A Basement Remodel is a fun project, but it requires even more careful planning than other rooms. Besides carrying beams and lally columns, basements have a lot of mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment, pipes, wires, and ductwork. These create odd obstructions and should be accounted for when making floor plans. This is why we always perform space planning for Finished Basements in 3D. This is the only way to see how good the concept really is.
All overhead structures in finished areas will be eventually boxed up in soffits. Our goal is to make sure that those do not negatively impact traffic flow and functionality of the rooms. More so, we want those soffits to look as if they were part of the design. Another goal is to optimize future layout to minimize the construction costs. For instance, by placing a bathroom closer to the existing plumbing.