Increase home value with basement remodeling
Remodeling is a great way to transform an unfinished basement into valuable living space. Basement remodeling not only offers a high return on your investment, but it adds value to your home.
Here are some tips on how to transform your basement into a warm, inviting living space:
- Stay away from dark wood paneling. Consider drywall painted in light tones to make the room brighter. Semi-gloss paint will gently reflect even more light into the room.
- Open up the visual space. Double doors, even glass double interior doors, take away the typical cubicle look. Consider a rounded archway, or a "pass-through" area from one room to another.
- Built-in bookcases and entertainment units add richness and depth to a room. Illuminate them with interior lights or cast light downwards from the ceiling
- Disguise vertical support beams and horizontal ceiling pipes with furniture. If not, use pipes and beams as interesting accents by painting them bold colors or subtle earth tones - it can transform the look of the space!
- Don't be afraid to express your creativity. Consider designing a space that shows your individuality.
- Add heated flooring. In-floor heat will keep your feet toasty during cooler months, and also keeps out moisture. This will reduce the risk of having mold, mildew and fungus in your basement.
Popular rooms/spaces to add:
- bar area
- entertainment center
- exercise room/gym
- family/rec room
- game room
- guest suite
- in-law suite
- office space
- theater room
- wine cellars
Founded in 1990 by Jeff Grundahl, JG Development, Inc., is a nationally recognized Design-Materials-Build firm. JG Development builds custom homes and completes remodeling, restoration and commercial projects with a focus on quality, craftsmanship, innovation and exemplary customer services.
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