So many of us have basements that are only used to store excess boxes or are where our laundry is located. Wouldn’t it be much better to turn that space into an actual living area? Basements are the perfect area to update because the foundation, walls and roof are already there, you just have to decide how to use it. While basement remodels can be a costly upfront expense, they add considerable value to your home and increase the overall living space.
Consider remodeling your basement into a new den, recreation room, media room or, of course, a man cave. If you also add a bathroom, your return on investment almost doubles per square foot based on Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs Value Report. There are smaller projects that as a homeowner you can most likely do yourself, but if you are going to completely remodel a basement, you will be better off hiring a general contractor to oversee the project.
On this page of RenoCompare.com, review pictures of basements remodeled by other homeowners and contractors. Get ideas for your own project, or share a completed project of your own.