Common Mistakes While Planning a Lower Level Remodeling Project

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As a company that specializes in lower level remodeling in Eden Prairie, we have helped countless homeowners with their basement renovations. Over the years, we have seen some of the same errors while planning their new lower level. Here are several things you should think about while you’re planning and designing your lower level remodeling project.

Your Electronics

Are you planning on making your new lower level into a home entertainment area, or maybe a bar where your friends and family can hang out together? Then you are going to want to factor in your big electronics into your lower level remodeling ideas. If you have a big-screen TV, keep in mind that the TV itself and any cables will take up some space. Plan in advance where you want these gadgets to go so there are no surprises and you don’t have to worry about needing a long extension cord to plug everything in. You will also want to make sure you understand what wiring needs to be pre-wired prior to sheetrock so there will be no need for wall repair later.

Access Points

Utilities like your water and electricity all have access points. This is where your water shut off valve and circuit breaker is located. So when you’re coming up with your lower level remodeling plan, make sure you keep these areas in mind. You don’t want to plan to put a huge and heavy sofa right in front of your electrical panel, for example.

Building Materials

You know the old cliché “you get what you pay for”? This holds true during a lower level remodeling project. It might be tempting to skimp on insulation, for example, but buying higher quality insulation will help keep your basement comfortable all year round, and you could also see some savings on your heating and cooling bills.

Be Flexible

Remember that local and state building codes and regulations trump everything else. A lower level remodeling company like Titus Contracting has to make sure that everything we build or remodel is up to those codes. So make sure that, when you are planning your new basement, you keep this in mind. We will work with you to make sure as many of your ideas are in your final design plans as possible. But if your plans go against code or regulations, then we will let you know and come up with another solution that will make you happy.

Do you want more information on lower level remodeling in Eden Prairie? Call Titus Contracting at (952) 444-2301 or contact us to Schedule a Consultation.