Why remodeling your basement? One of the easiest and the most practical ways to remodel your home is to use the space you already have. Most basements are dark and damp places where we usually store old toys, sporting equipment, and things we don’t use anymore.
Perhaps it is the time to remodel your basement and expand your home’s living space. Basement remodeling is a cost-efficient way to do so. We could make you a guest room; a children’s playroom, a home office, a recreation room, and so on. The only limitation is your imagination.
At FBR Construction, we offer the best possible basement remodeling ideas to make your dream come true.
Below there are the different steps we take to accompany you on this journey.
1. We Solve your Basement Water Problems First
Our basement remodeling team tries to solve any problems whatsoever regarding dampness, flooding, or piping even if your basement rarely has any problems mentioned above.
FBR Construction basement remodeling team always suggests permanent solutions, which can take time to implement but lead to impeccable results.
2. We Decide on the Best Use of Your Basement
Basement remodeling ideas that we at FBR Construction offer root in our 25 years of experience in construction and remodeling here in Orange County. We always consider using the space for activities for which typical basement features offer natural advantages. If there is no way to add more windows or get more light, one idea we always suggest to our clients is seizing this opportunity. The lack of light is useful when it comes to setting up a home theater or a dark room. Another idea is using your remodeled basement as a play area, a teenager’s hangout, or a place to practice a musical instrument as this natural isolation helps make a sound break. Even you can hold your noisy parties there, which certainly requires powerful ventilation and air circulation.
3. We help you with Your Basement Design
Our professional basement remodeling designers and architects can help you get the most out of the space. With a little forethought and careful planning that our remodeling experts have, we can help you create a place that is cozy, attractive, comfortable, and useful.
4. Air Circulation is our top priority
When we remodel your basement, we always think about the need for good air circulation, adding openings where necessary.
We also include a return air duct, which is important for us to locate it far from the furnace. Otherwise, it may suck toxic furnace exhaust fumes back into the house. To be on the safe side, we offer a carbon monoxide detector installation in your basement, so that you have an early warning of any problems with any major appliances.
5. We try to maximize your basement’s natural light if possible
For many reasons, our basement remodeling experts need to add more light to your basement. We can add new windows or enlarge existing ones if parts of the basement extend above the ground.
Another option we always consider is to dig window wells. In case we feel that window wells increase the odds of water problems, we will always build ones with waterproof covers.
Another positive side of enlarged windows is that they not only bring more light but also provide alternative escape channels in case of fire.
One concern that some of our basement remodeling clients always have is basement windows security which allows thieves access to the home. At high-risk locations, one way we at FBR Construction offer to mitigate that risk is to install glass bricks.
In case there is no way to use enlarged windows or window wells, our experienced experts use a mix of up-lighting and traditional lighting. It gives you the flexibility you need to create a variety of lighting moods. Mirrors, mounted on the walls or even ceilings, can also amplify and strengthen lighting effects.
6. Basement Insulation
If you want to have a dry basement, proper insulation is critical. In basement remodeling, we always pay a lot of attention to insulation as it keeps out the cold, and prevents condensation.
7. We choose the most suitable flooring
There are several options available at FBR Construction we use for basement remodeling such as plush carpets and drapes. We also offer surfaces that don’t absorb moisture like vinyl, tile, or laminate as well.
For vinyl or tile or hardwood floors, area rugs are ideal because they can be removed, cleaned, and dried. For wall-to-wall carpeting, we consider a low pile commercial or indoor/outdoor type.
It’s worth mentioning that if you reside in the following areas you indeed can receive our services: Irvine, Mission Viejo, Lad era Ranch, Ranch Santa Margarita, Trabuco Canyon, Coto de casa, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Foothill Ranch, Dana point, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Tustin