The word “basement” is not always synonymous with “comfortable living space”. In fact, the basement of a home is not normally even included in its square footage at the point of purchase. You could be buying a 2000 square foot home with an extra 500 square feet that’s not even being put to use!
Basements are a blank canvas and, depending on their size, can have an endless amount of purposes like offices, play rooms or even the coveted “man cave”. You can create a guest room, or even create a swanky prohibition-style lounge. Finishing a basement is actually pretty affordable. Many of our Vancouver clients now have basements to brag about. Why not make yours the hidden gem on the block?
Your basement can be an inspiring place. Basement improvement can add a lot to a home, and is one of the few renovations out there that adds guaranteed value to your property—and why wouldn’t it? You’ll be adding one or more rooms to your home that weren’t there before!
Your child may be going to college and needs a larger space of their own without the cost of fully moving out. Or perhaps your elderly parent(s) need to be closer to you. You can even make some extra money by renting out part of your home. These are all great reasons to turn your basement into an apartment. The Total Renovations team can easily put up walls, create a kitchenette and finish the bathroom too!
Have a dining room, but nowhere to go for after-dinner drinks? Turn your basement into your secondary entertaining area, with a built-in glass cellar, bar and cabinetry.
Save on a gym membership by investing in a home gym. Whether you want to fill it with large equipment or put some mirrors up on the wall for dance and yoga, the basement is a great spot for exercise with its naturally cooler climate.
Movie ticket prices, not to mention snacks, are going through the roof these days! When you add on how annoying some movie-goers can be, it hardly seems worth it to go out to a movie. Invest in a home theater and watch what you like in the comfort of your own home.
These are just a few options that other Vancouver clients have opted for in the past. Family rooms, playrooms, man caves and guest rooms are all easy additions as well.
Basement renovations cost between $10 and $35 per square foot. Make the investment to add that much more to your living pleasure! Create the ideal addition to your home that wouldn’t otherwise fit.
Call Total Renovations today and stop associating your basement with something dingy, dark, dirty and useless. Your basement will quickly become the best space in your home! Call us today to get even more great ideas.