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Basement Remodeling Preparation

Basement remodels require you to plan ahead and prepare for your contractors to be moving things in and out of your lower level. The stairwell, entrance way and storage area are the three main areas to focus on. Contractors need to be able to easily get from their truck and into your basement as they are carrying heavy loads of materials and equipment.

For those of you that have open staircases, your preparation is minimal. Open staircases make it easy for contractors to carry large items into your basement. However, if you have walls leading down into your basement, then I would recommend removing any handrails that may get in the way. It would definitely be the helpful thing to do considering the fact that if you leave it there, the contractors will end up contending with it the entire duration of the remodel. If it isn’t done by the homeowner, the contractors may ask to remove it themselves. Why not lend a helping hand?

In addition to stairways, basements are notorious for being the home of storage needs. Even if part of your basement is being used for a bedroom or home gym, the chances that you still have boxes of old junk, clothes, and other seasonal items is usually high considering that the basement is such a great place to get things out of view. It all depends on what type of remodel you having done and what areas of the basement will be worked on, but it is generally a good idea to move all the storage out of the basement and out of the contractors' path. Think of it this way, once the remodel is done, you won’t have the room to store all the same items anyways. You may not have anywhere to move the storage, but it’s still worth it to try and think ahead.

Preparing For Basement Remodeling Contractors

Lastly, take the time to consider how the contractors will be traveling into and out of your basement and to their trucks. Do you have fences that are in the way, tables or chairs blocking the walking path, rugs that are easy to trip on, or doors that are hard to get through? Basement remodels will require contractors to run up and down the stairs many times in a given work day so having a clear pathway is crucial and will benefit your remodel as well.

The basic idea is to remove any and everything that might get in the way of your contractors as they remodel your basement. You might also want to remove anything valuable just to be on the safe side. As you are handling all of these preparations, you may think of other small things to help out and if you aren't sure if you should do it, ask your basement contractor. After all, it’s the basement contractor that will know what he may or may not need, and he can also tell you anything else that you can do to expedite your basement remodel.

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Basement Remodeling Preparation

Preparing For Basement Remodeling
Basement remodels require you to plan ahead and prepare for your contractors to be moving things in and out of your lower level. The stairwell, entrance way and storage area are the three main areas to focus on. Contractors need to be able to easily get from their truck and into your basement as they are carrying heavy loads of materials and equipment.

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Planning Your Basement Remodel

Planning Your Basement Remodel
As you may have heard plenty of times before, “planning ahead” is definitely the most crucial step to a remodeling project. Homeowners that go into a home remodeling project ill-prepared and unaware usually end up dealing with higher costs in job quality, later due dates, higher project costs and a major headache. Needless to say, the planning/permitting process, and negotiating construction start dates are hard to fit into the same building season unless you plan ahead!

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Working With Basement Remodeling Contractors

Hiring a Basement Remodeler
Basement remodeling contractors are a little different from other contractors that you may hire. First of all, they are typically hired to make an enhancement to your home, as opposed to most contractors that are hired to correct problems or perform maintenance. It’s usually exciting to have a basement contractor working on your home because you can anticipate your living space becoming bigger and better.

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