Steps to Adding a Bedroom to Your Basement

If you have a growing family, you may want to add a new to your house. a can also add more value to your house. If you have space in your , then you should first consider adding the there. Adding a to the basement is much less expensive and time consuming than adding a on to the house. Still, as in any other remodeling project, adding a to the basement takes some time and planning. Properly planned, a basement can be a comfortable, and inviting place.

What Are The Important To Adding A Bedroom To My Basement?

1. When planning a bedroom, you will want to take into consideration some safety factors. Among these factors include an alternate exit from the bedroom, in case the stairway is blocked by fire. With this in mind, it is very wise to have a window that opens (an egress window) or other means of escape from the basement room.

2. You will also want to consider dampness of the basement itself. This dampness can cause all sorts of problems if you are not careful so it is wise to make sure your basement is dried out before proceeding to the next step. You can read more about drying out a basement on our website fixmyownbasement.com.

3. Make sure to clear out the area of the basement where you are planning to add your your room. Remove all items such as sporting equipment, and to give you space to work with.

4. If any new floor covering will be applied, be sure to sweep the existing floor and the floor surface with a commercial or consumer floor cleaner.

5. Plan your walls. Some people add for the walls while others add drywall. With a little extra effort, drywall provides a thicker wall that offers extra protection as well as holding picture frames and other wall art that might not hold up.

6. If you plan on hanging drywall, frame in the bedroom with 2

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