Common Basement Remodel Mistakes to Avoid

A finished basement is one of the most common things we see on buyers’ “want” lists. Whether you’re looking to remodel your basement to increase your home’s value or for added living space, there are some things you should know before diving in. Here are the top basement remodel mistakes that the York Companies team wants to help you steer clear of:

Not leaving space for storage

One of the most common basement remodel mistakes is not leaving room for storage. We know it’s exciting to finish your basement, and you want to make the entire space beautiful, but keep your needs in mind. Most of us need a room to store equipment, summer furniture in the winter, holiday decorations, etc. 

Overlooking moisture

Basements are especially prone to flooding. Finding an experienced contractor who provides open communication is key to minimizing the risks. Don’t spend money on new floors without understanding your moisture situation first. 

Not thinking through the floor plan

There are countless basement layouts to choose from, from open floor plans to creating rooms for guests and offices. Poor planning is the top basement remodel mistake. Before you begin your project, make a list of your needs and wants for the space. Work with your contractor to decide a layout that makes sense. 

Come to York Companies for the best basement remodeling in Kansas City

Not hiring York Companies is one of the biggest basement remodel mistakes you can make! Our experienced team of professionals can create a basement tailored to your needs while staying on track with your budget and timeframe. We take great pride in our work and value building relationships with customers, so you’ll never feel excluded or lost during your project. 


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