The damage that a bad storm can do to your home can be devastating, and figuring out what to do with damaged rooms in the aftermath of such storms can be quite a daunting task.
However, the best way to push through such a situation is to start moving forward. So, if your basement has been flooded by a storm, this article aims to help guide you through the restoration and renovation process.
Dealing with the Damage
First things first, if you haven’t already called someone in to handle the water damage in your basement, then you’re going to want to call an emergency plumbers service to clear out the area and repair any damage that was done.
Once that’s finished, you’ll want to head downstairs yourself and completely clear out the space. This should effectively give you a “blank canvas” room to work with.
Consider What You Want
Now that you have prepared your basement for renovation, you’ll want to start considering what you want to make of the new space.
There are plenty of options available to you, from a personal art studio to a home cinema. All you need to do is pin down what exactly you want to make of it.
Making a Plan. Once you have an idea in mind for what you want to do with the new room, you’ll probably want to start developing a plan to help you get the job done.
This will help to give you direction in your renovations and allow you to manage your time effectively too.
Get to Renovating
With a plan in hand, you are finally ready to start working on the actual renovation of your basement.
Regardless of what you have decided to do with this space, there are quite a few steps of the renovation process that you are going to need to engage with either way.
Lay the Foundations. To start with, you are going to need to lay the “foundations” of the room.
These are the aspects of the room that absolutely must be in place for you to be able to engage with it properly. Things like plug sockets, flooring, light fixtures, and more.
This is the best time to install these aspects into this room, as it is otherwise entirely empty.
Get the Right Style. Now that the framework of the room is put together, you can start working towards getting the style of the room just right.
There are plenty of elements that contribute to style in this way, from the colors of paint you use to the furniture you include.
Bring in the Furniture. Speaking of furniture, you will want to make sure you bring in the right kind of furniture to create the right feel for your room.
From beanbags in a game room to a projector in a home cinema, the furniture that you use in your new room can impact the way the room feels.
Enjoy Your New Room
Finally, now that you have put the room together fully, you can finally start to simply enjoy it. After all, what is the point of putting a new room together like this if not to enjoy having it available to you afterward.