Many of us grew up with dark, damp basements. Sometimes they were semi-finished with a couch, some mold on the floor and a horrifying furnace hidden away somewhere. Sometimes they were just a pit where your parents threw holiday decorations during off seasons.
This does not have to be the case! Finishing a basement turns it into a valuable part of your home that you can use for anything you can imagine. At AC General Remodeling Inc we’re in the business of surprising you with just how much you can love your basement.
Why Should I Remodel?
There are a lot of good reasons to remodel your basement, and the best part is it won’t break the bank. It costs between $10 and $35 per square foot to finish a basement, which, especially if you’re thinking of small basement renovation ideas, is worth it.
The square footage of a basement is not often included in the full footage count of your home. So, imagine what you can do with all that extra space! A 2000 square foot home may in fact be 2500 square feet, which makes a huge difference.
When you finish your basement, you will be adding:
With proper basement insulation and air sealing, your home will become more energy efficient, helping you save on energy bills for the rest of the time you live there.
Basement finishing is one of the few remodeling projects that guarantees a return on investment. At 75 cents per dollar, it’s worth it!
Rather than building on a pricey addition that your city bylaws may not allow, look to the basement instead to add extra space to your home.
If you’re not using your home’s space to its fullest potential, consider finishing your basement. The benefits are many, with no drawbacks aside from upfront cost.
Many Stylish Options
Your basement can be the most stylish space in your home. Think of it as your home away from home—a getaway where either children, or adults can go to play.
Wine Cellar and Bar
Your basement, with its naturally cool temperate, is a great space for a small wine cellar. In the main room, set up a bar. When you entertain guests, you can have pre- or post-dinner drinks in this new, custom space.
Basement temperature is also great for working out in. Save on a gym membership and construct your own private workout getaway!
Movie tickets, snacks, drinks… the costs sure do add up for one night out. On top of this, you’re not even guaranteed a perfect experience. If other movie-goers are interruptive, you’re not going to fully enjoy what you came to the theater for. Invest in a home theater to have date night in the comfort of your own home.