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Benefits of a Finished Basement

For years, basements have had the reputation of being dark, cold and not a place that anyone really wants to spend time in.

Older homes, with the exception of some newer ones, often have unfinished basements.

Modern homes feature finished basements that serve a multitude of purposes like media rooms, home offices and more.

Why settle for keeping the reputation of old basements alive, when you and your family can start enjoying the benefits of a finished basement.

Why You Should Invest in a Finished Basement

Investing in a finished basement has many benefits such as:

Add Functional Space to Your Home

Usually, unfinished basements are used to store the clutter that no one wants to deal with or used as a laundry room.

Having a finished basement in your home means you can add some more usable square footage to your property.

When designing your basement, you can make sure it includes all the necessary storage compartments you need while still allowing you to use it as additional space for your family to use.

Increase Your Property Value

Since most modern homes are being built with finished basements, they are becoming a more common feature of the home that buyers look at.

When it comes time to sell your home, having a finished basement can mean the difference between selling for above or below the asking price.

An investment that you benefit from and provides you with a high return, is definitely worth considering.

Reduce Your Expenses

Having a finished basement can lead to saving yourself some money in the long run when it comes to your energy efficiency.

When you invest in a basement remodel, added layers of insulation and drywall can help regulate the temperature. This will keep your air conditioner or heater from trying to overcompensate. Saving you from having to pay for a higher hydro bill!

Common Uses for a Finished Basement

Coming up with the perfect design for a basement remodel might be tricky, especially if you are not sure what you want to use the space for. Here are some of the common uses for finished basements in Ottawa:

Additional Family Room

Using your finished basement as an additional or informal living space is probably the most common way to design this space. Your design can include an entertainment centre for watching movies and games, built-in tables for more space for homework or hobbies.

Extra Storage

Traditionally, basements are used as storage spaces and often become cluttered because they are not designed well for storage purposes. Your basement remodel could include well-designed and functional sections that work for your exact storage needs.

Home Gym

Home gyms are increasing in popularity and the basement is probably the perfect location for it. This space will be out of the way, but still convenient for you. In your design, you can choose materials and elements that work best for setting up a home gym.

Magnolia Construction – Basement Remodeling in Ottawa

Transform your dark and dreary basement into a beautiful and functional living space.

When you choose to work with Magnolia Construction we provide you with quality workmanship and attention to detail.

Our team of designers will work with you to help bring your vision to life.

Work with Ottawa’s trusted basement contractors for your basement remodel. Contact our team today!