Like many of us, you probably grew up in a basement that was dark and unfinished, or was finished with paneling and a stapled up ceiling tile. Today’s basements are looking more and more like the first floor of the home, adding the extra living space we need while increasing the value of the home. Here are a few of the benefits that come with finishing a basement:
Value – Finishing a basement offers the best price per square foot of any remodeling project. Additions, kitchen upgrades, even small projects designed to increase space all involve higher relative costs.
Flexibility – Unlike your main level, where often you only have a limited floor plan or colors to choose from, the design of your basement is completely up to you. Perhaps you have considered some changes you “would have” made to your home, now implement those ideas downstairs!
Space – Large, spacious rooms and ample lighting can make basements very beautiful and inviting. Many people have said that they would rather spend time in their finished basement than any other place in their home.
Family – Many of our clients ask us to make room for their extended family. With a separate bathroom, bedroom, living room, and kitchen, having family stay over can be much more enjoyable.
Entertainment – From simple TV rooms to luxurious rooms with a big screen, surround sound, and tiered seating, the basement is where many people choose to hang out. Pool tables, game rooms, and lots of space also contribute to make this area popular for parties.
Order – Most people don’t use their unfinished basement space very effectively. Are there boxes scattered all over your floor? A finished basement provides storage, shelving, and general organization. Now you don’t have to go through dark, dusty, cobweb-filled spaces to get what you need!
Comfort – A well insulated basement is commonly the coolest place in your home during the summer and the warmest in the winter. If done properly, a finished basement can even keep you from paying outrageous utility bills.
Those are just a few of the beneifts of finishing your basement. For more information or to receive a free estimate on your basement remodel project, give ASJ a call or click one of the “Get A Quote” buttons located throughout our page.