Create the Plan
We consulted with this Havertown area client to create a drawing of their proposed basement remodel. The plan called for an enclosed heater area, a storage area, and a powder room. The great open area would then be framed to enclose the new living area. The requirement included, as always, modern outlet spacing and lighting for a completed living space.
Electrify the Living Space
Today’s remodels are planned to meet the power requirements of modern life. The plan included lighting controlled in 4 sections by 4 separate switches. In order to accommodate this requirement we removed the insulation between the joists to run wires. Also we ran more wiring around the room for new electrical outlets, TV’s and charging stations. These outlets were placed approximately every 8 feet around all walls. Additionally 2 special outlets were placed for freezer units.
Separate Storage Area
We made a storage area by enclosing a section along the wall where the heater was located. Our carpenters framed the enclosure and covered it with drywall and hung two large bi-fold doors for access. This design also met the requirement to conceal the heater and air conditioning units. This storage space also had enough room to build a large wall-attached shelving unit. And there was also ample floor space for box storage as well. Additionally, we enclosed the space under the stairs and hung a door at one end for access.
Add a Powder Room
The plan included a powder room making the space a living area. The powder room was proposed as approximately 6’ x 8’ and with a sink and a toilet. We used a special toilet that could be used with a waste pump to move the waste upward to the soil pipe. This was necessary because the soil line ran horizontally midway up the basement wall. Both the sink and toilet waste pipe flows were merged and then pumped uphill to the soil pipe.
Completing the Project
The perimeter of the basement was filled with insulation between the framing and the exterior walls. Also the heat/air duct work was insulated before they were covered with drywall. The lighting in this large basement consisted of twenty some high hats evenly spaced to provide sufficient light for someone to read, study and easily see whatever they were doing. Please also see our basement remodel page. We can do a similar basement remodeling project for you in Havertown or the surrounding areas.