Finishing a basement is not a thing that which property owner thinks of when they first move in. In fact, most basements are used as a storage place that remains unfinished for years and years, making it a space that nobody is fond of. After all, there is nothing special about a place for keeping your suitcases safe and your occasional decorations away from the daily life. What would happen though if people started finishing up basements and using them not only as a property’s added value, but for practical purposes as well? Why is it worth it to finish up a basement?
The extra space
If you ever find yourself lacking an additional bathroom or a guess bedroom, look no further. Basements are rarely an open space and usually come divided into rooms just like the upstairs of your house do. Take a bucket of paint, make the walls nice, put up a flooring and some doors to isolate the rooms and here you go – a spare bedroom, an office, an extra bathroom or anything you might need in your reach. You don’t need to worry about your growing family and having to move, as your basement is now transformed into a living space. What’s the best part? You don’t need any permission to extend your property or do renovation – after all, you’re just finishing up what’s already there.
Storage for anything and everything
As mentioned before, basements are usually used as storage for all things not necessary in your everyday life. However, things can quickly go from storage to hoarding if you don’t feel the need to keep the space organised. It is proven that finished up basement that actually looks like a part of your home makes you more willing to keep it clean and sorted, making sure that finding your Christmas or Halloween decorations doesn’t take you hours of searching through multiple boxes.
A family project
The best thing about finishing up your basement is that it is almost ready and doesn’t require any building or technical skill to do so. If you take some of your time off and make the basement a family project, you could paint the walls and make the basement nice and comfortable with little money and fuss. Additionally, it would make a great bonding experience for everyone involved and could make you appreciate this new space at your home even more.