Benefits of Basement Remodeling
How Basements are Different
The Benefits of Basement Remodeling
There are many reasons why finishing or remodeling a basement is beneficial.
Whether you choose to do-it-yourself or hire a contractor, refinishing your basement is significantly less expensive than
building an addition onto your home or moving to a larger one. The average cost of a basement refinish is $40 to $75 per square
foot versus $150 to $200 per square foot for an addition. The reason being is that the structural elements are already there
with a basement, so fewer materials and less labor is needed to complete.
Additional living space
A remodeled basement can become a true extension of the upstairs. Create a new home office or a children's playroom, a theatre
or a man cave. See our basement remodeling ideas for some inspiration.
Reduce common basement problems
Refinishing a basement forces you to waterproof, repair moisture damage and prevent future problems so you can build and maintain
your design. This is an opportunity to choose products that resist mold, mildew, sagging and fire.