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3 Reasons To Renovate Your Basement

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So, you have a basement under your house. At this point, it's probably being used as a storage space. Have you ever considered renovating your basement? Basement development is popular in many homes for a variety of reasons. For instance, basements tend to be developed in order to provide:

1. Additional Living Space 

Having additional living space in your home can be very beneficial. Whether you just need more space for practical reasons or you simply want to add another fun area to your home, renovating your basement is a great option. Basement development is popular because it is a form of construction that uses a part of the home that is already available. You don't have to worry about pouring a foundation, adding a roof, or any other form of exterior construction that would accompany building an addition onto your home. The process of developing a basement is more like refinishing or renovating an existing room. Though you still need to obtain a permit, the process will be simpler than building an addition. 

2. A Space That is Versatile

One of the benefits of a basement renovation is that the space is so versatile. You can add walls to make the basement into multiple rooms, or add plumbing or anything else you would find elsewhere in your home. Since basements are generally open areas, they are able to be designed creatively, like as home theaters, personal gyms, or workshops. Basements are as versatile as empty spaces in the home get, and many people take advantage of that with creative ideas

3. An Affordable Renovation

Because basements are so versatile, developing them can be a very flexible process. That means that you can renovate the area for as little or as much as you would like. The cost will depend on the condition of your basement, the features you need to install, and how the process is completed. If you are able to complete parts of the process, like installing flooring by yourself, then the renovation can be especially affordable. 

4.  Additional Value On Your Home

Homes with refinished basements tend to have a higher market value. If you plan to sell your home in the future, developing your basement can be considered a long term investment. However, to truly add significant value, the renovation will have to be high quality. You will need plumbing and electrical systems installed. The refinishing process will require installing insulation as well, which can be costly. 

To learn more, contact Able Homes Renovations.