Basement remodeling is an excellent project for any homeowner who wants to add a useful and beneficial room to their home. From decked-out entertainment centers to rental opportunities, basements are an ideal space for remodeling and finishing because they’re already an existing space within your home.
Here are some tips to remember when you’re deciding whether to finish your basement or take on another home remodeling project in your house.
Tip #1: Create a Flexible Use Room
The ideal space is one that plays many roles, and your finished basement is an excellent area to create a multiuse space. Not only can it function as an entertainment room for movies with your family, but you can also install features to allow it to function as a guest space for extended family or friends when they come visit during the holidays.
The DIY Network reveals:
"Before remodeling a basement, think about the future use of that room. A flexible space means you can change it into whatever you need it to be in the future."
Not only can you create a space where you can move features and pieces of furniture around to accommodate different uses, but you can also ensure the best possible resale value for your home by finishing the basement without forcing your future buyer to use it for a particular purpose.
Tip #2: Choose a Finished Basement to Save Money
If you want to claim more space in your home and you’re trying to decide whether to finish the basement or build an addition, you may want to consider basement remodeling as a money-saver. Not only can the process result in lower costs, but it can also help you retain the overall look and balance of your home.
Building an addition on your home can help you create an amazingly spacious house, but it can also reduce the amount of space your family has to enjoy the outdoors. If you build a large addition on the back of your home, you might end up cutting your backyard space in half.
If you own a dog or have a swing set for the kids in the backyard, you might not want to sacrifice your outdoor space, particularly if the kids and pup like playing outside each summer. Your remodeling contractor can help you figure out whether the cost to finish a basement is the more affordable option between your choices.
Nerd Wallet reveals that a smart homeowner...
"...considers the effect on value to be the “golden rule” when it comes to home improvements. Will a finished basement help you rent or sell your home in the future? If the answer is no, your money might be better spent in another part of the house."
Your choice of a finished basement or addition on your home should come down to a combination of factors including the overall cost, the return-on-investment, and the way – or ways – in which you want to use the space.
Tip #3: Consider Green Building Options
One of the largest sources of waste in the United States is construction waste, and many remodeling projects result in huge bins of torn-up materials that end up in landfills. According to Eco Vision, a self-styled “sustainable learning center,” construction professionals have many options for reducing waste, and it all begins with the planning stage:
“A major key to managing construction waste, especially controlling costs, is planning. Construction professionals should be quite familiar with the value of planning; after all, it would be immensely difficult to successfully complete any project without doing so. And managing waste is no different.”
Not only can your construction company reduce waste during the building process, but you can also choose eco-friendly building materials for your project that may offer greater safety to your family once installed.
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