If you’re looking for your next home improvement project, you should invest in finishing your basement. This is an underused space that can add significantly to your home’s overall value and enjoyment. Here are just a few of the reasons to put basement renovations first in home improvement.
Why Finish Your Basement?
1. Expand Your Home
Depending on the size of your basement, finishing it can significantly increase the usable square footage of your home. You can add bedrooms, bathrooms, areas for entertaining, or another space your home needs most.
2. Don’t Worry About Zoning
Expanding your home in this way is especially useful if your local zoning laws would make it difficult to build a home addition. It’s generally easier to get a permit for simple basement finishing than for new construction.
3. Don’t Overspend
Compared to a home addition, basement finishing is also inexpensive. Not only is the structure already in place, but the basement space lends itself to low-cost waterproof flooring and other materials that won’t break the bank.
4. Create Hobby Space
Your basement is a versatile area that you can use for almost anything. A home gym, workshop, craft space, music studio, game room, or display room for collectibles can all fit into a basement space. You can even divide a large basement into sections for these various uses.
5. Enjoy Return on Investment
According to surveys conducted by Remodeling Magazine, basement finishing is one of the home improvement projects with a solid return on investment. Right now, you can expect your increase to be roughly 70% of your costs. Similar figures are often reported, so you can rest assured it’s a wise investment.
To get the most out of your home improvement project, choose professional basement finishers for the highest quality results. Premo & Son's Home Improvement in Gales Ferry, CT, has years of experience providing New London County residents with a wide range of versatile services, from renovation to roofing and property management. Their skilled and certified team will help you complete your basement finishing project on schedule and stick to the budget you set. To get started, call (860) 770-2331 or send a message online.