If you’ve got an unfinished basement, you’ve probably imagined what it’d be like to make use of the space. If your basement is unfinished, it’s likely just collecting cobwebs and a place for you to store junk. Transforming your basement into a cozy space that you get more use out of is a great home improvement project. One of the best investments that you can make in your home is finishing your basement.
Add Living Space
One of the biggest reasons that homeowners finish their basement is to add living space. Whether it be for a man cave, a second bedroom, or just a place to hang out, the first step in finishing a basement in ensuring that it’s waterproof. Making sure that your basement is waterproof will ensure that your newly finished basement won’t be ruined the first time that it rains. Moisture isn’t always visible tough. Waterproofing will ensure that mold and mildew can’t grow and make your basement unsafe. Any space that you add will need to be breathable, especially if you opt for a basement gym. Adding space to your basement is much more economical than a typical addition to your home.
Space for Family to Live
If you’ve got aging relatives or other family living with you, a basement is a great place where they can feel a sense of independence. You can take in loved ones while still offering them their own space. There can be a much more healthy relationship with welcoming back family into your home when they have space to call their own.
Space For Rent
Are you looking for ways to increase your income? Building a basement apartment can be a great way to do that, given you’ve got the space. A basement is an excellent place for a standalone apartment; you need to make sure that’s it’s absolutely safe because you have a lot of liability when you rent. You need to follow your local government codes and riles for renting. There needs to be a bathroom and some kind of kitchen area to be eligible as a rental unit. Investing in the safety of the apartment is important; you want to make money on this investment, and renting an unsafe apartment will end up costing you more money than it’ll make you. Spend the money now, and the investment in your basement will pay off.
Boost Your Home’s Value
Finishing your basement provides you with value no matter which way you cut it. It adds extra useful space to your home. You can do whatever you want with this space, from inviting loved ones to live with you to add a home gym, and more.
Waterproofing is an integral part of any basement remodeling project. Contact our team at B-Dry Systems today if you’re looking to finish your basement. You can reach us at 978-262-1405.