Why Finish Your Basement
There are a lot of reasons why you may want to finish your basement. An unfinished basement likely can be used for storage and a place to do laundry, but that’s often about all it offers. A finished basement, however, can be used for any purpose you like. You might want a “man cave” or a den. You might want to have a home movie theatre, an office, a larger family room or a place for the kids to play. A finished basement can even be converted into a rental unit for additional income if you choose. There are countless reasons why you might want to finish your basement and they all boil down to creating additional living space by utilizing previously unused square footage. Finishing your basement will also increase the value of your home because of the additional living space you are creating.
Planning a Basement Remodel
The fact that you are here indicates you have already thinking about the possibilities. Have you considered things like noise, access, lighting, and windows? These can plan an essential part in your finished basement. Do you want to keep noise out for a quiet office or keep noise in for a home theater with surround sound.
Basement Remodeling Budget
Determining a budget for your basement remodel can be tricky but there are a few obvious items that can increase the cost. Adding a bathroom or even a sink, if the room has not been plumbed for it can be challenging. Additionally, if support columns need to be moved or a new access created, these too can add to the expense.