Most Northern Colorado homes are built with a basement. This area is, unfortunately, often underutilized and only serves as an extra storage area where spiders and darkness take up most of the space. When you look at your home’s total square footage, chances are that your basement takes up a considerable portion of the total area. Are you using this space to its full potential?
If you’re like the majority of homeowners or new homeowners, you probably have an unfinished basement — and that’s perfectly OK! This means that you can start fresh and get exactly what you want out of it with the help of our Northern Colorado basement remodeling specialists here at Black Rhino Custom.
In this blog post, we’d like to take a few moments and help you brainstorm how you’re going to purpose your basement.
4 Great Ways To Help Maximize Your Basement’s Potential
#1: Your Family Wants A Gaming Or Entertainment Room
The main level and upstairs portion of your home might be great for cooking, sleeping, living, and even entertaining. You can work hard to create the ultimate, tasteful space complete with seasonally appropriate decorations, good-smelling candles, and the like. But at the end of the day, there might not be enough space to fit everything inside of your home without having a cramped or cluttered first two levels of your home.
That’s where the beauty of the basement truly shines. Whether your kids want a dedicated room or open area to play table tennis, foosball, or air hockey or you want to enjoy the ultimate movie experience without actually going to the theater, the basement is the place to foster your home-bound dreams.
Want a music room with sound-deadening insulation? Done! How about a custom bar or reading nook that serves as the perfect mid-week escape from reality? Done and done. Our point? The sky is the limit when it comes to a custom basement. Make it yours.
#2: A Finished Basement Dramatically Increases Your Home’s Value
According to Realty Times, finished basements add about 50 to 60% additional value on top of grade square footage. In order to profit from a basement finishing job, you’ll want to stay within a certain budget that usually pertains to about 5-10% of your home’s total value. This way, you’ll make back every penny spent on the renovation job, and then some given your home’s appreciation in Northern Colorado’s hot housing market.
Sure, living inside of your home while it’s being renovated might be a little inconvenient, but there are two things to note: one, our contractors work hard and in-budget to make sure that we’re in your family’s hair as little as possible. This means working consistently and efficiently yet diligently to make sure that the project reaches total completion in our agreed-upon timeframe.
Two, a basement remodeling job means that we’re spending most of our time in the place where you and your family don’t spend any time at all: the basement! Since you’ve only been living on the top two floors up until this point, you’ll find our process to be remarkably unobtrusive.
#3: You’ll Have More Space For Guests To Stay Over
More room for activities? That’s true, but you’ll also have the capacity to host more guests thanks to more bedrooms and bathrooms. If you’re less concerned about entertainment value and amenities and more concerned about the sheer number of bedrooms and bathrooms in your home, then you’ll be happy knowing that our team can make that happen.
You could even rent out a room or multiple rooms and use the extra income to help offset the initial renovation cost.
#4: The Space Is Already There — Why Not Use It?
At the end of the day, an unfinished basement is underutilized space at best, and completely wasted space at worst. It’s a shame to invest in a Northern Colorado home only to use 2/3rds of the space. Chances are, this home may not be your last, and if you’re eventually planning on selling your home for more than you bought it for and moving elsewhere, then you may as well make your home more attractive to potential buyers and get top dollar for it.
And even if you’re not planning on going anywhere and you’re thinking about spending the rest of your life in Colorado, then you may as well enjoy your time here and get the most out of your living situation!
Get A Free Quote From Northern Colorado’s Expert Basement Remodelers
With your vision and budget in mind, Black Rhino Custom will work swiftly yet carefully to help achieve the basement of your dreams. You and your family deserve more than a dingy, unfinished basement. Transform your living space by contacting our remodeling company in Northern Colorado today!