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RENOVATE YOUR BASEMENT LIKE A PRO

Basement can be your deal maker or your deal breaker. Many problems can arise in your basement, from foundation cracks to a musty smell because of molds. Such issues will make your potential buyers run straight out of the door. You must hire a professional to mend these problems if you have any in your basement. The basement is the foundation of your home; renovating it is not a minor task, especially because of humidity and moisture.

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So it would help to keep these things in mind before renovating your basement. A professional can help you chalk out the services you need without compromising your safety and will also help you stick to your budget. However, before calling a professional, you might want to look into the problems yourself. Let us look into some tips to help you figure out the issues and renovate your basement like a pro.

SIGNS FOR MOISTURE

The last thing you would want is a flooded basement by the coming spring when you just renovated it during winter. You must inspect your basement properly, check every corner of the basement, and look for cracks or signs of moisture before you call someone to take care of it.

SEAL PEST POINTS AND LEAVE IT IN AN OPEN LAYOUT

Often, rodents infect your house leaving food crumbs and poop on your walls; this may also lead to various health issues. You don’t want your potential buyers to fall sick; it is wise to seal all such exterior entry points. Further, you hardly have any pictures of your client, so don’t overthink the layout. Finish the walls and keep the space as an open layout to help your buyer figure out what to do with the space.

STICK TO THE BUDGET

For most people, when they think of renovation, painting is the first thing that crosses their mind as it is the best option on a low-budget flip. Sometimes, when you open up the walls, you may find other problems that will dramatically increase your budget. It is advisable not to renovate extensively; you should make it presentable. You may add some simple storage racks made from 2x4s and 3/4 inch plywood; this will incorporate some bonus storage and be extremely well-received by prospective buyers.

EXTRA UPGRADES

In case you have the budget to make your basement more than presentable, you can hire a professional and ask them to make some additional upgrades, such as waterproofing, subfloors, and premium insulation. Not only this, educate your buyers on the same by clicking pictures. In addition, if you are already plumbing for a basement washroom, consider having rough-ins installed for a kitchen as well. This is a huge selling point for many people.

GET A HOME INSPECTION

Most people feel they are wise enough to renovate the whole basement by themselves. However it is essential to get an extensive home inspection. Buyers should do it before buying the property, and sellers should renovate the basement for the potential buyers. This inspection will be your renovation bible and will ensure the home scores when it’s inspected again by the new buyers.

So follow these expert tips and get a lovely and budget-friendly basement renovation.

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