A home basement is a space that has a lot of untapped potential and you can get more from this space by getting it finished. In this post, we’re going to share a few reasons why it’s a good idea to finish your basement.
More Usable Space
An unfinished basement is not an ideal place to spend your time. When you choose to finish your basement, you can make the space more comfortable and more functional. In most cases, a finished basement would not meet the technical requirements to be considered living space, but for all practical purposes, it can be turned into a space that is more like the rest of the home. If you are looking for more space for relaxing when you are at home or for entertaining guests, a finished basement is a good option to meet this lifestyle– even if it does not meet the requirements to be listed as living space.
Lots of Options
One of the things that is so nice about getting your basement finished is that you have so many options for what you can do with the space! It is not like the rest of the home, where a remodel would require removing old materials or adapting existing designs to accommodate the changes. The basement is essentially a blank slate where you can do any number of projects to make the space more useful. You could build an entertainment room, a playroom for the kids, guests rooms for when your family or friends come over, you could even add an extra bathroom; it all depends on your vision of the coompleted space.
Adds Value to the Home
If you were to sell your home in the future, a finished basement would add value to the resale of your home. You might not be allowed to include the space in your finished basement as living space when you list the home, but a finished basement can act as a selling point. Even if it isn’t technically living space, homebuyers will be able to see the value of having additional finished space.
Good Value for Remodeling
A finished basement offers one of the best values for your home remodeling dollar. You get more for your money per square foot, and these projects offer one of the best returns on investment when you compare them to other remodeling projects. If you are looking for the home remodeling project that will you give you the most bang for your buck, finishing your basement is one of the top projects we recommend.
A finished basement is a project that has a lot to offer. You get more usable space, you can get creative with the floorplan and uses of the space, and it offers one of the best home equity values when compared to other home improvement projects. All in all, finished basements are a good alternative for homeowners who want more space, but either can’t afford or can’t get obtain zoning permits for an addition.
Have you been wanting to finish your basement in your home but don’t have the time or know where to start? Cinergy Homes and Remodeling is here to help, give us a call today for your free estimate!