Should I Save or Splurge?

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When you are looking into lower level remodeling in Eden Prairie, you are probably going through website after website (or design magazine after design magazine!), trying to figure out what ideas you like best. Here are a few suggestions on where you should splurge and where you can save a few bucks.

Splurge: Insulation

Invest some money into ceiling insulation during your lower level remodeling project. This helps keep the noise from the upper level from disturbing your home theater experience or disturbing you as you are working in your home office. No matter what purpose your new basement will serve, spending a few extra bucks on ceiling insulation is a good idea.

Splurge: Lighting

Lower levels are usually pretty dark because they are built either entirely or mostly underground, so natural light can be really hard to come by. Overhead lighting is important to factor in to a great lower level remodeling project. And there is a huge variety of overhead lighting on the market these days, so you are sure to find the perfect lighting solution for your needs.

Splurge: Ethernet

During your lower level remodeling project, make sure your Internet is wired into the basement before the drywall is put up. That way, you don’t have to worry about a spotty Internet connection, especially if you are having a home office put in.

Save: Closing off rooms

If your basement is already one big open room, save some money by keeping that room open. If you don’t have to spend money on drywall, studs and other materials like that, that could save you some money in the long run and you can sink that money into another aspect of your lower level remodeling project. Of course, some lower level remodeling projects require rooms to be separated like that, so this might not apply to your project.

Save: Buy in standard sizes

If you are having new cabinets and countertops installed, use standard sized. Sometimes, your lower level remodeling project will require you to have non-standard sizes installed, and we can certainly do that for you! But if you can, go ahead and get standard sized cabinets and counters put in. That way, you can use the money you saved on that to enhance another part of your lower level.

Are you ready to learn more about lower level remodeling in Eden Prairie? Call Titus Contracting at (952) 444-2301, or you can contact us to Schedule a Consultation.