A lot of people have asked, “What’s the difference between a finished and unfinished basement?” After all, a basement is just a basement, right? There’s actually a huge difference between the two. You should seriously consider working with professional basement contractors to have your basement finished and then possibly remodeled. By finishing your basement, you have the opportunity to turn it into more than just a “basement”.
What’s The Difference?
First, let’s look at the difference between a finished and an unfinished basement. An unfinished basement is a lot like a garage. It usually has concrete flooring and the walls aren’t insulated or painted. It has the very basic necessities required to support a home, but nothing more. Nothing is for added comfort or efficiency. That’s because basements aren’t built for people to live in or hang out inside, similar to a garage.
But, have you ever seen a home with a garage converted into an entertainment room? Of course an entertainment room is the most entertaining room in the house. Typically, most homeowners want to have at a minimum, the walls insulated, carpets laid, bring in a television, a pool table, and even the mini fridge. Finishing a basement is almost exactly the same, except that basements are usually much larger and allow for a much better development of this space.
The construction of a basement is typically more solid than that of a garage. It makes for a more comfortable and secured living area. It’s even possible to add a kitchen and bathroom to create a personal living area or guest room. A project that’s a little too big for a garage to handle.
Basement Contractors Build More Than a Basement
As you can already see, a finished basement has the potential to be so much more than just a basement. It can be nearly any room that your heart desires. Whether that’s a new home office, a family entertainment room, or an entirely separate apartment, whatever you do with your finished basement, it will be more useful that the old unfinished basement.
Furthermore, that newly finished basement is adding a lot of value to your home. You could see as much as a 150 percent return on your investment and that’s before any additional remodeling or conversions. By converting the finished basement into a fully functional room you can increase that percentage a lot more. Hiring the right basement contractors will ensure that you get exactly what you want done at a fair price.
Explore all possibilities when it comes to what you can do in your basement. The investment is certainly going to be all worth it, especially if you intend to sell your home or get a mortgage from it in the future.
Utah Basement Company only works on basement refinishing. We not only know the ins and outs of designing the perfect finished basement but we also know how to make the job as affordable as possible. Give us a call today and we’ll some of our best basement contractors over to get your free estimate.