Adding a basement to your home can seem to be a big project, but it is also one which can mean giving your home extra flexibility which makes a huge difference to the enjoyment you get from living there and provides more space for the activities you love the most.
In contemplating a basement construction, it is vitally important to choose a trusted construction company with a proven track record in this type of project. With their help and vision, you will be able to make the most of previously underutilised space. Many homes have a basement area that is quite basic and not particularly useful. Depending on your needs, this space could be extended, waterproofed properly, with ventilation, lighting and plumbing added to make a glorious space for living, entertaining or accommodating guests.
If there is no basement area already, then a survey of the existing structure and a structural assessment will be necessary. You will also want to think about access, internal and external staircases, and headroom. When you have an idea as to how much space you can create, then you can think about what you would like to do with it.
Exciting additions for entertaining
Apart from the usual options, other exciting uses for a basement include a library, a home gym or even a bar. Extra basement space can add make the home more pleasurable to spend time in, and it can also add what the home may lack, such as extra bedrooms or bathrooms.
When it comes to what you can add to your home in a basement extension, the results are really only limited by your imagination and budget. Wine cellars, swimming pools, home cinemas and recording studios are just some of the options you can choose.
Significant resale value from a basement construction
When it’s time to sell the property, prospective buyers will be excited by these improvements. Some homeowner organisations estimate that a beautifully realised basement conversion will add at least 10 per cent to the value of your home, and in some cases up to 20 per cent, depending on the size of the extension and its facilities. This may differ according to the location of your home. In such cities such as London, where space is at a premium, it’s guaranteed to add a significant amount to the selling price of a property.
In looking at basement construction, the project will need to be planned thoroughly, from the initial concept through to the execution of the work, applying the finishing touches and then remedying any small snags. In the right hands, a basement extension for your home will proceed smoothly with only temporary disruption to your life. In addition, the work will be a solid investment that will not only give you and your family much to enjoy, but will add considerable value when you sell.