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It's Not Hard To Finish - Basement Bathroom Remodeling Tips

Your basement doesn't need to be a dark, damp storage area that no one wants to go into. A few simple changes can improve things greatly, and if you're willing to remodel, you'll have even better luck. A basement remodel can make a big difference in your home and is relatively easy to finish. Basement bathroom remodeling projects are among the most popular around, adding functionality and value to your home.

If you have a big household and hate waiting in line for the bathroom, or if you frequently have guests, you probably know how annoying it is to have just one bathroom in the house. Fortunately, this is one of the easiest changes you can make, and it'll add a great deal of value to your home. Houses with multiple bathrooms are worth more and have a real advantage on the market. So, if you've been having a hard time coming up with ways to give your basement that last bit of finish, basement bathroom remodeling could be the perfect choice.

There are three basic steps you'll need to follow to install our basement bathroom. The first element is having a good plan. The second is making sure you create and stick to a budget. The last is executing our basement remodel according to your plan and getting all the details in place.

Most bathrooms have a sink, toilet, and storage space, and a full bathroom would also have a well sealed tub or shower. The amount of space and the shape of the area you have available will dictate which fixtures you put into your basement bathroom. Think about elements like color and finish - basement bathroom projects can end up being really attractive if you execute them carefully. Measure the space you have available and make sure all designs are accurate before you go to buy pipes, fixtures, lighting, and other supplies. You need know exactly what you're going to install and where it will go.

Once you have a detailed plan for what you want and where you want to put it in the basement bathroom, it's time to check out what it'll cost. Decide in advance how much you can afford to spend and stick with that number. Otherwise, the project could quickly get much more expensive than you think. You may have to make some compromises, but don't go for the cheapest fixtures and supplies. You'll probably be better off with ones that will hold up in the long run. Remember that basements which are below your sewer lines will require special toilets or flushing apparatuses. Otherwise, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise.

If you're not experienced in plumbing or wiring, building your own basement bathroom isn't the time to learn. While plenty of the tasks are relatively simple and can be done by someone who's still learning, working with your household wiring and plumbing can be tricky. You should be willing to hire an expert to install any parts that you're not confident about your ability to put in yourself. In many areas, you will still need to call an expert to inspect your work and make major connections. This is required by many local building codes. Even if yours doesn't have this kind of requirement, it's still a good idea to call a professional, licensed plumber and electrician to make sure that everything is done right.

You'll begin by installing the walls. Make sure that you use quality studs and that the wall board or other wall covering you choose is moisture resistant. Basements are damp places, and the choice of the wrong material could spell trouble later on. Moisture saturated walls can quickly develop mold and mildew, and may even be structurally unstable.

Once the walls are in place, you can fit pipes and install fixtures. Use long lasting sealants and paints in your basement bathrooms, and look for those which will emit few fumes. There's relatively little ventilation in basement spaces and off gassing can be a hazard. Heating is also important, particularly if you're installing a full bathroom. No one wants to take a warm shower and step out into a chilly basement, after all. Pay attention to the heat levels both inside and outside the bathroom, and do your best to make the lighting and general environment in the basement bathroom and the basement overall a pleasant one.

If you think about the overall look and feel of the space, you'll be able to make your basement into a finished area, including the bathroom. This is a great way to add to the livable area in your home, and to improve its value. Finished basements and extra bathrooms are things that nearly every home can benefit from.

If you have a lot of people in the house, whether family or guests, chances are that you want more space and more than one bathroom. Fortunately, a remodel of this kind is easy to start and almost as easy to finish. Basement bathroom projects and other basement rooms are no problem at all, just as long as you have a good, workable plan. Create a budget that you can live with, and stick to it, and be willing to talk to a professional if you have problems. You'll end up with a basement space that you can be proud of, and a house that's more valuable, even in a bad market.