With the arrival of the holiday season comes holiday decoration. The season also comes with hosting family and friends for gatherings to celebrate the season and each other - and what better area of your home to do this in than the basement? While the basement wasn't initially meant to be nothing other than a space to house HVAC equipment, finishing it can open up a lot more usable living space within your home. However, it's important to finish it or remodel it the right way so your holiday gatherings - or any other gathering you host throughout the year - don't turn into a total bust.
In this post, we'll take a closer look at how you can transform your basement into the ultimate gathering and guest hosting space this holiday season, with expert design suggestions to custom lighting tips. Here's a closer look:
How to Transform Your Basement For the Holidays
WaterproofingThe first step to transforming your basement - whether it's for the holiday season or not - is to first make sure that it's properly waterproofed. Being that basements are the lowest level of the property, they tend to be damp and susceptible to water intrusion. And a finished basement that takes on water is likely to require significant restoration and even mold remediation work, potentially undoing the work of any previous basement renovation. We encourage you to be proactive when it comes to your basement space and eliminate water intrusion and mold growth from happening altogether. Our Forever Wall Technology can help you achieve this. This unique wall technology injects spray foam insulation between metal studs to effectively seal off the property from moisture intrusion.
Whether you're remodeling your basement or looking to finish it this holiday season, taking that important first step to waterproof it will save you a lot of headache in the long-term and offer you peace of mind for as long as you're living in the home.
Optimized LayoutsOne of the great things about a basement renovation is that it can help create additional functional living space within your home. And this space can come in particularly handy when you're hosting guests for the holidays. So perhaps you opt to divide the basement so part of it is a kitchen and wet bar, while the remaining space is a living room area? Or maybe you leave a corner open where you can put your Christmas tree, menorah or other holiday decoration up? Or maybe you incorporate a guest room for visitors? The options for how you arrange your layout are truly endless.
Custom LightingBeing on the lower level of the home, basements by nature are dark areas. And while you may have the luxury of some windows to allow natural light in, lighting also becomes essential. Recessed lighting tends to be among the most popular choices in basements, but a true basement transformation also leaves it open to other lighting possibilities, namely during the holiday season. For instance, you can purchase colored bulbs to install into recessed lighting or incorporate twinkling lights to better get your household in the holiday spirit.
Contact Matrix Home Solutions TodayFor more information on how to transform your basement for the holidays, contact Matrix Home Solutions today. With an expert design staff standing by and Forever Wall Technology to help with waterproofing, we'll help transform your basement into the holiday space you've always yearned for while also ensuring it's able to serve a functional purpose beyond the season as well. Contact us today for more information.
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