most of us get out of that space is a laundry room and a place to put our ancient, useless, or embarrassing knick-knacks.
These days, more and more contractors, (especially the good ones) have a virtual tour program that will show you in the office, long before they start work on your house, exactly what the project will look like when it is done. It can even display little details like molding, lighting, and paint.
Are you wasting the space that could be used in your basement? Is it full of stuff you don’t use, or simply empty entirely? Wouldn’t it be some much nicer to have a clean dry space that you could relax or throw parties in?
There are plenty of options for enhancing the living space in the basement. Often we get to make more than one room, which adds even more to the planning. A good finished project though can become the most attractive part of the house.
You always need to know how much you are going to spend on a particular project. The basement may seem like a big job, but it is usually straightforward carpentry. It goes pretty well towards adding a lot of clean usable room, for less money. The money you do spend is usually a direct investment in the value of the home.
Frequently, Virginia homeowners who completely finish their basements see a jump of as much as 30% in the value of the house. With few if any permits to acquire, it really is a very good idea to take on a basement remodel.