Though Bostonians may butt heads on issues as diverse as the city’s best bar or winningest professional sports franchise, there is one point on which Beantown natives all agree: real estate comes at a premium in this town. Getting the most out of the space you have is a high priority both for businesses and homeowners.
Stretching your real estate dollar in Boston can be a real challenge. One of the best ways to ramp up the value of your property is to ensure you have used its most neglected areas to maximum advantage.
Basements often get a bad wrap. Their reputation as damp, dark, horror movie-esque settings leads some owners to simply leave the door closed and try to forget about it. Rarely do they consider its true potential. After all, who would want to hang out in the basement? New Yorkers?
Done properly, your basement can become a warm, welcoming, equity-enhancing space that fills you with pride. There are a number of options, but 3 of the best include finishing it, adding a bathroom, and creating a secondary living space such as a theater room or a man cave.
Finishing a basement
Rather than a dirt floor with bare cinder block “walls,” imagine your basement with proper flooring; insulated, sheetrock covered walls, and appropriate lighting and electrical. At a bare minimum, you’ve just dramatically increased storage space, provided a basic space the kids (or your employees) won’t be afraid to visit, and added considerable value to your home.
Adding a bathroom
Adding a bathroom to your existing basement isn’t as complicated or as expensive as you might believe. Adding a bathroom not only makes your basement more livable, it also bumps up your resale value considerably.
Creating extra living space
Have you always dreamed of having your own personal man or woman cave? Your basement may be the perfect spot. Home theaters and multipurpose rooms represent other remodeling options for your basement that regularly pay for themselves when you sell your home.
In the Boston area and looking to remodel your basement?
Remodeling your basement may be one of the best decisions you ever make. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you make the best decisions for your Boston area basement remodeling project.