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There’s a certain charm to the unfinished American basement. It’s uncluttered, unpressured space that saves homeowners on construction costs—and who can argue with all that storage! But leaving your basement unfinished is a tradeoff, and as long as it’s still empty frames and bare concrete you’ll be missing out on a few important things…

A Whole Extra Floor

Even if your home felt perfect when you moved in there are countless events in life that can make it start to feel a little bit cramped. Maybe you got a pet, had a baby (or a few!), got busier, or suddenly have teenagers and their friends taking up real estate. Maybe you just accumulated STUFF over time, and are running out of places to furnish with it.

Whatever the reason, your unfinished basement is the perfect available real estate and building it out can add dozens if not hundreds of useful, livable square feet to your property without the major investment of a home addition.

Purpose-Built Space

It’s not just about how much space you can add, it’s about all the possibilities that that space opens up. For instance:

  • A classy home bar
  • A professional downstairs office
  • Clutter friendly play space for the kids
  • An excise room with punching bags or a stationary bike
  • The ultimate home theater
  • Whatever you want!

Hospitality Potential

The next time family or friends come in from out of town you can offer them the best guest experience possible with a fully furnished guest room. It’s a touching gesture that can make guests feel more at home, while the finished basement proper gives them comfortable space to lounge with some privacy.

Resale Power

Whenever you work on your home, remember that you aren’t just improving your standard of living in the short term. You’re investing in your home value and resale potential far down the line.

Carpeting, drywall, and extra bedrooms or bathrooms can make your home FAR more valuable and intriguing to home buyers in the future, and leading remodeling publications have determined that homeowners can expect 70-75% of the cost of the remodeling to go straight into home value.

Ready to get Started?

Artisan Remodeling & Design is a professional team of home remodelers located right here in Fort Collins, CO. Our passion is helping our local friends and neighbors with comprehensive home remodeling and design services and we are 100% committed to delivering you the best possible craftsmanship and value for your money. Want to check out some of our work? Click here

When you’re ready to take the next step and either get started or simply chat about your ideas (and possibly get that FREE design consultation) simply give us a call at 970-691-6995. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

Have you got one of those basements that is kind of dark and creepy?  Maybe you use it for storage, but the only thing that goes down there and stays for more than a minute are the spiders that are leaving the cobwebs in the corners.  Maybe you’ve never given much thought to finishing your basement in your Fort Collins home, but it could be the square footage you’ve been looking for to create your media room.

Media Rooms Gain in Popularity

As families look for ways to cut down on entertainment costs, a movie night at home is often the solution.  Some candy, microwave popcorn, and a movie rental are a good substitute, but some families still miss the feeling of a theater.  A media room can provide that special ambiance that makes a movie night something special.  In addition to watching movies, families and friends enjoy playing video games and watching sporting events on a big screen in a designated media room.

Basements Transformed Into Media Rooms

Unfinished basements may be the perfect solution to families looking for a space for a media room.  The underground space is inherently dark, which means windows won’t be causing any problems with viewing the screen.  A reputable remodeling company can finish the room with drywall and incorporate wiring for the sound system at the same time.  This is also the perfect time to have special lighting installed for the space, including sconces, recessed lighting, or whatever you prefer.  Finish it off with the flooring of your choice (that’s easy to clean!) and you’ll have a dream media room.

If you’re in Northern Colorado and ready to remodel your basement into a media room or some other family space, contact us.  We would be happy to look at your basement and give you an estimate.  We strive to provide exceptional customer service and top-quality workmanship so that you can start enjoying your basement (instead of the spiders).

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too?

A home is an investment, and if you play your cards right you can get a pretty hefty return on your investment when it comes time to sell. The trick is to zone in on the projects that can offer the highest ROI (return on investment), and as of right now, the big three are bathroom remodeling, basement finishing and/or basement remodeling, and kitchen remodeling. All of these projects will not only increase your quality of living, but have also been proven to result in higher selling prices.

According to real estate agents and comparisons of homes sold in both the Loveland and Fort Collins area, these types of remodeling projects most often increase the value of a home beyond the construction costs. Imagine spending $8000 to make a few changes in the bathroom and discovering that it raises the value of your home by $15,000. Your mileage may vary, but these are the key areas that homebuyers are looking at.

Basement Finishing and Remodeling
A basement remodeling project literally increases the amount of square footage in your home. You can configure the new space to add additional bedrooms, bathrooms, a sewing room, office space, home gym, theater room, another living room or anything else you can imagine. A house with a finished basement maximizes the interior living space and offers a great return on your investment. Basement remodeling brings a finished basement up-to-date with clean fresh flooring, refinished walls and plenty of lighting.

Kitchen Remodeling
A modern, functional, well laid-out kitchen is always popular with homebuyers and it’s one of the best ways to command top-of-the-market pricing for your home. You might choose granite countertops, custom cabinetry, or even the addition of a center island fully equipped with a stainless steel sink or cook-top range. No matter how fancy you get, investing in the kitchen always pays off. Upgrading to modern appliances also reduces energy usage.

Bathroom Remodeling
Bathroom remodels are also a wise investment. Let’s face it; nobody wants to purchase a house with a funky old and outdated bathroom. If you click on “our work” at the top of the page, you will see a few examples of our latest bathroom remodeling projects that were very cost effective to complete, and have increased the value of our client’s homes.

So why put off that remodeling project any longer? Call today for your free, no-obligation estimate!

The HandyManual was created to help homeowners such as yourself learn valuable tips and tricks about increasing the value of your home and maintaining/protecting your investment. If you have a topic you’d like us to write about, let us know! We’re always on the lookout for new and fresh ideas.

Happy Home Improving!

Paul