What Are The Stages Of A Basement Remodeling?
Posted on March 25, 2021
An unfinished basement is full of potential. With basement remodeling, you and your family can make the most of your indoor space. Are you looking for a home office? A spare bedroom? Maybe even a home gym? With a finished basement, the opportunities are endless. Home renovation companies can help you turn your basement dreams into a reality. Here are the 8 main stages of basement remodeling.
Step 1: Apply For Permit
After deciding to pursue a basement remodelling, the first step is to develop a detailed plan and submit it to the appropriate local inspector. Make sure you apply for all necessary building permits and that your project is consistent with municipal codes for framing, electrical, and plumbing specifications. Once your permit is approved, you are ready to begin!
Step 2: Clear It Out
If you are currently using your basement for storage, you will need to clear out the area before renovations begin. Either move your belongings into the upper floors or temporarily rent a storage locker. A clear worksite will help home renovation companies complete the basement remodeling in no time.
Step 3: Test For Moisture
Basements are susceptible to moisture build-up and structural damage. Before beginning your basement renovation, check for signs of moisture build-up or any cracks or damage to your foundation. Depending on the type of damage identified, you may need the help of home renovation companies to prepare your basement for renovation properly.
Step 4: The Framing Stage
A good home renovation company will always begin by adding subflooring. Only after the subflooring is complete will a contactor move onto the structural framing stage. The first step is adding subflooring; this will help keep your basement warm, even during the frigid winter months. Step two is mounting the wall frames on top of the subfloor to ensure the space functions properly. This step allows any cool air trapped under the subfloor to then go behind the walls and onto the appropriate side of the vapour barrier.
Step 5: The Mechanical Rough-In Stage
This stage is done after you have completed step 4 and before you begin the insulation stage. It is critical to start the mechanical rough-in stage only after the basement has been fully framed. Now your contractor will do a walk-through with all subcontractor customers, finalize the plan, and begin installing your electrical, plumbing and HVAC. A building inspection by your local municipality will be done to check that everything has been properly installed and that your home renovation company can proceed to the next stage.
Step 6: Install Insulation
It is extremely important to ensure your home renovation company uses high-quality insulation material to insulate your basement. The quality of insulation used will affect your basements and directly affect your home’s energy efficiency. Rose Building Group Insulates using a continuous insulation vapour barrier and the appropriate r value for space. We can also offer special add ons like sound insulation to the interior walls for added functionality!
Step 7: Complete the Floor
Choosing your flooring will depend on how you plan to use the basement space. Due to moisture build-up potential, many home renovation companies recommend using vinyl, laminate floors, or glue down hardware. Most home renovation contractors will suggest tile for the bathroom or bar area, if applicable.
Step 7: Connecting It All
The final construction step for your basement renovation is tying everything together. Finish the ceiling with surface mount light fixtures, add custom cabinetry, finalize paint selection...This is the last chance to add in any wall features or custom trim.
Step 8: Add Decor Elements
Speaking of style, basement remodeling projects, like any renovation, present an excellent opportunity to invest in your personal design. With your newly renovated space, you can now decorate it with furniture, wall colour, art, and accents. Have fun with your area and make it your own as the final stage of your renovation. Once your decor has been added, it’s time for the fun to begin!
At Rose Building Group, we are a home renovation company that currently services Oakville, Burlington, and beyond. We offer everything from full home renovations to custom kitchens and basement remodels. Our expert team of technicians can turn your unused basement into a functional space for the entire family. We can help with every stage of the process, from initial design and planning to demolition and renovation services. To request a free quote for basement remodeling, contact the Rose Building Group at 905-466-8884.