Cellar conversions could be very beneficial for you instead of moving into another place. The basement nowadays is very popular as an extension to your home. You can create a place for recreation or work, a home theater, a gym, an office, a playroom or a place for your business meetings.
A dry basement could be a key to putting up successful cellar conversions. When you know that your basement has a persistent dampness, then the first thing that you are going to do is to manage the water that occupies it. Though there are certain things you can do by yourself by keeping your basement dry, there are still problems that only a professional waterproofing contractor can do.
Mechanical equipments are also an issue to deal with such as electrical conduit, heating ducts and pipes. If you have the difficulty in rerouting the pipes, then there are other alternatives, like painting the pipes together with the décor so that it would blend in nicely. One of the things that you should keep in mind is to have a heater or possibly cool the area.
Dehumidification is really needed for your cellar conversions. You should cooperate with the contractor so that you will know what are the things involved in the system for the basement. This is commonly an easy work if the system is large enough for the increased load.
Since there is only a minimal amount of light that would pass through the basement, you should make sure to provide an artificial lighting. Some basement has a higher ceiling that would accommodate a natural light just enough to provide a nice cellar conversions for your home.