Whether you're looking to create a new family room, home office, bedroom, or social space for your home, BLM Construction & Remodeling, LLC can help you with our professional basement finishing services. We can remodel and renovate any space to your exact specifications, and we have the experience to help your dream become a reality.
In the United States, on average, finishing a basement will give you a return of 70 to 75% of your investment. For example, if you spent $1,000 on improvements, it would increase the value of the property by about $700. If you spent $10,000 on improvements, it would increase the value of the property by about $7,000.
Why remodel your basement?
Sometimes you cannot expand out due to zoning restrictions or limited size of your lot. When you remodel a basement, you expand your livable space without increasing your footprint on your land.
Why hire us to do the work?
Basement remodeling can be done by a homeowner. However, there are a lot of areas that are tricky and only a professional can handle. Whether it is tackling water issues, mold problems or design questions, you will need a seasoned basement remodeling contractor. As you know, when you start to take walls down, remove flooring or ceilings, you will uncover a world of potential issues. We are equipped to handle those situations as they arise.
Basement Remodel Suggestions
CREATE AN ADDITIONAL BEDROOM. Finishing a basement will increase the size of your home. You may be able to add one, or even two, additional bedrooms by finishing the basement space.
NEED ANOTHER BATHROOM? Finishing your basement space will allow you to add an additional bathroom. It can be a big draw, to have a two bathroom home, instead of a one bathroom home. Adding a bathroom will be more complicated than simply putting up drywall to divide other rooms and tackling this project on your own will be a challenge.
CREATE RENTAL INCOME. If you need an additional income, consider adding a rental property in your basement. This is a great way to start being a landlord, by having a rental income while living just above, and allowing you to closely manage your rental property.
INSTEAD OF AN ADDITION. Based on the lot size, there may be zoning restrictions on your property which prohibit you from making certain additions to the property. Often, you cannot expand out because it will bring your property too close to the neighbor. You may not be able to expand upwards either, especially if the home is already two stories.
ADD IN-LAWS QUARTERS. We often work with families who find themselves needing to take care of their parents. Adding in-laws quarters in your home gives you the flexibility to help your parents without uprooting your family. It’s a great solution to a growing need in our society.
KEEP IT SIMPLE. You don't have to use high end materials. People do not expect the highest end finishes in a basement. In fact, hardwood is a terrible choice for a basement, as moisture issues can cause it to warp. Therefore, you can save money on the caliber of materials you are using compared to the finishes for the rest of the home. People are happy to have a finished functional basement with heat, light and flooring.
GO BIG. Once you've considered the basics to finishing your basement, maybe you want to add a little flair and unique accents. Add a custom bar, stone fireplace or in-law quarters. A finished basement has endless potential!