You don’t have to own tons of cash to be able to undergo basement construction. Your dream basement need not cost you an arm and a leg. You can still be able to enjoy all the extra space you have without breaking your budget.
Basement Construction advice:
1. If you are certain you can handle, then do the job yourself. You don’t have to hire a general contractor to do everything for you. A handy do-it-yourself person will be able to handle the less complicated areas of basement construction. But if you think you are in way over your head with the construction, then it’s time to call that contractor.
Some jobs you can do yourself could be painting the dry wall and installing the floor boards. These tasks are not too difficult and it will certainly make you appreciate your basement more because you actually put some effort into it.
2. If you have to hire a general contractor for all the work, start your construction during winter. During warmer months, construction workers are much busier and don’t need the work as much as they do during the winter when work is more scarce. Therefore, you may be able to get work done for a cheaper rate.
3. Save money on materials. There are a lot of alternative materials that work just as well as their expensive counterparts. It pays to do your research. You can always opt for the cheaper materials but make sure you aren’t placing your life in danger with flimsy materials.
A good example would be if installing a suspended ceiling or a drywall on your ceiling is too costly for you, you can use bamboo or match stick blinds to conceal the wires, pipes and ductwork. Other alternatives you can use are faux wood paneling or heavy fabric.
4. Use painting tips and tricks to give the impression of space. If you feel too cramped in your basement, then you can use some painting tips to trick your eye into thinking that there is more space. It is a good idea to paint your basement in a light color because dark colors tend to make the room look smaller.
Basement construction need not be an expensive project as long as you do the proper research before starting. Following these tips will save you some money which can be used to buy things to fill up your new basement.