Every other part of the house is finished, so why not have the basement finished and renovated into functional space? You may be surprised at what a Brampton basement renovation can do for you now as well as in the future. Consider these four points and you’ll agree that doing something about the basement is a smart move on your part.
Improving the Home’s Energy Efficiency
The current state of the basement affects the ability to heat and cool your home more than you realize. Finishing the space seals areas that would allow seepage of cold into the home. In warm weather, a certain amount of humidity would also enter the home through the basement. By finishing the space, the temperature and humidity that used to be in the basement can no longer affect the climate on the first floor.
Since it takes less energy to heat and cool the ground floor, you can expect your utility costs to decrease. Think of what you can do with the money that’s saved every month!
Reduce the Potential for Mold
Finishing the basement also helps reduce the potential of seepage and the accompanying problem of mold. Keep in mind that mold doesn’t stay in the basement. It can be tracked into the upper floors or spread in other ways. Since exposure to mold can lead to a number of health issues, preventing it from developing in the first place is certainly to your advantage.
Increasing the Property’s Market Value
Finished attics and basements translate into space that can be used for all sorts of purposes. Even if you have no immediate plans for the basement, there’s always the chance that this approach to expanding the total livable square footage will come in handy if you decide to sell the property.
Potential buyers will take into account that the basement is finished and ready for use as everything from a spare bedroom to a den. The result is that people are more likely to offer more for the place than they would otherwise.
Creating Additional Living Space
Perhaps you have all the room that you need right now. Will that still be true in a few years? A lot can change in that amount of time.
Your family may expand due to another child or possibly the need to take in an aging relative. Should either of those scenarios happen, some extra space that you can convert will make a difference. That finished basement can become a suite for your relative, or your eldest child might convert the space into a bedroom, allowing one of the upstairs bedrooms to become a nursery.
The bottom line is that homeowners can use finished Whitby basements in a number of ways. Even if they choose to not do much with the space now, the fact that the basement is finished provides benefits in the here and now. Call a contractor today and find out what it would take to seal and finish the basement. Once that’s done, you can always begin to think of ways to put the space to good use.