Making the Most of Basement Space

If you have a basement that is currently being used for storage and not for living space, remodeling this area of the house can reap several benefits.  This will not only add value to your property, but it can be done affordably compared to other rooms in your home.  An unfinished basement is often a blank canvas that has many possibilities for an additional bathroom, bedroom, office, recreational or lounge area.

Adding Value and Livable Space

A finished basement can increase the size of your home. By adding an additional bedroom, you can instantly add value.  Most metropolitan areas will consider a basement room and actual bedroom if it has two forms of egress and a closet. Adding an egress according to proper codes is often complex and will require modification of foundation walls.  However, qualified and reputable contractor will know these requirements and be able to include them in the plans and obtain the necessary permits.

Basements can also be finished to include a bathroom. Additional bathrooms are always appealing to a homeowner and an invaluable investment.  The installation of a plumbing system and fixtures can be complicated so make sure a qualified and reputable contractor is performing the work.

An otherwise dark and dreary space can also be converted into a recreation area, kids play area, organized storage space or a little retreat for visiting guests.  These are only a few ideas for making the most of your basement space, but however you transform your basement into a usable space, it will be a worthwhile investment.  On average, finishing a basement will give you a return of 70 to 75% of your investment.

Affordable Remodeling Project

Remodeling a basement does not have to be as expensive as remodeling a mail level area.  When upgrading an area on the main levels of your home such as the kitchen or master bedroom, high end and expensive finishes are often chosen.  However, high end finishes are not as important in basements.   For example, hardwood floors are usually not chosen because due to the risk of moisture that can damage them.    Other finishes that can be downgraded include lighting and furnishings.

For more information on remodeling your basement, contact MAC today.  Just like the trusted reputation of our commercial division, we are dedicated to completing your home improvements on-time and on-budget.

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