The Basement Specialist

Reclaim your basement! From Basement to Beautiful!

For a beautiful finished basement that fits any home and lifestyle.

Transform your unfinished or previously finished basement into a healthier, comfortable living area.

There's a lot to consider when planning a basement finishing project. Besides what you're going to do with the space - which is the fun part - you need to decide on how you're going to finish or remodel it and what contractor to hire. Basement home remodeling can be a daunting process.

M & B CONTRACTORS INC. can help. With a free design consultation and presentation of various finishing methods, including standard drywall and many basement finishing systems.

Are you remodeling your basement?

Transform your older finished basement into your favorite room in the house. A typical basement becomes damp and musty - not a very pleasant place to spend time.

M & B CONTRACTORS INC. basement remodelers specialize in these transformations — from an amazing home gym to an incredible home theater, family room, home office or more! Call for a free basement design consultation and quote. 570-722-9374 - CELL: 570-242-0113

What to Look for in a Basement

Homeowners looking for basement finishing ideas can easily begin to feel overwhelmed. With all the information out there, it's difficult to know what's best.

Things to Consider

Given below are a few tips and some things that you would have to consider while basement remodeling so that you do not face any comfort, safety or budget problems:

  • It is necessary to ensure that all contractors are certified, qualified and reliable.
  • Before you start the basement remodeling project, you would have to get an energy audit conducted to identify any electrical problems in the area so that there are no problems later on.
  • You would have to check the local building codes to know the size of the windows and emergency exits to meet the requirements.
  • Use area rugs, linoleum and tiles for the basement remodeling. In basements, it might get a little difficult to maintain a carpet.
  • You would have to use better and more lights in the basement since there is very little natural light sources in the area.
  • Even though basements are naturally cooler during summer and warmer in the winter months, you would need additional ventilation for better comfort. Ensure that your basement also has a thermostat.
  • You would have to undertake installation to access ventilation, plumbing and electrical for the upper floor as well as the basement.
  • Consider a horizontal design for the basement. This type of design emphasizes on the length and the width of the room. If you lay the tiles in diagonal patterns, the basement would look wider.
  • It would be necessary to have a full or a half bath in the basement so that you do not have to run upstairs every time you want to use a bathroom.