5 Things a Basement Should Have: Basement Remodeling Ideas

5 Basement Remodeling Must-Haves

Hello, everybody. I’m Caleb with Dansie Design Build in Herriman, Utah. Today, I want to discuss the top five things that should go into every basement remodeling project to ensure they turn out nice. Let’s jump right in.

#1: Natural Lighting

Number one on the list is natural lighting. Let as much natural light as you can down in the basement. There are a lot of ways to do this.

The first one is having large window wells to let the light come down from the sun outside. Also, manage the landscaping in your yard to ensure it doesn’t get overgrown or filled with other things to block the light.

Also, you could build a basement walkout entry and install a door with a full lite glass frame in the door to let a lot of light in that way as well.

#2: HVAC

Number two is good air conditioning, ventilation, and heating. Good HVAC in your basement looks like enough heat supply, and cold air returns from your furnace to circulate plenty of air and keep it at a comfortable temperature.

We also need to ensure that we have fans in the bathrooms for exhaust and that the ventilation and circulation in there keep the basement from getting muggy.

#3: Waterproof Flooring

Number three is waterproof flooring. So, my favorite waterproof flooring will be tile. It’s fantastic in basements. If they ever get flooded out, or anything happens to your basement, tile can withstand the water the best out of anything.

Another great flooring option is carpet. Again, if you ever get flooded, carpet is easy to peel up, air dry, and then put back in.

The other one is waterproof LVPs, which are luxury vinyl plank flooring. They look a lot like wood, though they’re not entirely flood-proof. They’re waterproof for spills and resistant to minor incidences.

#4: Sound Dampening

Number four is sound dampening. Sound dampening is significant for your floor and your basement. This way, you can have some isolation between the rooms and between the upstairs and the downstairs of the house.

Insulation, of course, matters. You can check out another blog about it for basement ceiling and walls.

#5: Space Dividers

Number five is space dividers. They’re not always walls, though they divide spaces very well. Dividers can also be transitions in the flooring from one type to another to indicate in your mind that those rooms are for different uses. It can help with the cohesiveness, functionality, and feeling you have in your basement.

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Have a great rest of your day. Bye.


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  • Basement walkout entrance pricing
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  • How to avoid the most costly mistakes while finishing a basement




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  • Pricing to include a bathroom, a kitchen, a laundry room, or open square footage
  • Basement walkout entrance pricing
  • How to avoid the most costly mistakes while finishing a basement