Remodeling the basement in your Virginia home can be exciting and rewarding in numerous ways. It is a natural choice when choosing a project, because of the relative ease of getting good results for the money.
It is always the smart plan to pick a reputable contractor for your home improvement jobs, if you are not handy yourself. Choosing the right one takes a little effort on your part. Checking credentials, contacting previous clients, etc, is all necessary to prevent a situation that leaves you with no money and an unfinished project.
Most Virginia basements are originally built unfinished intended to be used for storage space and utility appliances like the furnace and laundry. There is so much more that can be done with that space with a little home improvement. All you need is a clear plan and a lot of imagination.
Some contractors can actually show you what a project will look like before they even begin. With the latest virtual modeling programs, the contractor can literally walk you through the finished basement, showing you how it will look in advance.
If you think about it, your basement is a healthy chunk of your square footage that is just going to waste. It is probably full of things that aren’t really necessary, or too embarrassing to be seen by guests. You can change all that with the right remodel.
The basement can become a real living space, likely with more than one room, beautiful floor coverings, and stylish decorations. You may find that the basement becomes your favorite place in the house, especially in those hot Virginia summers.
Economical concerns are natural when facing a remodel of the size of finishing a basement. The good news is that it is much cheaper per square foot that almost any other remodels. You also stand to gain quite a bit in added property value. The home improvements you make to the basement can almost pay for themselves when done right.
The market shows us again and again that a finished basement in Virginia improves the resale value by as much as 30% in some cases. In addition, there are few if any permits that need to be pulled from the local authority, because no real architectural changes are being made.