And among all parts of the house, the basement is one area that is easy to renovate. It also instantly spruces up the house. Instead of making it just a plain storage area, why not turn it into something functional like a playroom or another bedroom?
Here are other reasons to renovate your basement:
- It does not require a lot of time and money
What turns off some people from committing to renovating is the resources it takes (time and money) to get it done. For the basement, it does not meddle with the day to day hustle and bustle of the house since it would be boarded up properly, not to mention that it’s going to be separate from the rest of the house.
Also, basements don’t require expensive or high-end materials. The Balance says hardwood is not recommended for basements because of moisture problems.
- It increases the value of their home
Aside from the kitchen, a great basement can encourage buyers to really consider a home. If you are planning to sell your home in the future, renovating your basement can be a worthy investment.
- It’s extra untapped space
For those who are looking for an upgrade due to space constraints, renovating the basement is an amazing way to help realize the untapped space you have been literally standing on all this time right inside your home. Together with your contractor or designer, the design possibilities for the basement are endless. You can use it as an extra bedroom, as a library for parents with young studying kids, a game room for enthusiasts, or as a home office for people who work from home.
- Potential source of income.
If you decide to convert your basement into a spare bedroom, this can potentially be another source of income for you as you can rent it out.
- Save electricity.
Basements are both easy to heat and cool, so it will help you save on energy costs. With the right materials, basements can also dampen sounds. This is another reason why basements are great for game rooms or home theatres.
To get ideas for renovating your basement, contact the Brisbane East home renovation experts at 4sk Constructions and Renovations.