Basements are often an under-used commodity by homeowners. Before you choose to build an addition on your home, consider renovating the existing space you already have under your first floor. If you’re interested in making the most out of your home’s basement, take a look at our tips for remodeling your basement.
First things first, if it isn’t already, finish your basement. Often times when homeowners are interested in expanding the space they have at their disposal, they begin by building additions. However, if you have an unfinished concrete basement, you already have the frame built for your home’s addition! Don’t waste your time, money and peace of mind constructing a noisy, time-consuming addition when you could simply finish the space you already have available for a fraction of cost. How costly or time-consuming this project becomes is dependent on how much has already been finished. If the basics are done, likely all you will need to worry about is installing drywall and flooring.
A surefire way to add value to your basement remodel is to ensure that the space has adequate lighting. This can be achieved in a couple of different ways. You could focus on installing plenty of artificial lights, to keep your basement properly lit. However, a better way to add light, and value, to your basement is installing windows. Most homeowners prefer natural light, so if you anticipate that you’ll be spending a lot of time in your basement addition during the day, or if you’re considering putting your home on the market in the near future, try to add windows to maximize the natural light entering your basement.
Add A Bathroom
This is a great addition to your basement whether you’re staying in your home for the foreseeable future or you will be selling your home shortly. Adding a bathroom introduces another level of functionality into your basement, and it can entice potential buyers into purchasing your home with visions of renovating your basement into a home office or using the space to create additional bedrooms, since you’ve taken one of the most difficult factors out of the equation, adding plumbing. Installing a bathroom in your basement is a great idea whether you plan on staying in your home or putting it up for sale.
Create Multiple Rooms
Instead of creating one enormous room with your basement remodel, break the space up into multiple, smaller rooms. Perhaps you can create a family room for the kids, as well as an additional bedroom and bathroom for one of your teenagers or a downstairs mudroom. Alternatively, you could build a home office downstairs to help escape the hustle and bustle of your home and create a quiet space to help you gather your thoughts. Either way, many homeowners choose to use their basements for one large space instead of using the space to truly expand their homes.
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The majority of homeowners prefer to purchase a home with a finished basement. Whether you’re going to be enjoying the functionality of your basement remodel for years to come, or you’re simply remodeling to increase your home’s resale value, it is important to do what you can to maximize the space you have to work with. If you’re interested in renovating your basement this year, reach out to our team at (215) 372-0333 or by filling out our online contact form. We look forward to assisting you with your basement remodeling needs!