|Finishing the basement in our Milton MA home has been on our list to-do’s for quite some time now. While we were in the process of shopping and researching, we knew exactly what we were looking for out of the currently unused basement space. My husband and I were looking for a company that specializes in finishing basements and could give us the look we were looking for in a new finished basement. It was important for us to have the same look as the rest of the house with walls, ceilings and flooring that matched the look of the other walls, ceilings and floors in our home. A livable space that would add value to our home (certainly not de-value the home), that provide a return on our investment if we are to sell the house down the line, and serve us and our (expanding family) well for years to come with comfort and style. We often find ourselves hosting friends and family frequently so it was important guests would be able to gather in this space.|
After comparing basement companies around the area (Boston/South Shore), and getting multiple quotes, it was clear that when we came across KAKS Basement Finishing and Design that they were able to meet all of our criteria and in some ways they exceeded our criteria! From start to finish, the team at KAKS were easy to work with, transparent with what was getting done and when, and their professionalism impressed us! The owner was very knowledgeable about the high quality materials that he would be installing into our home and answered all of our (many) questions with confidence.
Now living in the space and the kids having multiple playdates with their friends for almost one full year, it looks as great as it did on the first day it was installed. Knowing that the materials will not deteriorate and mold & mildew or flooding will never be an issue
gives us peace of mind. Their warranties are unbeatable, their customer service is unbeatable, and they have our seal of approval! Anyone who is in the market for a finished basement should look no further than KAKS Basement Finishing and Design! Believe me I will be promoting them all over social media!
Spring… I know we all can’t wait for it to get here every year. Goodbye snow… I love seeing it melt. Can’t wait for grass growing, flowers blooming, longer days, more sunshine, we all have so many plans for Spring. Spring cleaning is definitely on my list and after the long winter we’ve had, I’m looking forward to getting down into my basement and finally cleaning it out. Living in Norwell Massachusetts i know how important it is to keep an eye out for any cracks or leaks in a basement, especially with all the snow melting around the foundations outside, and I for one, will be moving out most of my useless storage and preparing the space for a Basement finishing.
Recently, I came across information about this basement company regarding Mold and Mildew Proof Basement Finishing Systems that are available. Because water and humidity in the basement seem pretty hard to avoid it caught my attention right away . What they were talking about was everything that i have been concerned about when thinking about finishing my basement. Wow finally someone figured it out, and i could not believe that here they are located less than 2 miles away from my home on the South Shore in Hanover Ma. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for, who wouldn’t want walls that are made specifically for the basement that are waterproof and mold and mildew proof? A nice design plan for the basement is NOW a great idea, so this Spring, I plan on moving forward with that long overdue basement remodel? The info below is from the Kaks Basement website www.impressivebasementsboston.com this is just a little sample of what they talk about, if you want to know anything about finishing a basement this is the place!
First tip: Keep an eye out for mold. Mold needs a source to grow, and there are five ingredients necessary for mold growth – food source, air, moisture, suitable temperature, and a surface to grow on. Paper, wood and other organic materials like carpet, for example, are conducive to mold and mildew growth. Drywall is lined with paper, studs are usually made of pine wood, definitely not suitable materials for the basement since mold growth in basement walls is a serious home health concern. Long-standing moisture problems can lead to decay, resulting in structural damage to the house. Have it checked by a professional, then choose a basement wall finishing company that specializes in building basements with proper materials.
Second: A good dehumidifier is recommended for the basement at all times to control moisture in the air. Keeping the humidity low is key. Air quality in the basement is important. Go with certified green, eco-friendly materials that aren’t detrimental to the basement.
Last tip: The cost of a full Basement Finishing System is about the same as a conventional drywall basement. That seems hard to believe, until you get a price from a basement refinishing company with all electrical, waterproof flooring and better quality materials than a general contractor could give. Go get a free basement evaluation, and not from the local handyman.
NOW, my basement plan is for drywall-free walls and yes, a plastered wall finish, with a relaxing, light paint color. With having the same looking walls from upstairs in the downstairs basement: strong, durable, plus mold and mildew-proof, and paintable! Once it’s finished, it will be a seamless look into my new family room, and cleaning the basement should finally be a breeze. No more dreaming about it…
Spring is reminding me that it’s time to get started and clean out the basement.
“We have three sons, Jeffrey, Miles, and Andrew,” John said. “And they are non-stop. When I say they are always, always on the go, I mean it. They have so much energy. They literally bounce off the walls. That’s why we decided to have the basement renovated into a play space for them – but I wanted to be sure that the walls could stand up to my active boys.”
There are numerous basement wall finishing systems available. However, they don’t all off the same level of durability and mold resistance. When comparing basement wall systems, it becomes clear that Kaks Wall is the only wall that is actually dent proof. Some other brands claim to be dent resistant; they may be able to stand up to an occasional knock here or there, but they’re just not made for life with very active young children.
“I appreciate the fact that Kaks Walls are stain and mold proof,” said Beth, the boys’ mother. “Miles and Andrew both have allergies, and I don’t need them being exposed to mold. Knowing that the walls are actually designed to stop mold growth in its tracks gives me tremendous peace of mind.”
“Durability, mold-resistance, and easy to clean were our top three criteria when it came time to choosing a basement wall system for our Boston home,” John said. “Kaks basement wall system excelled in all three areas, and it was extremely competitive price wise. Of all the decisions we’ve made in our home, this was definitely one of the best!”
Having the basement in your Boston home transformed into a home gym, extra living space, private movie theater, or other feature that increases the joy and happiness you derive from your home is now easier than ever. The use of basement wall systems is the smartest, most cost effective way to finish spaces that often have functional but unattractive cement or cinder block walls. When considering basement wall systems, look for these essential 4 must-have features:
1) Durability: Quality matters. We’ve learned that newly finished basements are often the busiest spaces in the home, as family members take the time to truly enjoy their new room. In home gyms, dance studios, and children’s play rooms in particular, it’s essential that your basement wall system can stand up to any accidental contact. Choose a high quality, durable Boston basement wall system.
2) Mold & Mildew Resistance: Basements can be damp, and dampness is mold’s favorite thing. Obviously no one wants mold and mildew growing in their finished basement. The best basement wall systems feature integrated mold and mildew resistance, which means you don’t have to worry about ugly, unhealthy mold.
3) Innovative Look: Choose a basement wall system that features today’s hottest design features: paintable panels that create a seamless look. Match your decor downstairs to the style choices you make throughout the rest of your home. Removable panels give access to critical systems as needed without disturbing the finish!
4) Eco-Friendly Insulation: This benefit may not look like much, but you’ll love it when it comes time to pay for heating and cooling your home! Choosing a basement wall system that provides an extra layer of insulation: it’s the smartest decision you can make.