Your basement is potentially the largest room in your house and yet it is often the darkest and least used. You may keep it as a place to complete projects, or simply keep your washing machine and the boiler for the house out of sight. You may simply have never considered undertaking a renovation of your basement, or may even have failed to see the potential in this impressive space. Whichever the option it is possible to turn this area of your house into a desirable and impressive addition to your home. However, to undertake a project such as this it is essential to use the services of a proper contractor. A firm such as Discount Basement Renovations can provide inspiration and quality basement finishing which will ensure you enjoy the additional space you have created.
There are five key reasons why you should undertake a basement renovation:
- Added Value
Any addition to your home can add value, although the best ones are often those which involve expensive extensions. However, your basement renovation project can add a significant amount of value to your home for relatively little outlay. The space and structure is already in place, you simply need to look at the right layout and add insulations and stud walls as required. Of course there is also likely to be some electrical and plumbing work!
- Additional Space
The basement is generally a large space which can provide a comfortable self-contained space for elderly parents, or an additional living room, cinema or even the games room you have always wanted. Although it is best not to split the space into too many rooms, it is feasible to create three or four in a good sized basement and massively improves the amount of space available in your home.
- Avoiding the Stress of Moving
When your house starts to feel a little cramped; which is often the case as your children grow older, you may feel that the only option is to upsize. Fortunately you can choose to undertake a basement renovation project and create the space your growing family needs. Although there will be some stress involved in designing and building your basement renovation; this is much less than what you will experience if you decide to move home. In addition, moving will usually mean redecorating your new home completely to match your tastes. Your current home is already created the way you like it; you simply need to design the basement.
The cost of improving your basement is not as high as you may think. Most people can complete the project by using short term finance or adding additional finance to their mortgage. Considering the basement will add value you your property this is a worthwhile investment.
It is not often you have the opportunity to create something from scratch. Your basement is a completely blank canvas which can be turned into anything you want! You can have a lot of fun designing the best layout and the use of the space; before you even benefit from the space itself!