Planning an upgrade to your basement can work wonders on the functionality of your home. If you’ve decided to work with a basement designer to ensure that you can get the most from this important space, there are a few important topics to cover before you get started.
- Use for the Space- The most obvious thing you’ll want to discuss with your basement designer is how you plan to use the space. Beyond just the cursory basics, your basement designer will need to know critical details such as entry and exit planning, specific design plan “musts”, and short and long-term goals for your basement upgrade. For example, will your basement only be designated as a children’s play room, or will it require dual functionality such as a playroom and space for entertaining guests?
- Adding Plumbing & HVAC- Depending on the scope and size of your basement upgrade, you’ll need to discuss with your basement designer whether there will be a need to add new plumbing or updates to the HVAC system to accommodate your new design. These types of upgrades are considered large projects and will greatly affect your budget and the timeline of your project.
- Budget Flexibility- As with any remodeling project, sometimes there are unexpected issues that arise. Talking with your basement designer about your budget and determining in advance any flexibility that you may need will help you to manage expectations from the project’s beginning to end.
Our team at Moyanne will be happy to address these expectations and much more when you are ready to upgrade your home’s basement. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.