If you are in pursuit of your dream home, Matthews Construction and Design is here to help guide you on this exciting new journey. One aspect of the perfect home is a finished basement. There are so many reasons why a finished basement can benefit you and your family both now and in the future. Investing time and money today will pay off in the years to come when you decide to finish your basement.
Add a Bedroom
Finishing your basement allows you to increase the livable footprint of your home. If your basement is large enough, you may be able to add an extra bedroom to it. In order for a room to be considered a bedroom, it must have a closet, which is a very easy part of a remodel. Easily add another bedroom to your home, increasing its value and appeal to potential buyers. If you are staying in the house, you can use the room for guests to turn it into something else like an office, lounge, or workout space.
Add a Bathroom
If your basement is on the smaller side and you cannot add a bedroom, or if you have a large space for a bedroom, consider adding a bathroom as well. Again, you will increase your property value and appeal to potential buyers by adding either a full or half bathroom. The addition of a bathroom can be expensive, but it increases your space’s functionality and will help you sell your property quickly if you ever decide to do so.
Increase Property Value
Since you are increasing the footprint of your home, you will also add more monetary value to your home if you decide to finish your basement. In the United States, finishing a basement gives a return of about 70 to 75 percent on your investment, which is great! You could also decide to finish your basement and make it a rental unit for extra income. You can add a private entrance and kitchenette to make it an apartment for a tenant. This way, not only will you reap the benefits of your investment, but you will also have another steady source of income coming in monthly. Rental units can also appeal to prospective buyers if you decide to sell your home, as it will inevitably lighten the load that mortgage payments require.
Questions? Matthews Construction Can Help
If you still have questions about finishing your kitchen or are ready to get started, Matthews Construction and Design is here to help. Call us for a quote at 202-702-3553 or visit us online. For tips, design inspiration, and to see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, and Google+.