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.
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!
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.
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.
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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!