Your Child Deserves Their Own Place to Have Fun & Be Creative
Children’s Basement Play Area Renovation
It’s important for all children to have a space to burn off their energy, get creative, and have fun. That’s what makes a basement play area renovation such a great idea. There are so many different things you can do to give your child designated zones to explore and play.
The best part of having a playroom in the basement is that it keeps children’s toys (and noise) out of your main living area. You can go simple with minimal furnishings allowing you to change things up as your child grows. Better yet, you can go with themed zones based on their interests, like a ballet bar and mirrors for your tiny dancer or a home library for your little bookworm.
Considerations for Your Basement Play Area Renovation
There are several important factors to keep in mind when organizing a basement playroom renovation. While many people focus on the furnishings and finishing details they want in the space, there are also other concerns, like safety and waterproofing. Forgetting about these details can cost you big time down the road. Here are some things you need to consider as you plan a play area for your children.
- Town Building Codes – The building codes vary for each town in Connecticut, so you will want to know what is and isn’t permitted before you get far along in the planning process. A good contractor or architect can help you sort through this and avoid any issues.
- Moisture – The first issue you need to investigate in any basement renovation. If there is a current leak or condensation problem, you’ll want to have it fixed before the work begins. Water damage to equipment is the last thing you want to worry about in converting your basement into a home office. Just remember, there is a difference between dealing with standing water and moisture coming through a crack or seam in your foundation versus humidity or damp air in the basement. Be sure to talk to your contractor to get guidance and options.
- Flooring – Another health and safety issue to concern yourself with is the flooring options. You’ll want to pick a flooring option that provides cushioning for warmth and fall protection. If you’re worried about durability, there are various options that can work for your needs.
- Color scheme and lighting – Picking the wrong color scheme can make an already dark basement seem even more like a dungeon. Unless you’re going for a medieval castle vibe, you should think about using bright colors to lighten up the space. You should treat your lighting with the same factors in mind.
- Storage – Whether educational, sentimental or simply fun, children usually have a lot of things. An efficiently organized playroom will often get more use than a messy and cluttered one. Built-in storage options will keep your playroom from becoming too chaotic.
- Space – Keep in mind that not all of the space in your basement is available for the playroom. Mechanical equipment, electrical and plumbing lines, and building codes may dictate how much space you have to use. A good contractor can help define the usable space and help you come up with the best options to optimize it.
How to Get Started with a Connecticut Children’s Play Area Renovation Team Near You
Asking friends and family members for recommendations for a quick internet search can yield a lot of results for local basement renovation teams skilled in building a children’s play area. You can use an internet browser, like Google, or social media or Angie’s List to find and compare several companies near you. Read through several of the ratings and reviews that previous customers have left for several contractors to find the one that will give you the best value. Be sure to look for licensed and insured companies to protect your investment
Once you’ve found the company to contact, you should prepare a few things before you reach out. Have a rough idea of your plan on hand to go over with the professionals. Be prepared that what you envision for your space may change according to the codes and standards that must be followed.
The Better Built Basements Difference
What is different about Better Built Basements? We give you the plans that include show all the wall locations, the type of ceilings, window locations, and show the layout of the unfinished space and the space to be finished. Also, other than a plumber (which may not be needed for your project), everyone who works on your project will be a Better Built Basement employee. We don’t use sub-contractors for any of the projects we undertake.
Better Built Basements is a professional basement renovation company in Berlin, Connecticut area. You can contact us by calling (860) 829-8587. Our social media pages reflect the latest in basement renovation news ideas.
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