“We really love our home and don’t want to have to move, but there’s just not enough space!” Have you ever thought or said these words? It’s a phrase we hear a lot from homeowners in Sudbury and surrounding communities. One cost-effective solution to the problem: finishing the basement.
What is Basement Finishing?
Basement finishing is a specific type of home renovation in which a basement is made suitable for family living. Generally this includes steps such as insulating and finishing the walls, adding flooring, installing ceilings, electrical, plumbing and heating installations as needed. Interior walls can be added, if you’d like to have several rooms in your finished basement. Some basement remodels are done to add more storage space to the home.
Additionally, basement finishing can include adding windows and even a separate entrance to the basement area. Just about any fixture or feature you enjoy having in the rest of your home can be included in your basement renovation, provided you work with the right skilled Sudbury building contractors.
What Can a Finished Basement be Used For?
One of the common questions we get is can a finished basement be used for bedrooms or in-law apartments. The answer to this question is yes, provided the renovation includes the necessary exits and otherwise complies with local building codes. For your specific situation, it’s a good idea to work with a design/build contractor in your community – they’ll be able to help answer any questions you may have about your planned use of a finished basement.
Other ways homeowners enjoy using their finished basement is as children’s playroom or family gathering space – imagine how awesome it would be to have extra room for holiday parties! – as well as home gyms, music rooms, art studio space, home office, and our personal favorite – a relaxing home theater with a fully custom bar.