Many people wish they could add some extra square footage to their homes. Are you one of those people? Perhaps you need additional storage or would like to add a media room or additional bedrooms. In some cases, the square footage you need is right below your feet. In many cases, a home’s basement is the same footprint and square footage as the ground floor. Thus, whatever you would like to add to make your home more functional and enjoyable could be within your grasp if you undertake a basement finishing project. Here are some suggestions of what you could do with this underutilized space:
- Income production- If there is a way to create an entrance to your home’s basement or it already is a walk-out style basement, you could turn your basement into an apartment to create additional income for your family.
- Apartment for family- Instead of renting out the apartment, you could allow a family member to live there, such as an adult child, your parents, or someone else in the family you would like to help have reliable housing.
- Additional bedrooms- If you have children sharing a bedroom, a basement finishing project provides the opportunity for them each to have their own private bedroom. You can also include bathrooms, so there is no more fighting over the bathroom every day.
- Recreational space- With families spending more time at home, a valuable basement finishing project that creates a media room, home gym space, or other recreational space makes that far more enjoyable.
These are just a few reasons for basement refinishing projects. At Neighbors Home Remodeling, we are happy to work with you to come up with the best possible way to transform your basement into living space. Contact us today to get started perhaps doubling the space you and your family get to enjoy.