If your family is getting bigger and your home isn’t, space is more valuable than ever! Finishing your basement, whether as a separate project or during your remodeling project, is a great way to add finished and usable space to your home without building a costly addition. Why should you consider finishing your home’s basement?
Increase Your Home’s Usable Space
Many homeowners finish their basement to increase the amount of usable space available to them. By swapping out the dark and dim for the bright and inviting during a remodel, you can transform your basement into somewhere your family loves to spend time. If you have a growing family, the basement makes a great place for a large family room. Many basements are large enough that they can easily incorporate a television, couches, and play areas for the children without feeling too cramped.
Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
If you are looking for an easy way to make your home more energy efficient, start at the bottom of your home in the basement! Insulating a basement during a remodel or finishing project can dramatically reduce your family’s energy use and control drafts. Your attic is insulated to protect against the chilly winter air, so why shouldn’t your basement be? The two most popular ways to insulate a finished basement are air sealing and insulation. Air sealing uses expandable insulation or silicone to close any gaps in your home’s basement caused by electrical lines, pipes, or anything connecting the outside to the inside. Insulation is installed in your basement just like it is for the rest of your home.
Increase Your Home’s Value
Whether you are planning on selling your home within the next few years or just interested in optimizing your home’s resale value should the time ever come, finishing your basement during a remodel is a fantastic way to raise your home’s value. Many families looking for homes want to use as much space as possible, so a finished basement takes away money they would need to spend (and adds it to your home’s value!).
Ready to Finish Your Home’s Basement?
For a fantastic finished basement done by professionals you can trust, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to giving your roof the care it needs for years to come. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 729-0777 to get a free in-home estimate. To see examples of our work and get updates on what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.