9 Reasons to Remodel your basement
So, you’ve decided to turn your mostly junk filled basement into a warm livable space or maybe you’re already using the basement but want to style it up a notch.
Basement Design ideas are limitless whether you want a warm and cozy feel or a sleek feel, the choices are endless.
Ask yourself the following questions:
What am I using the basement for?
Will there be multiple uses? (home office and gym)
What color will the walls be?
What flooring style works?
What is my home missing?
Our basement Design Consultants can help you make all of these decisions. They are versed not only in the latest trends, but also classic design touches to help you create a gorgeous basement you will want to show off to your family and friends.
According to the Annual Cost vs Value report released by Remodeling Magazine no other project designed to increase livable space is cheaper. An addition requires added foundation, walls and a roof. A basement remodel does not require any of that because the basic structure is already in place. Finishing your basement is utilizing space that already exists. This is why basement remodeling offers the best value per square foot in comparison with additions.
Houses with finished basements are in high demand. You can receive up to 150% return on investment with a complete basement remodel. This is higher than any other remodeling project.
Basements are usually large areas so finishing your basement can add lots of livable space to your home. On average a basement remodel can increase your livable space by about a third. And some basement remodeling projects nearly double a home’s livable space.
Basement remodeling can make room for extended family or for a teenager who needs some privacy. Tired of tripping over toys? Basement remodels are a great way to add a play area so the little ones can play and not worry about the mess. You can build a special closet to store the toys when not in use.
The basement is where people watch TV, play games, have parties and just hang out. Our team will hold your hand throughout the entire process from start to finish.
A basement remodel provides storage, shelving and organization. Basement remodeling gives you the opportunity to move extra storage from your upstairs to your downstairs creating a more serene environment on your main floor.
A basement remodel makes the area the most easily heated and the most easily cooled, most comfortable living space in the entire house.
A newly renovated basement with new walls, ceilings, floors, wet bar and bathroom keeps your home fresh and modern.
According to Energy Star, properly insulating a basement reduces energy use and controls drafts. Two ways to do this is air sealing and insulation.
Air sealing, is one way to eliminate drafts. Look for gaps around pipes and electrical lines. If you see day light, seal it with silicone.
Proper insulation can give you the energy efficiency you’re looking for while saving you money on your bills.