Whether you’re building a custom home or simply considering having a basement added to your current home, there are several reasons to make sure your basement is finished. Aside from being easier to utilize than an unfinished basement, finishing your basement can be a smart financial investment in the long term.
One of the biggest reasons to invest in a finished basement is that it provides plentiful, cost-effective space in your home. The ground floor and second level (if you have one) are often host to the same basic needs—living space, kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms take up nearly all of the square footage of these floors. However, a finished basement can be customized to suit whatever you need. Create an in-law suite, have a wet bar installed, make it a play space for children (or adults), a home gym, create a cozy multi-use or craft space that’s out of the way, an extra bedroom and bath for guests, or make space for recreation and entertainment. If you have a walk-out basement, consider joining your indoor and outdoor space with outdoor living accessed from your lower level. Anything you can conceive that would benefit your family.
Higher Property Value
A home with a finished basement will enjoy a higher property value than those with an unfinished basement or no basement and will typically sell faster than homes without. The value can increase further if the basement is finished with stunning craftsmanship and popular interior design features that are desirable for buyers. A basement provides an opportunity for the next buyer to create their own space with it or enjoy the space you’ve created as it serves their family. Permanent fixtures such as wet bars, in-law suites, or home theaters are a great selling point for any home, as many buyers will be glad to have these amenities included in their new home.
A finished basement is a terrific investment for the money spent. The structure is there so you may as well take advantage of the space and fully enjoy your home. If you are building a new home, if you finish the basement, it will be covered under the home warranties. And the price will be competitive while building the home. Waiting until later will cost more and is a challenge to have construction ongoing while you are living in the home. If you already live in your home you will greatly benefit from the space that will be provided as well and being able to design the area for your personalized use.
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