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5 Benefits of a Finished Basement

by CustomHomes on Friday, September 22, 2017

finished basement - music roomAn unfinished basement can be a blight on an otherwise beautiful home. If it’s left without consideration, a basement it can become a dark and uninviting area instead of a place of possibilities. There are many benefits that come with a finished basement – here are just a few:

Higher Home Value

If you decide to sell your home, it will have a significantly higher market value with a finished basement. The sale may be easier, as well. Potential buyers may not be thrilled at the prospect of an unsightly basement.

Extra Bedroom

You can increase the size of your home with an extra bedroom. Whether you have explicit plans or not, having an extra bedroom can always come in handy. It will also serve as another contribution towards increasing your property’s value.

Entertainment/Training Room

If not a bedroom, the basement is a perfect place to put an entertainment or training room. Movies, games, and musical practice of any sort can be quite distracting for those not involved. Having it located in the basement means that you don’t have to worry as much about your noise levels. If used as an exercise room, the cooler temperatures will help keep you from overheating. It’s also a perfect place for large exercise equipment.

Income Property

A finished basement can be used to give you some income property. A basement room is separate enough from the other rooms to give the owners and renters privacy. If you need a little extra money, giving your basement a simple makeover can provide that for you in the long term.

Extra Storage

Finally, a finished basement can serve as extra storage. A basement can keep all your extra furniture and items in an easily accessible, but nonobstructive, space. When well-insulated, it’ll keep any unnecessary damage from happening and keep it all organized.

Finished basements do require quite a bit of time and effort, but the long-term benefits go beyond even what we have listed here.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com