There are many ways you can improve your basement. It all starts with having no waterproofing or foundation issues, as these will ruin anything else you do in your basement. Pioneer Basement Solutions takes care of homes in Northeast Ohio and helps them improve bowed basement walls, eliminate basement leaks and generally make their basement safer and more useful.
Once that is done, you can do other things to improve your basement as well.
You can get a dehumidifier if your basement still feels damp and humid. This will help dry out the air and make it less likely that you will get mildew on things you store in the basement.
You can add nice flooring, or at the very least you can add nice Floormats in high traffic areas to make it feel less like a basement and to reduce any fall risks. Plus, they look great.
You can paint your walls once you are sure no water damage is going to happen. This can brighten up a dark basement and make it look great.
You can add better lighting or even a drop ceiling to finish the basement space. Better lighting and finished floors and ceilings will really make your old basement an extension of your usable home. If you do finish the ceiling, be sure to use drop tiles so that you can still access the walls, pipes and electrical in the home in case you have a problem or want to make changes.
You can even easily add a bathroom in your basement once it is fixed up and does not have water damage or leaks. If your home is short on bathrooms it is always good to have a backup bathroom in the basement to use when others are not available.
These are just some of the ways you can improve your basement after you address basement waterproofing issues and foundation issues, such as cracked, bowed or deteriorating walls. Give Pioneer Basement Solutions a call to get started on the basics so you can really use your basement in the future.