When a home is first built or purchased, the basement is one the last things to be finished. It is frequently used to store moving boxes and for organizing endless piles of clutter. Basements often stay this way for months, even years, until the residents have moved everything in. A basement can be transformed into many useful types of living or storage space to fit the needs of the home’s owners. A finished basement can greatly improve a home’s value, add livable space, and provide an escape from the rest of the home.
Typically, a basement costs much less to remodel than other areas of the home. However, a remodeled basement will still not be cheap by any means. By carefully designing and planning a dream remodeled basement, the home owner can cut costs and get exactly what they want within their limited budget. Before home owners begin planning their remodeled basement, they must consider what the basement will be used for and what features are realistically within their price range.
Usefulness of remodeled basement
Remodeled basements can be unique and fit the needs of any family. Depending on what the stage in their life the residents of the home are at, the design of the basement may vary broadly. For a family starting out, a basement may be turned into a play room for small children and their endless amounts of toys. For rapidly growing families, they may even want to add a couple extra bedrooms in the basement in order to give each child their own bedroom.
As these children turn into teenagers and adults, they will outgrow the basement play room and need a new place to spend their time. A remodeled basement can be a fun, chic place for teenagers or adults to hang out. Add a pool table, Xbox, wide screen TV and a kitchenette stocked with plenty of soda and snacks, and you’ll have some happy teens!
Men often remodel a basement as a “man cave” with big screen televisions, a bar, and barker loungers. Families with the more practical bent may add on extra bedrooms and bathrooms to the basement for overnight guests. A special getaway family room in the basement can provide a casual space for parents and children alike to come together and share memories without the hassle of trying to keep clutter to a minimum. Laundry rooms or organized storage closets can be remodeled in a basement to provide more room and tidiness.
The possibilities for customizing a remodeled basement are endless. It really comes down to what you currently need to suit your family and lifestyle right now.
Cost of remodeled basement
While finances and expenses are important to many home owners, costs for remodeling your basement may vary from project to project. The overall cost for a remodeled basement will depend on what will be in the finished basement, the existing structure of the home, and the square footage and size of the basement. Costs to consider include: ceilings, flooring, and special features. Adding a bathroom, wet bar, or second water heater can increase the cost of the project greatly.
Home owners must consider their budget before planning their dream remodeled basement. The last thing you want to do is to prepare some elaborate dream basement and then end up quitting half way through the project due to not having the funds necessary to really get the job done. Home owners must also consider how a remodeled basement is a lifelong investment that adds value to any home.
It is important to obtain estimates from different construction builders and hire a builder that offers the best service at a reasonable price. There are many costs and expenses to consider before remodeling a home owner’s basement.
D. R. Hartman Construction
A remodeled basement is an excellent addition to many homes. Families living around the Rockville/Bethesda, Maryland area should be sure to include Hartman Construction in their bids. D. R. Hartman Construction Inc. offers valuable builders and superior customer service to work with the customer from the initial blueprint to the finishing touches on any construction project. For more information on how D. R. Hartman Construction Inc. can assist new home owners or those looking to improve their home, visit www.drhci.com.