The basement has been a long time staple of dread; from movies to books, you never wanted to go into the basement where something dark was lurking under the stairs or in a pitch black corner of the concrete-lined room. The dark, humid, damp locale is often times looked at as something that is nightmarish. Let us show you how we can help transform your basement into something that will inspire you.
The basement doesn’t have to be a dark, nasty place filled with cobwebs. We would like to break down the many ideas that come to mind when we talk about finishing the basement. Imagine finishing the basement and taking that notion of it being a dark place and throwing it out like yesterday’s trash. Think instead of a marvelous place where you can create that art studio, music studio, yoga studio, or your own private office where you can get away from the world for a few hours every day. Here are some great reasons to finish the basement:
- Maximizing Your Square Footage: The square footage in your home is going to waste if you do not finish the basement. There is crucial space here, and in some cases you can even double the overall square footage of your home. Imagine doubling your living space and getting more out of your home. Whether you wanted to just finish it up and have a wide open area to relax in, or you have a specific purpose for the space, you can transform this area into just about anything you want. From entertainment areas to places to relax and invite others, you’ll have a great deal of options to explore when it comes to this part of your property.
- Expanding Bedrooms: For those who have growing families, basements can turn into more bedroom solutions. In some cases, you could add two or three bedrooms depending on the amount of square footage that finishing a basement could open up. Tie lighting together with your decor and you could very well have a home that may seem modest on the outside, but is luxurious upon stepping foot inside. This type of upgrade is definitely worth looking into on a deeper level, especially if you have growing children and are planning to have more. Large families can really benefit from this concept, that’s for sure.
- Inspire Creative Genius: Adam Young from the band Owl City began making music as a side hobby in his parents’ basement. Bob Dylan began his music career in the basement as well. Many artists have used the basement as their studio before they could afford a professional studio setup. Many writers write wonderful books from the quiet atmosphere the basement provides. The ability to inspire greatness is often found within the walls of the basement.
- A Unique Selling Point: At some point, many homeowners grow tired of the home they are in. They want to move, or simply sell because they want something else. Finishing the basement can present a unique option in that it will help you sell the house. A realtor can work with the addition of a finished basement, and buyers will fall in love with the concept of additional square footage, bedrooms, entertainment areas, or just about anything that you can think of when turning the basement into something livable and awe-inspiring.
The notion of a finished basement may seem like it’s over reaching, but it’s not. It’s a modern idea that comes with several benefits including those mentioned above. Once you give it some thought, you will see that it’s a high quality investment, well worth exploring on a lot of different levels. Let us show you how we can create something amazing from your dark unfinished basement.