Home remodeling is an exciting and horrifying thing to go through. Yes, you want everything to look as you want it to, but do you really want to go through the process to make it look that way? Probably not. My blog is all about surviving a renovation project in your home. You will learn tips that will make it an easier process for your entire family. I have even included some easy to follow instructions for creating a make-shift kitchen to help you survive kitchen renovations without getting to know the pizza delivery guy more than you should.
If you are planning on finishing your basement, this can add a lot more space to your home that needs to be cleaned. To make this task easier, what if you could clean the basement with a hose. Using waterproof materials and a good design can make cleaning a breeze, as well as protect your home from water damage. Here are some ideas to give your basement a unique finish that is simple to clean:
1. Composite Cabinets And Solid Surface Counter Tops
There may be cabinets and other custom carpentry that you want to add to your basement. Cabinets can now be made with waterproof composites, which can make these features water resistant. In addition, solid surface counter tops can be an affordable and easy to clean option to add to your basement remodeling project. In addition to these features, you may want to consider having cabinetry installed on feet to make cleaning easier.
2. Waterproof Flooring And Leveling To Allow Water To Drain
The flooring in your basement is one of the most important choices you will have to make. You do not want to use flooring that is susceptible to damage from water, such as carpet and woods. Instead, consider more durable options like tile or epoxy floors. You can also use a floor leveling material and drains to make your basement easy to rinse out with a garden hose. If you plan on cleaning using this method, make sure the base of walls are finished with a waterproof material.
3. Protect Areas Like Theaters And Electronics With Outdoor Doors
There may be some areas in your basement with electronics, mechanicals and other features you want to protect from water. In these areas, consider installing exterior types of doors and hardware. You can also add weather stripping to areas like cabinets that may contain materials you want to protect from moisture. Keep these areas separate from larger areas that you want to be able to clean with a garden hose or pressure washer. You may also want to consider a raised floor for areas like mechanical rooms.
Tip: When cleaning anywhere in your home with water, let the area dry by opening the windows when you finish. This will reduce problems with humidity and moisture.
These are some ideas that you may want to consider to make your basement space easy to clean and water resistant. If you need help with these ideas, contact a home addition service, such as Priore Custom homes and Renovations, to help you with these improvements to your basement remodeling project.