Basements provide homes with additional living space that can be used for a variety of purposes. They can be a guest room, an additional play area for the kids, an added area where you can entertain guests or simply a place to unwind and relax after a long day. Indeed, basements are very useful.
Transforming your basement into additional living space requires a few things: improved security, proper insulation and ventilation and accessibility. Renovation Xperts, a trusted local home renovation company, shares a few things you’ll need to consider when having your basement renovated.
One of the most important things you’ll need to consider is your basement’s security. You can secure your basement with the right choice of doors. A pre-hung door is best for basements that can only be accessed from inside the house. These doors are easy to install and easy to secure with a doorknob lock.
If your basement can be accessed from the outside, basement renovation experts recommend an exterior door made of metal. Steel doors are tough, well-insulated, and last long. They aren’t as expensive as wooden doors, but they provide enough security. Make sure your exterior steel door has a deadbolt for added security.
Windows are crucial to every basement for several reasons. First, they provide adequate ventilation to your basement, preventing moisture buildup that could lead to certain problems. Second, they allow natural light to enter in, illuminating your basement. Third, windows help insulate your basement, preventing moisture from entering.
If your basement’s existing windows are leaking and you notice a draft permeating, it may be time to replace them. Triple-pane windows are a good choice for basements. They are energy-efficient, helping to prevent moisture from entering while allowing sunlight to enter. They are also good at providing ventilation.
If you plan to use your basement as an additional bedroom, the building code requires that you install an egress window. Egress windows are large enough for humans to escape during emergencies.
If you’re looking for a home renovation company to help you with your basement or bathroom renovations, get in touch with Renovation Xperts, LLC. Call us at (202) 933-5284 or fill out our online form for a free no-obligation quote. We serve homeowners in Washington, DC.