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Basement remodels have been in high demand this year. Perhaps, after families spending so much time together during the pandemic everyone feels like they need more space. For this family that we are highlighting, they have grown children and grandchildren and were looking for more space to entertain extended family.

The questions are often posed to us…so where do I start with a basement remodel? How can I make a finished basement a budget friendly investment? Chris Legare, owner of Nautilus Construction tackles some of these questions with expertise and experience.

Legare says to start first with the foundation. Does the basement already get wet? Certain foundation issues like soft concrete, cracks in the foundation and exterior grade need to be taken into consideration before the basement remodel begins. Those issues need to be resolved first.

Next, consulting a designer or if you have design plans; existing space is taken into consideration in how to transform the finished basement. The design is created in a way that meets the clients budget needs as well as the purpose of the new spaces. What many people are finding is that if you are looking to add square footage to your home adding or finishing your basement is very cost effective.

The photos here show a recent basement remodel done by Nautilus Construction. This family turned an unfinished basement into a living room/entertainment space, an additional bedroom, new bathroom, a functional laundry room and even a little kitchenette for entertainment purposes. “Finished basements are valuable spaces,” Legare says. If you are looking to redefine and remodel your basement reach out to Chris at Nautilus Construction, 207-230-9514.