Basement Remodeling – Should You Tackle It?

Basement Remodeling – Is it a good idea to expand your living space?  Well, I think most of us would say yes.  It really just depends on if you have the time and the money to invest at this point.  Basement remodeling is a great way to expand your living space.

Structure is Already in Place

Having the structure already in place is one of the best benefits of remodeling a basement.  With a home addition, for example, you need to call in the heavy trucks, dig out an area and pour concrete.  With a basement, the concrete is already in place.  But now is the question:  How do you finish off the area and what is the purpose for the remodeling?

Top Reasons to Remodel Your Basement

Most of my customers finish off their basement for these following reasons:

  • Entertainment Area
    • Holidays
    • Teen Hangouts (Grandchildren too!)
    • Major Sporting Event Parties
  • Additional Place to Relax
  • In-Home Office

The list could go on and on.  What’s important is your reason.  You probably won’t get a 100% return-on-investment, but the return on investment is more of a sentimental one of all the additional memories you will create in this new space.

Put a plan in place, set your budget, and contact a reputable remodeling contractor so that you can pass all city inspections. 

There are ways to get more use out of your basement without having to spend lots of money on a full remodel. Click here for my post on affordable finished basement ideas.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on your basement projects, give me a call. My team and I have been serving Downers Grove, Oakbrook Terrace, Elmhurst, Lombard, Carol Stream, Westmont, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and all of the Chicago area for 30+ years.

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