• Lisa Gardener

The New Build: Part 4


Now it's starting to look like we have a real building on our hands!



5 Benefits To Having A Basement In Your New Home


1. Extra Storage Space

Even an unfinished basement can add convenience to your daily living by increasing the amount of storage space. Over the years, it’s easy to build up your collection of recreational equipment, holiday décor, and the odd memorabilia. With a basement, you can create an organized storage space where all of your precious items are easily located and accessed. Additionally, the basement is a perfect place to store backup food storage and other canned goods that can become cluttered if kept in your normal living space.


2. Added privacy

Basements allow for a stunning in-law or guest accommodation. If you frequently host guests or have family members stay for extended periods of time, there are few better options than a private suite in the basement. Your guests can enjoy privacy and independence during their stay.


3. Additional bedrooms and bathrooms

For growing families, the basement can be the perfect solution. You could, perhaps, purchase your home with an unfinished basement, giving you the potential for more square footage. Then, when you welcome new members to your family, you can add more bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate.


4. Increased home value

Until your basement is finished, the square footage isn’t considered “livable” and therefore isn’t considered during a resell. However, if you decide to finish your basement, you’ll enjoy a great return on your investment. In fact, the average basement remodels returns 70 to 75% of your investment. And you get to enjoy the added space, too.


5. Recreational Space

We love the kids, but sometimes it’s nice when they can rough-house away from the main living space. Recreation rooms are perfect for the basement! You can store toys and a second T.V. for the kiddos to have their own, personal spot to play. If your family is a little older, the basement can be the much-needed space to partake in other hobbies like woodworking, yoga, board games, or a game of pool. Whatever your family enjoys, the added space will make the activity more fun and less of a burden on the main living space.