Is Your Home Growing With Your Family?
As your kids grow and change so does their at-home dynamic and lifestyle. Once they’ve gained independence at college or taken their first steps into adulthood, they need a space that reflects that. Not only that, but you may have been thinking of ways to convert their childhood bedrooms to another space to better reflect your new lifestyle changes as well.
Many homeowners use their basements for a variety of reasons. They store goods, do laundry, play ping pong or foosball. Sometimes basements aren’t even a finished space and are used as a hangout space or a place for old furniture. But often, basements are overlooked when it comes to liveable spaces, and this just may be the solution you and your grown kids are looking for!
Benefits of a Basement Suite Remodel
There are several benefits that come from converting your basement into a suite for your oldest, some of which include:
Sense of Independence and Maturity
Whether it’s shared with a sibling or still covered in childhood posters, your grown child has most definitely outgrown their childhood bedroom. Why not move that renovation into a space that is more independent?
A basement suite allows them to have their own space to decorate and maintain. Have them do their laundry, make their bed, dust, vacuum, and so on. This is their space, so they can take care of it. This will give them a good idea of what living on their own will look like while also giving them the independence they need.
Privacy For Them, A New Space For You
While they have this newfound sense of privacy and independence, you have the opportunity to convert their old room into a more usable space without the guilt of feeling like you are taking their space away. There is plenty to consider for this new space such as:
- Home Office
- Craft Room
- Study Space
- Play Room
- Workout Room
- Guest Room
- Extra Closet
- Bedroom or Bathroom Extension
Additional Value to Your Home
Like any renovation or addition to your home, remodeling your basement to include a suite adds value to your home, and it won’t increase your property taxes too much. Like any other addition to your home, you will see a slight increase in property taxes, but it won’t be as much as if you were putting in addition above ground.
If you do end up selling your home later, buyers are always looking for functional space and are often willing to spend a little more on it. Buyers also love finished basements and additional rooms, which a basement suite would provide. So, if it came down between your house and another, this could be the buyer’s deciding factor.
Factors to Consider
Just like any remodel, there are things you should consider when remodeling a basement suite. Is there outdoor access to the space? Do you meet state regulations and codes? Will you need to reconfigure any electrical, plumbing, or drywall? As exciting as this process can be, adding a basement suite is a major construction project
Are You Ready to Renovate?
If you are ready to start building the basement of your dreams, contact Basements & Bars! We are a team of experts that will work with you every step of the basement finishing process to turn your vision into reality.
For more information or to set up your free consultation call (314)-550-9160.