There are many advantages to finishing a basement. According to the recent “Cost vs. Value” Report from Remodeling Magazine, a finished basement can net you a return of over 70% of your initial investment, placing it high on the list of most cost-effective home improvements, right up there with deck construction and kitchen remodeling projects. Moreover, your basement offers plenty of additional space for your family’s activities.
Choosing a basement design depends entirely on what activities you plan to do down there. Let our remodeling professionals at JLR Home Renovation recommend some inspiring ideas for finishing your basement.
For a growing family in need of additional rooms, the basement offers an excellent solution. One major consideration is lighting, as basements can be dark. Look into installing high-quality replacement windows, where applicable, and plenty of artificial light. As far as heating and cooling are concerned, the biggest risk you face is humidity. Basements tend to be damper than other areas of the home, so you may want to invest in a dehumidifier.
Being underground, basements are typically quiet and isolated from the rest of the home— that is, unless you have your HVAC equipment operating down there. This makes it a perfect spot to set up a small home office. If you’re worried about the noise from the HVAC system, considering closing up a dedicated corner to house your furnace or boiler, but give it ample room for easy access in case repairs are needed.
One of the biggest advantages of finishing a basement is its flexibility to be transformed into whatever type of space you want. Do you want a top-of-the-line home theater for movie marathons with the family? Do you want a man-cave for poker nights with your buddies? Perhaps a home gym so you can work out in the comfort of your own house? Our contractors are happy to help you design a basement that’s perfect for your needs.
From basement remodeling projects to kitchens, bathrooms and even siding, windows and doors, you can trust our experts at JLR Home Renovation. Give us a call at (717) 306-9555 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Elizabethtown, Mount Joy and Palmyra, PA.