Should I finish my basement? What benefits do I get as a homeowner if I finish my basement? We get these questions a lot, plus others from homeowners when they are thinking about finishing a basement. There are many added benefits to finishing a basement and when is the best time, but the ultimate question is for you. We can talk you through the benefits you’ll get from adding a finished basement to your home and the fall is the perfect time to do it.
As the weather turns cooler, people turn to indoor activities, like watching football and other sports, with friends, family, & neighbors. A basement is a great place to add extra seating and a place to gather to watch football games. This also allows more people to come over without feeling cramped.
You will get a big return on your investment. We see homeowners get nearly 75 cents on every dollar spent back after they’ve completed their basement. When selling a home, you are making your home look more desireable to prospective home buyers.
You can almost double your square footage in your home. Adding this usable space, a bathroom, sometimes you can even put another room downstairs you are adding space to your home and increasing your home’s value.
Your heating bill will be lowered. Before we all in New York get used to the cold weather once again, as the temperatures drop we crank the heat. With a finished basement, you are adding insulation to your home and keeping in the warm air longer.
You are giving a place for your children to take over. Most complaints we hear from parents is that their kids need their own space, to play, do art, hang out with friends, while they’re not in their parent’s hair. Having a basement gives a separation between children and the parents still while keeping them safe and in arm’s distance.
You are giving yourself more storage. Those holiday decorations that you use once a year, the trophies from years ago that you can’t get rid of. For all of life’s necessities (and not so necessities), you can add cabinets, closets, and extra storage.
If you are thinking about finishing your basement or even remodeling your current basement, visit our website today or give us a call at (518) 462 – 6731. Our designers are happy to work with you to create the extra space your home needs for this season.