Today’s housing market is a pretty tough market especially if you are looking to sell your home. But, there are certain things that you can do to add value to your Denver home including refinishing your basement.
While there are many “do-it-yourselfers” out there right now, when it comes to refinishing your basement you should really rely on a professional. Like with any home improvement project there are plenty of things that can go wrong, and when you decide to refinish your basement in order to make it more marketable you don’t want the added expense caused by homeowner errors.
With the help of a professional, your basement can be easily turned into a spare or extra bedroom, a family room or den, an office, a play room for children, or a sports room or “man cave.” The sky is really the limit when it comes to what your basement can be transformed into.
Have some ideas ready before you contact and/or hire your basement refinisher about what you would like to see happen in the new space. Your refinisher can then take your ideas and work with them to see what the projected time line and cost to complete your basement will be. Ask questions about the trends that the contractor is seeing in other homes and how other homeowners are transforming their basements. By taking what others are doing into consideration your home will be more competitive in the market and can offer everything that other houses in the same price range are offering.
Have a set budget in mind before you hire a contractor, too. Try to stick to your budget as much as possible. Your refinished basement should add value to your home and shouldn’t bankrupt you instead.
Lastly, have fun with your basement refinishing project. Since it is a tough market, your house may not sell for awhile. Enjoy the fruits of your (and your contractor’s) labor and enjoy what you have accomplished with your basement remodel.