Planning Is Key

Before you contact a contractor, you should have a good idea about what you want your basement or addition to become. Keeping in mind the room’s limitations due to geography and geometry, make a list of all the functions you’d like the room or rooms to serve and note what specifications would be required in order to make that possible. After you’re done, go online and find examples of finished rooms that are meant for the same purpose. You may find features that you didn’t even know you wanted. This will also help you visualize some possibilities regarding décor and color schemes. After finalizing your desires, it’s a good idea to make a spreadsheet to keep track of your progress.