Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 by Jim Laven
When you walk into your basement, do you see nothing more than a damp, dingy space that you would rather just avoid? Try thinking of your basement as a blank canvas. Imagine turning your basement into a usable extension of your home. Whether you want to create more living space, use the space to earn extra income, or want to banish those pesky moisture problems, a finished basement is a great way to transform your basement into an asset.
When you purchased your home, you likely had to compromise and give up on the dream of having your own home gym in order to have a house with a big yard and a 10-minute commute to work. By finishing your basement, a run on the treadmill will be just steps away, rather than a 20-minute drive to the gym.
If a gym isn’t your dream, then maybe it’s a TV room, a home office, or a playroom for the kids; whatever it is, a finished basement offers endless opportunities in terms of what your basement can become. In this economy, building an addition might be out of the question, but a refinished basement is an affordable way to add more space to your home.
Staying on the tough economy subject, I bet you never thought that your drab basement could actually make you money. By finishing your basement, the previously unused space can become a rental apartment. This is a simple way to earn some extra cash!
A finished basement offers numerous benefits. A home with a basement that has been remodeled tends to sell a lot faster than a home with an unfinished basement. So by finishing your basement, you can significantly increase your home’s value. A well-insulated basement can also improve your home’s comfort, as well as energy efficiency, which means more money in your pocket.
The basement is one of the most underutilized spaces of a home. Oftentimes, this is because of issues like flooding, mold, drywall that has been damaged by moisture, or carpeting that smells and looks bad. A professional basement finishing contractor can work around all the obstacles that are unique to your basement, like low ceilings, pipes, and heating ducts; and design a customized plan to provide you with a beautiful basement that works with your budget.
If you are unsure of where to start, the team at Innovative Basement Authority can help you decide what refinishing aspects are the most important and come up with ideas to turn your basement into a space that you can enjoy. They offer the expertise and award-winning products to finish your basement in North Dakota or Minnesota permanently. Don’t just dream, start planning today!
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