Why you should finish your home’s basement

Why you should finish your home’s basement

To any family, a basement is a useful addition. But unfortunately, many homeowners neglect to finish the space because they believe that it will be a tedious project. The truth is, you can complete a lot of the renovation work on your own, and the perks will totally be worth the time, money, and effort you put toward it.

Don’t let this perfectly good area go unused! It is time to start utilizing this part of your home

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Does your house have an unfinished basement that is rarely used? Your basement has so much potential, and a basement development project is worth the cost. From livable space, home office, play area or even a legal rental suite, the possibilities for your unfinished basement are many.

HomeCover shares why you should consider finishing your home’s basement:

Increase your livable space

An unfinished basement can be a waste of space. While it’s essential to have a storage space, the potential for a functional living space is vast. You can nearly double the usable living space you have in your home. How you use that space is up to you! For example, you can add bedrooms for your growing family, build a comfortable and productive home office, or create the ultimate entertainment centre and family room. HomeCover’s Construction Service can help create a basement design plan that will best meet your needs.

A developed basement is more practical than an addition

If you need more space, you might be considering a home addition. However, not every house will receive zoning approval to add a home addition, depending on certain factors. Things like lot size, property lines, and zoning can make a home addition impossible or very stressful to pull off. Plus, home additions are expensive.

If you have an underutilized basement, consider having it finished to take advantage of the space. Finishing a basement is estimated to cost one-third to one-half the cost of doing an addition as well. This makes it a feasible, cost-effective solution for most homeowners. In addition, as mentioned above, you can use your basement for just about anything. Add an extra bathroom, bedrooms, hobby room, playroom – your options are endless.

Use it as a rental suite

Basements provide an excellent opportunity for increasing your household revenue with a legal secondary suite. Whether considering an investment property or converting your home to a multifamily dwelling, secondary suites are a wise investment. The income from the monthly rent can go towards your mortgage or other home expenses. A legal secondary suite is also attractive to buyers should you decide to sell in the future. Secondary suites are a wise investment that has a good return and will increase the value of your home.

General contractors

When it comes to finishing a basement, you must ensure that the work is done correctly. With over ten years of experience as a general contractor, HomeCover’s Construction Services is the right choice for your major home renovation. They offer a full range of home renovation and trades services and can take care of your project from start to finish. Whether you want to finish the basement or renovate any other part of your home, their reputation and experience will ensure quality results and a positive experience.

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