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What Makes A Successful Custom Basement Remodel?


The one thing that makes you who you are is that you are unique and different from everyone else. So when you get ready to remodel a basement in Lancaster County, it should be unique to you, in other words, custom done.


Cookie Cutter Does Not Mean Custom

You want it to meet your needs, and at the same time complete your vision of what you want your basement remodel to be. Any company that does basement remodels can put up some sheetrock and paint and call it custom. But, in actuality, that would be cookie cutter. At MBC Remodeling, we specialize in custom remodels. We will take your ideas and create the dream you have in mind for your basement remodel.

Find Your Inspiration

Now that you have decided to remodel your basement, you might not even have a clue what a custom basement remodel would look like for you. There are some popular choices that people use for their remodeled basement. All it takes to know what you would like for your remodeled basement is an idea of what would give you the most enjoyment in the long-term – and be a good investment for your home’s value. Find your inspiration in images or visit with a remodeling company. At MBC Remodeling, we have galleries of images of previous basement remodels for you to browse. We have ideas you might like, but we are more than ready to listen to your ideas, too.

Start At The Top

A good way to remodel a basement is to start at the top. You might have a door that goes down into your basement that reminds you of entering a really big closet. You can create a completely different feel as you go into your basement by adding a custom handrail or an even more grand entry with a curved stairway that will not only be safer, it will add beauty to the whole room. You can go from entering a huge closet to a room that leads you to a comfortable sitting area that overlooks an awesome view out of your windows – or a complete new kitchen/family room area to gather together in complete with an awesome island.

Room To Fit Your Needs

There are a couple of things you will want to consider before you start to remodel a basement in Lancaster County. First, what plus would it add to your home? An entertainment area may be what you are needing. A media room complete with a home theater might be your dream. If you just want a place to hang out with your friends, then you can add a game room complete with a pool table and bar. If you would rather add a more practical space, such as guest quarters or an awesome new master suite, a different floor plan will be in order. A game room has need for a more open floor plan while a guest room will call for smaller, more divided floor plan.

Special Features

The goal when doing a basement remodel is to create a new living space. There are special features that can make that space amazing. You can add a fireplace as a focal point to the room. Fireplaces always add warmth to the decor of any room. If you are adding a master suite or guest quarters you might want to add a custom tub or shower. You can create an awesome spa area to relax in at the end of a long day. Another feature that is popular in basement remodels is adding a wall of patio doors or windows that open out to a deck or patio area. This makes an inviting area to spend time with friends and give that luxurious feel to what started out as just a big room.


Basements don’t usually have much personality. If you are ready to give your basement a much-needed makeover, call us at MBC Remodeling. We turn dull, drab, useless basements into showrooms. You tell us what your dream basement remodel is and we will transform it. So, fill out our online form or call us today for a free consultation.


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