Remodeling your basement may seem like a major undertaking; after all, digging through those spider webs alone is quite the project! But here are three great reasons to push that fear of spiders aside and place finishing your basement at the top of your list:
1. Value – Finishing a basement offers a remarkable return on your investment. According to the 2017 Cost Vs. Value Report put out by Remodeling Magazine, a basement investment of around $62,000 is consistently bringing a national average of a 77% return, more than almost any other major remodeling project. Spend less than you would on other projects and reap more! Not to mention that an attractively finished basement will give your home a significant edge on the market versus homes lacking that finished space.
2. Comfort & Entertainment – Need a cozy space for the winter months? A place to keep cool during the summer months? A finished basement is the go-to location for such needs. Not only will your own family enjoy using the basement as a recreational area, TV room, exercise area, or home office, but the extra space makes it much easier to entertain guests and host parties. Better yet, add an additional bedroom in your basement remodel plans (maybe a guest bath and kitchenette too?), and create a welcoming space for those holiday guests to stay (or stay out of your way!), plus new value to your home as well.
3. Organization – If your current basement is a messy mix of bins and boxes, refinishing your basement will give you a much needed sense of order. A finished basement can provide a space for storage and shelving, and don’t forget the extra closet space! Remodeling your basement gives you the opportunity to move extra storage or project space from your upstairs to downstairs as well, creating a more serene environment on your main level.
Peak at these ten creative basements featured on hgtv, and start thinking about your own basement remodel plans today!