Basement spaces are great for storage, but there are a plethora of things you can do to enhance it to better suit your needs. Do you need an extra room for when family and friends come to visit? Do you need a home office? Do you need a family or game room? Many homeowners aren’t using their basements to their full potential. More often than not, the basement is a place to leave things that you don’t have a place for or for a cluttered storage space.
Transforming your basement from its current cluttered state into a room that meets your aesthetic and functional needs is a great way to create your ideal home. Monarch Design & Remodeling, a basement remodeling company in Oakton, Virginia, offers custom basement remodeling services. We can handle your entire renovation from beginning to end, from putting together a design that meets your goals all the way through to bringing your vision to life.
A basement remodel is a big project and there are some things you should do to prepare. The biggest thing is to get organized! Keep reading on for six organization tips to get your basement ready for a remodel.
The first thing you should do is go through everything and get rid of things you don’t need. Chances are your basement has been a catch-all for years and there are bound to be several things you can throw away. You might even find a few things you can sell.
The next thing you should do is clean. This can be done as you go through everything. Clean both the space itself and the items you have stored as they probably haven’t been cleaned in a while.
Now that you have sorted through everything and know what you are keeping and everything is cleaned, you can start to put things away. The rest of the steps apply to the “putting away” phase of organizing your basement.
Now that you know what things you are keeping you should make an inventory. This step is a little tedious, but trust us, it is worth it and will make your life easier in the future. Being able to see everything you have at a glance will save you a lot of time. Include where the items live in your inventory for easy finding.
You probably have all of your Christmas decorations in your basement. Keep those items together and in a specific section. Group other similar items together based on what they are used for, seasonality, etc. Storage bins and containers are great for keeping like-items together and staying organized. This extra level of organizing will help you transition through seasons with ease. It will also help with your inventory.
We can’t stress this tip enough. Label everything. If you don’t want to go through the work of creating an inventory and categorizing your items, at least label everything. If you put everything into storage bins and containers label the outside so you know at a glance what is inside to save you from having to open every single one to find what you are looking for.
No matter if you want to turn your basement into a rec room, home theater, or fitness center, trust Monarch Design & Remodeling to create it. As a basement remodeling company in Oakton Virginia, we have a passion for helping our clients transform their lives with gorgeous and functional spaces. With custom basement remodeling services, we can cater our services to fit your needs.
Don’t spend another day with a basement you don’t love. Contact us today to talk about your project.