When remodelling their homes, many homeowners overlook their basements or leave them as the last item on their priority list. However, there are many benefits derived from having finished basements that, if you think of them, you will most likely change your mind and put your basement among the first items on your to-do list.
Think of the following advantages of having a finished basement:
It creates extra usable space in your house. Remodelling your basement won´t interfere with your daily life, you can maintain your regular life while the basement is being transformed. Something that doesn´t happen when remodelling your actual living space.
An adequately finished basement eliminates the common issues of damp and mould. It has an enormous impact on the overall financial value of your home, although the square footage of basements tends not to be considered for sale purposes, they certainly affect the minds of the buyers positively. After all, they are buying a much larger home, and who doesn´t like that? You can create a space where your teens can gather with their friends safely, without needing to be out there. Besides, if properly isolated, they won´t disturb you or your neighbours while listening to the favourite music.
If you have kids, you could create a playroom where they can enjoy all their toys and games. You could also add some things like a pool table, a ping-pong table, or think of any other leisure time activity you could enjoy together, encouraging entertaining family time.
There are many uses you can give to a finished basement. For instance you could create your own office, or the crafting or artistic atelier you always dreamed of.
If you need to bring home your elder parents, or your young adult kid wants to live independently, nothing better than having a finished basement that provides them the privacy they need, while knowing you are just a knock away.
In some cases, a contractor will help you wind separate outside entrances, which can be used as a standalone department you could rent as a separate unit.
Remodelling your basement is not as expensive as you may think. If you are a handyman, there are lots of things you will easily be able to do yourself, although you might need a technician for some more delicate issues such as electrical wiring, water pipes, or tiling, to mention a few.
Depending on the location, you might use your finished basement as a storage space as well as a tornado shelter.
The list of advantages of having a finished basement could go on and on. However, there is a definite conclusion, having your basement finished regardless of your purposes will be worth it every effort and every dollar spent.