It is easy for an unfinished basement to become wasted space and cluttered if left untouched. If you have an unfinished basement in your home, you are missing out on the many opportunities and benefits a finished basement can have. By choosing to finish your basement, you open up a world of possibilities.
Here at Ascension General Contractors, we know just how important a basement renovation is. Today, we’ve gathered some reasons to finish your basement and make the most of this extra square footage in your home.
Why Should You Finish Your Basement?
You Will Have Additional Living Space
Additional living space can be hard to come by, so if that is your goal, a finished basement is a great project to look at. Transforming this already existing space saves you from having to add on to your home and in doing so, it also decreases the disruption this project will cause. A basement is out of the way and because of that, it is one of the better projects to minimize inconvenience from renovating. You’ll have this additional space for family and friends when they visit, to use as an entertainment room, home office, and a variety of other options.
It Increases Your Home’s Value
Thinking about a return on investment is always a smart move as a homeowner. Even if you see yourself staying in your home for the foreseeable future, it won’t hurt to choose a project that can help you in the long run, in multiple ways. If you are looking to sell at some point, an unfinished basement can be a real eyesore to potential buyers. When you choose to finish your basement, however, you are adding to the market value of your home, with the average basement remodel giving a 70.3% payback.
It Can Save You Money
There are a couple of ways that a finished basement can save you money. Because a contractor will be working with an already existing space, finishing your basement will typically cost less than an above-ground addition since they won’t have to add to the exterior of your home. Unfinished basements most likely do not have proper sealing, which means your air conditioner and heater are working overtime to keep a controlled climate. By finishing your basement, you remove the additional time your appliances are working, which saves you on your utility costs.
Create a Cozy Space
A lot of potential exists for an unfinished basement, especially when it comes to creating a comfortable living space. It is important to remember that your basement’s environment will depend a lot on the ground temperatures outside surrounding it. This means basements are cool during the summer and warm in the winter relative to the outside temperatures. You will find yourself using less air conditioning during the summer months and still find the room comfortable. So it is the perfect place to create that cozy family room you’ve always wanted!
Did these reasons to finish your basement give you a lot to think about? That’s why at Ascension General Contractors, we are here to help you from start to finish on your renovation project! We are full-service repair specialists, and proud to serve the Nashville community as general contractors. Contact us today and let’s discuss your renovation project!