Is A Finished Basement Right For Your Home?
Finished basements are becoming all the rage these days in homes. If you are building a new home then you have the option to finish out the basement or just leave it be, but how do you know if a finished basement is the right option for you and your new home?
- Do you need a play area for the kids?
Kids need their own area to mess around throw toys everywhere and this is where the finished basement comes in. This can be a place they can call their own and keep their mess in a contained area. They can have their toys stored away down there out of sight of any house guests that you might have and keeps them out of the way of things you are trying to get done upstairs.
- Do you want to be the fun house on the block?
If you host a lot of get-togethers or just have friends over for college football games on the occasional Saturday then a finished basement is the probably the right route to go. This can be a great place for lots of seating, your flat screen TV and a built in bar for the adults. No need to worry about the kids either, they can play upstairs. They aren’t the only ones that know how to have fun.
- Sports are more fun with a big TV...or two, right?
Does your spouse’s Sunday Night Football game interfere with your TV show? That's okay, he can go to down to the finished basement or what he probably calls his “man cave.” This is where he has his flat screen TV or two if he’s feeling ambitious and his fridge of beer. No more arguing over who gets the living room TV!
- Do you need more storage?
Adding a finished basement can open up for the opportunity for storage racks/closets/shelving for if you need to store decorations, winter gear, suitcases, etc.
- Do you want more living space?
Finishing your basement can add that extra square footage that can be used for whatever you wish. You can put an extra bedroom for guests or make it an in law suite if your parents live with you full time and want their own space. It can also be used to rent out for added income.
If you answered yes to any of the questions above then a finished basement is right for you. Finishing your basement during the construction of your new home can guarantee that the design of your home will be consistent throughout.
If you are looking to build the home of your dreams, contact us at Homestead Homes and our experts would love to help you out!