If your home includes an unfinished basement, you may be wondering if it’s really worth the investment to finish it. The short answer? It is! In this blog, I’m covering four great reasons to add a finished basement to your home remodeling plans. Keep reading to find out how a finished basement can bring value to your home.
Why Invest in Basement Finishing?
An unfinished basement is the perfect blank canvas for creating incredible spaces in your home. While everyone has their own motivations and vision for their unused basement, the benefits are pretty universal.
01. Create More Livable Space
It’s safe to say that most families can benefit from more livable space in their homes. Finishing your basement allows you to add square footage without adding on. Home additions can be quite expensive. Finishing your basement is much more affordable and allows you to make use of the space you already have.
02. Update Your Home for Today’s Living
With people spending more time at home due to the coronavirus, many are finding flaws in their home design. The biggest complaint is the lack of functionality their existing spaces offer. Finishing your basement allows you to add practical areas like a home office to accommodate working from home and a game room to keep kids busy when they’ve finished their online classes. If those rooms serve multiple functions, well, all the better!
03. Save Money
Depending on the spaces you include, finishing your basement has the potential to save you money. Including things like a home gym, theater, or bar in the basement allow you to enjoy the things you love in a much more cost-effective way. There’s also the added convenience of having access to amenities right in your home.
04. Increase Resale Value
Adding square footage and creating custom spaces aren’t the only advantages a finished basement offers. It also has the potential to increase your home’s resale value.
Just how much does finishing a basement increase the value of your home? It varies depending on several factors, but many sellers see an average increase of 70%. That said, the return you’ll see will be influenced by the design of your finished basement — and of course, there’s the quality of the work. Finishing your basement with sought-after spaces will only get you so far if the craftsmanship is subpar. A qualified design-build firm can help with that!
Why Work With a Design-Build Firm to Finish Your Basement?
Design and quality craftsmanship are two of the most important factors of any remodeling project. If you have plans to finish your basement, you need to work with a reputable contractor. Better yet, work with a design-build firm to design and execute your finished basement.
While there are plenty of remodeling contractors out there, a design-build firm brings a little more to the table. Contractors that offer design-build services typically have a curated team of designers, architects, and craftspeople to help you create the basement of your dreams. They’ll guide you through the entire process, including designing, pricing, and building your custom remodeling project.
Excel Builders is a premier design-build firm servicing the Twin Cities Metro and surrounding area. Our team includes some of the best designers and artisans in the industry — all of who are dedicated to helping bring your vision to life. We even offer custom cabinetry through our in-house cabinet shop!
From specialty spaces to custom millwork, we can make your basement design ideas a reality. Excel Builders has worked on many basement finishing projects over the years, helping to create:
- Wet/dry bars
- Wine cellars
- Home theater/media rooms
- Game areas
- Guest suites
- Home offices
- Home gyms
Scroll below to check out some of the basement finishing projects we’ve completed for our clients.
When you’re ready to get the ball rolling, get in touch with our team. We’re available by phone at (612) 306-4064 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Until then, check out our project gallery to get some great basement finishing ideas!