We’ve long thought that if you own the land above the ground level of your home, why not use the ground below? So if possible, when we build a new custom home, we will encourage homeowners to put a basement in the design. Even if it’s just used for storage … who couldn’t use more storage? We just finished this basement for a client who felt the same way about the valuable square footage found below ground level. So let’s go down under and look at how finishing a basement not only adds space to your home but adds to the overall value in terms of finances, aesthetics, and versatility.
These clients had a basement that was chopped up by existing walls. Not only did they want an open and light-filled space, but they also wanted to divide the space to suit their needs better. So we removed the wall in the living area where the header exists today and also built a finished bedroom and an office. They chose luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring throughout, which is long-lasting, durable, and easy to maintain. We dressed the necessary support columns with cabinet-like millwork. We added electric outlets to some of those columns, which allows for multiple uses in the room and aids in furniture placement in the wide-open space. We replaced double windows with the double doors that walk out to a patio area. The large bedroom has an enormous closet, and the sliding barn doors cleverly hide the electric panel. The client chose Feather Down by Benjamin Moore paint for the living area and bedroom. Do you have a space needing rework to serve your family better?