Why Basement Remodeling Makes Sense. Did you know that basements are hot commodities in the current real estate market? This is due to the fact that just about every homeowner could use more space. Adding above ground additions are great investments, however they are also becoming more expensive to build in the current day and age. That’s one of the many reasons why basement remodeling makes sense. So, if your basement is unfinished, and you need to add more space to your home, you should give some serious consideration to having your basement remodeled. If you have an unfinished basement, you’re probably not spending much if any time there, which is truly a waste of space.
However, when you have it remodeled, you and your family will be able to take advantage of all that wasted space. Think about it like this. Your basement has approximately the same amount of square footage as the first floor of your home. That means you can add one giant room, or multiple smaller rooms to your home. Just imagine how much better your life will be if you can have a dedicated space for the kids to play. Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of having a game room, home theater, or home gym but don’t currently have the space? A finished basement provides you with the perfect opportunity to turn that dream into a reality.
When you remodel your basement you can also add a dedicated home office, which is a huge bonus for people that work from home. You can use the additional space as a living space, a gathering room or even a bedroom if you are running short of space. Some homeowners even turn their basement into an in-law apartment to house family members. You can also rent the apartment for additional income. Here are some other things to keep in mind. Basement windows are typically designed to be smaller in comparison to other areas of the house. Adding lights will make the space feel larger.
If you don’t have enough ceiling space for recessed lighting, you can use floor lamps, table lamps, and scones. For reflecting light, you can place mirrors in the room in a strategic manner. In addition, you can incorporate an effective storage solution into your finished basement. In essence, you can utilize your basement space as a storage area by adding cabinets and shelves. This will provide you with the maximum use of the space. You can also purchase furniture that serves multiple purposes. For example, ottomans with hidden storage compartments are the perfect place to keep extra blankets, pillows, or just about anything. You can also purchase side tables that have draws in order to store items and keep them out of sight.
For more information about why basement remodeling makes sense, or to schedule an initial consultation in Connecticut or Massachusetts please contact us today at 860-341-6373. DBC Solutions takes great pride in providing the highest quality custom carpentry and contracting services in the home improvement industry. Our business model has been the same for 17 years. Doing things the right way the first time every time is the only way to do it.