A well planned basement reconstruction will definitely enhance your lifestyle. It is important that before you start, you need to have a plan. Either you want an additional bathroom, a laundry room, an extra bedroom, a wine cellar, a home theater to impress your friends, or another receiving room, a plan is necessary before you start the reconstruction. How to finish a basement will never be a question if you have definite sketch of what you want, list of the materials that you will be needing, and who will do the renovation and reconstruction, will you be doing it or a contractor. Remember that budgeting is closely tied to the planning process. Your choice of the job yourself or employing the services of a professional contractor will influence the cost and allotted time to complete the basement renovation. You will definitely save few dollars if you put your own renovation talents to work. Very important for the success of the basement is the family cooperation. But let professionals with work permits do the electricity and plumbing. If a problem occurs, they should have insurance that cover damages. It should be a fun activity for the family if full coordination and cooperation is assured. Decorations must also be planned ahead. Try contemporary designs or perhaps traditional, or maybe a warm and relaxed country style decorations for the basement ambience. Search the market for the new paint tints and wallpaper motifs that will create a cozy décor depending on your selected basement motif.