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How To Add Value to Your Home by Remodeling Your Basement

How To Add Value to Your Home by Remodeling Your Basement

If you have an unfinished basement in your home, the reality is you have a gold mine.  That blank canvas of square footage holds the potential to be anything you want it to be. And furthermore, that empty space could mean the difference between selling your home for a price you love instead of just settling for a price you can live with.  So, if you are in the market for fixing up your basement in the near future take a look at these suggestions to get the most bang for your buck!

Add a Bedroom

When homebuyers are searching for a place to call their own on Zillow, Realtor.com, or any of the other real estate websites one of the first things they filter for is the number of bedrooms. In fact, most homeowners prefer a home with 3 or more bedrooms so they have room for a guest space, office, or addition to the family when the time comes.

Add a Bathroom

If your budget and the plumbing allows for it, adding a full bathroom to your basement can really boost the value.  Families love to see the opportunity to have a bathroom for the parents, and a bathroom for the kids—bonus points if there is a separate bathroom for the guests as well!

Add an Extra Kitchen

One of the top features many homebuyers are looking for today is an in-law suite for aging parents or apartment area for adult children in their homes. This option gives homeowners the opportunity to help those they love without burdening their own lifestyle.  Therefore, if your home has a separate area with its own kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom it will become more attractive to an array of potential buyers.

Pay Attention to Details

The bottom line when you are remodeling your basement is to make it feel like an extension of your home.  Don’t scrimp on the finishes or be careless with your handiwork because you don’t think you will use it very often. Instead, pay attention to the details and make it a space that you and any future homeowner will love.

To get started on your basement remodel today give Beltway Builders a call! Our professionals are here to help you with all of your remodeling needs.

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