One great way to add livable space to you home is by finishing or remodeling your basement. What’s the difference? Finishing or refinishing refers to the process of making a completely unfinished basement more complete. For instance, you might hang drywall, cover a concrete floor, or add a drop ceiling.
This means that for every dollar you spend on the project, you’ll increase the value of your house by 69¢.
Basement remodeling is a larger project than simply finishing the basement. A remodel might include adding or moving walls, plumbing, or electrical lines. While finishing a basement makes it more livable and comfortable, remodeling it focuses on your specific needs and provides a smart solution.
For instance, if you’re growing a family, you may be running out of bedroom space. You may also be overwhelmed by the amount of toys, backpacks, and stray shoes taking up your living space! If this is the case, a remodeled basement could be just what you need to create more room for kids and their stuff. Or, maybe you’re an entrepreneur working from your kitchen counter. If you’re sick of distractions, and dream of a dedicated office area to focus on your work and bring clients into, your basement could be the perfect place.
Here are a few ideas to turn your basement from dark and dreary into useful and loved:
- Family living space
- Kids’ play room
- Packer/Badger/Brewer/Bucks cheering and memorabilia room
- Bedroom suite
- Rent-able apartment or AirBnB with kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom
- Cinema or entertainment room
- Gym or fitness suite
- Game room
- Wine cellar and tasting room
- Recording studio
- Home office
- Art studio
- Wet bar with entertaining area
There’s no doubt that you’ll find hundreds of “how-to” articles when you search for basement remodeling. Sure, you could go down the DIY path. But, if the thought of hauling and hanging drywall, pulling electrical wire, or installing flooring makes you cringe, you might need a General Contractor (GC).
From calling around to find the right finishes and appliances, to managing multiple sub-contractors, to meeting with inspectors, your GC will take the lead on coordinating numerous people throughout the project. They’ll keep everyone on-track to hit your timeline and budget.
We stand by our work, and if something isn’t right within the first two years, we’ll come back and fix it. We also recommend taking advantage of our complimentary 1-year assessment, where we return to your remodeled space, take a look at how you’re using it in everyday life, and make recommendations for ongoing maintenance to keep it feeling new longer. (Complete terms of warranty will be reviewed with you prior to contracting).
If you’re interested in finishing your basement in Milwaukee or around southeastern Wisconsin, fill out our Project Inquiry Form today. We’ll give you a call within one business day, and together we’ll discover if working together makes sense.
Interested in a Basement Remodel?
- The National Association of Realtors estimates that finishing your basement will give you a 69% return on investment!
- Your first reason for looking into hiring a great general contractor? Communication.
- COR Improvements also offers a 2-year warranty (the State of Wisconsin only requires a 1-year guarantee).