Friday, March 9, 2018 / by Ruth Ballantyne
A renovated basement offers more than additional storage space. It can provide a lot of extra room for a growing family, such as space for a gym, home theater, office, guest suite, or a playroom for the kids.
To ensure a comfortable and inviting basement, there are a few project components to consider:
•Insulation will ensure your space is warm and comfortable. For the best results, install a 'stone wool batt' insulation product with the Roxul ComfortBoard IS. This combo is mechanically fastened or adhered to the concrete foundation wall, offering you a higher R-value and better acoustics.
• Drywall will help define the space and make it feel like a part of your home. If you haven't tackled drywall before, consider hiring a pro to ensure your walls are seamless.
• Flooring should be water sealed and covered with an insulated material. There are many products on the market, but consider laying padding before carpet or in-floor heating before tiles.
• Personalize it with finishing touches. Select furniture that can fit down a typically steep staircase and choose items that compliment the rest of your home's décor, making your basement feel like an extension of your living space.