Considering turning an unfinished basement or crawlspace into a more appealing area in your home? Tired of damp or dark spaces that can only be used for junk storage? There are many tangible benefits to finishing your basement or crawlspace. Below are a few reasons you may want to give yourself the gift of a finished basement in the new year.
Nothing adds more usable space to your home than finishing the basement, and the project is far more affordable than other remodeling projects when comparing the square-foot renovation costs.
Open Floor Plans
Because the basement is an open space, you have the ability to make the space anything you like without the hassle of knocking down walls or removing existing features. The basement is the perfect space to add the features you are missing upstairs, whether you want a game room, a playroom or a home theater.
Increase The Home’s Value
The overall value of your home is impacted by many factors, including the usable space indoors. A home that features a finished basement is very attractive to buyers, allowing you to earn more when selling your home.
Transforming your basement into an open, inviting space is a simple way to enjoy your home. Families with finished basements often say it is their favorite space in the home.
Space for Guests
A finished basement can easily become a guest apartment for family and friends to enjoy. The space is often large enough for a living room, kitchen or kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom, allowing your guests to feel at home, whether they are visiting for a night or for an extended time.
Whether you want a big screen television, a state of the art gaming center, or a space to relax and watch movies with the kids, the basement is a great place to spend time with your friends and family, have parties or just hang out with your immediate family.
If you are looking for extra income, a basement apartment allows you to easily earn extra income each month. The rent for the apartment could pay for the basement renovation in just a short time.
Refinishing the basement with lighting, shelves and a separate storage space is a simple solution to storing your seasonal or sentimental items. With a finished basement, you don’t have to worry about moisture damage, and the well-organized space allows you to find the things that you need quickly and easily.
A professionally finished basement is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Today, a wide variety of building materials are available to ensure the basement is well-insulated and comfortable. This helps reduce heating and cooling costs throughout the year.
With the rising cost of building materials, especially in regions with fast growth, now is the time to finish your basement. You can take advantage of reasonably priced materials to create a space that you and your family enjoy for many, many years to come.
Choosing a Contractor
Dirt Connections offers a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing you with the home renovations that you want or need to make your home more comfortable. Our expertise and wide variety of services ensure your renovations are completed to match your expectations. Contact us today if you are ready to begin turning your home into your dream home.