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There is a lot to think about when you’re renovating a home. You need to make many decisions, starting with what contractor to use and how much money you want to spend. It helps if you have a clear vision for how you want your home to look when you’re done. If you’re not sure what it is that you want yet, take some time to look through my blog. I’ll discuss everything from home additions to flooring materials to appliances and fixtures. These articles will help you get a sense of the possibilities for your home renovation, and help you narrow down your options. Eventually, you’ll decide on the renovations that are right for you.

Home Renovation Happenings

3 Amazing Benefits Of Having A Basement

Pamela Gonzales

Are you just about to start building your home and are wondering if it's worth it to have a basement? While you may have to pay attention to specific building codes, there are many reasons to include a basement as part of your home.

Here are three amazing benefits that having a basement has to offer.

1. Basements are Cool Places to Hang Out

If you live in a part of the country that gets extremely hot during the summer months, the basement offers a nice and cool place to hang out with family and friends. This is due to the simple fact that while heat rises, cold air travels downward and that cold air will eventually work its way down to the lowest level of the house.

To fully enjoy the cooler temperatures, you may want to consider having the following in your basement:

  • Family room
  • Entertainment system
  • Gaming room
  • Office

If you do include a basement it will be the coolest place in your home to hang out.

2. Basements Add Value to Your Home

Whenever you add usable square footage to your home, it is going to add value to it. This is true even for basements. In fact, a finished basement will boost the value of your home anywhere from 50 to 83%. The key is to have a finished basement. Oftentimes homeowners who are building their home start the basement but don't end up finishing it.

When building a finished basement be sure the keep the following tips in mind:

  • Leave plumbing and wiring to the professionals
  • Make sure it has proper ventilation
  • Get it tested for radon

Basement waterproofing is also very important as it can help to protect your entire home from mold and water damage.

3. Basements Provide Extra Space

If you intend on growing the size of your family once your home has been built, having a basement is a great way to add some much-needed extra space. Not only can the basement be a place to have a few bedrooms, but it's also a great place for an extra bathroom and a laundry room. Some homeowners even have a second kitchen in their basement.

If you really want to go all out, you can have an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, or a home theater in your basement. Besides extra living space, basements also provide a place to store larger items or valuable things that you can't just leave out in the garage.