Want To Update Your Old Basement? What To Know

12 October 2017
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When the house you live in is older and outdated, it can be difficult to add modern features on your own to try to update the space. If you have an old home and you want to finish the basement and turn it into a great media space where you can watch movies, sporting events and other things, you may want to contact a home electrician to make some changes. Here are some things that the electrician can do to help turn the space into what you want it to be.

Screen and Projection Installation

You need to install a screen somewhere in the basement, or you can choose to use a flat wall for a projection picture. A screen that has an easy to use projector will look great to get a theater style picture in the space, and it will help to enlarge the picture of anything you want to watch without jeopardizing the quality of what you are watching.

New Lighting

The lighting in the space can make a big difference in how you can use the basement, how much room you have in the space, and what the basement looks like. Talk with the home electrician about adding some canned lighting along the ceiling so you can turn off overhead lighting, and have the light switches changed to units that are on dimmers.

Surround Sound

Installing a surround sound system isn't something that you want to do on your own, and it's something that has to be done carefully to make sure you can hear the sound evenly in the space, and so you don't blow out the speakers or subwoofer. Talk with the home electrician about getting the sound spread evenly throughout the area where everyone will sit and lounge to watch the shows on the screen.

The electrician may suggest that you make other changes to your basement living space to get the best results when you make this upgrade and change to basement space. You may also need to add another breaker box, or make changes to your current breaker box, to support the additional electrical components you're going to be running in the space. If you are ready to make some changes and you want to get a basement that is fun and enjoyable to use, upgrade all of the features in the space, and have an electrician make the necessary electrical changes.