Every homeowner who has considered re-designing the basement knows how overwhelming it can be to get a project done from start to finish.
It’s a daunting task, but it’s one that can be completed with careful consideration. When you choose to renovate your home, you are committing to a huge undertaking. This is especially so if your renovations are going to alter the foundations of your house entirely; the basement!
Unlike other remodeling projects, basements are one that require a lot of skillful planning. From the plumbing and electrics, to underpinning houses and ensuring that they are going to stay upright as you dig down into them. However, just because it’s a big job it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t finish it. You can improve your quality of life enjoying the basement more than ever – make it a games room or an extra bedroom, enjoy a bathroom or extend your kitchen and living space. Below, we’ve got four benefits to finishing the basement and getting the job done – at last!
Four Ways To Maximise The Basement
- Cost-Effective. You’ve already got started with your basement, so you need to think about it as more than just a remodel: this is an addition to your house! This is something that is going to add value to your home and if you don’t finish it, you don’t add value at all! You need to remember that this is an addition to your house and it’s going to be an investment in your home. You can enjoy it while you have it and when you sell it on, you’re going to improve your quality of life and the life of others.
- ROI. Your basement is going to return around 70% of the cost of the renovation. You get an increase in space, in comfort and in money when you finish a basement. You are also going to stop living in a building site, and that extra space is very attractive! You can see that your basement is something that will be envied, and this will help you to utilize the space better and get a bigger return when you sell up.
- Added Purpose. The ways that you can use your basement are basically endless. You can turn it into a gym, a laundry, a home office and more. You can make it anything you want to be, including a self contained rental suite if you so wish, which is going to add to your income, too!
- It’s a Waste If You Don’t! Lastly, if you choose to halt renovations, you’ve got a space in the house that isn’t being used. This is a waste of perfectly good living space and it’s a waste of money. A usable, renovated basement is perfect for a homeowner and everyone else will want a piece of it, too.
The basement may already be there for you before you even need to dig down. All you have to do is ensure that you actually use the space and fixing it up will add so much to your home. There is a sense of total pride from maximizing the space you do have.