What can Utah Basement Company do for you? For starters, we can turn that old, unfinished basement into something that can be used. Once it has been insulated and proper flooring has been installed you can convert that new empty space into just about anything you can imagine. We are your basement finishing contractors Layton City Utah.
It’s still a good idea to know what you want from your basement before you hire the basement finishing contractor. This will make it easier if any additional plumbing or electrical work is required. If you don't yet know what you want from the room, then now is the time to browse through some ideas and make a decision. For starters check out our gallery of finished basement projects. But here are a few other possibilities.
Possible Basement Conversion Ideas
Basement kitchens, downstairs bedrooms, and family entertainment rooms are three extremely popular and potentially valuable options. The basement kitchen will require the most time and work, but in most cases, it adds a lot of value.
There isn't usually much difference between a family room and a bedroom in terms of construction and remodeling. Though, you may choose to add a bathroom if you are converting the basement into a bedroom. For a family room, you would probably keep the space as open as possible so that you could include televisions, couches, and maybe even a pool table.
You might also consider combining these options to create an entirely independent downstairs living area. A bedroom with its own bathroom and kitchen can serve as a downstairs apartment. You could even rent the area out to earn back money on the cost of the remodeling project.
Value Versus Comfort
Which is more important to you? A properly finished basement with value as the focus can add as much as 20 percent to the property's value. If comfort is your focus, you can still add as much as 10 percent or possibly more. What's the difference?
Choosing value requires researching homes in the local neighborhood and choosing the conversion that will add the most value. For example, if your house is the only home with two bedrooms and all other homes have three bedrooms, then adding another bedroom is a good idea if you ever plan to sell.
But what if you and the family want to use it as a downstairs kitchen and bar? That's when you choose comfort instead. It still adds value, but maybe not as much. No matter what you choose, it's still better than an unfinished basement. Still not sure? Give us a call; we’ve been doing this a long time. When you’re ready to move you will have one of the best basement finishing contractor Layton City Utah.