The best basement conversion ideas are ones that provide the widest appeal to the general public. Basement conversions are popular because its existing space that’s usually wasted space. Most often, it’s an area of the house that’s full of junk. That’s a real shame because with a basement conversion, you can actually increase your home’s value while enjoying a dedicated retreat.
Plan the Basement Conversion for Future Resale Potential
What you need to do first is to look at what’s most advantageous but is simultaneously in general demand. In other words, a basement conversion that has widespread appeal so it acts as a resale feature. So, you must avoid transforming it into something that’s over-personalized and over-customized or it will act as a big buyer objection.
Do you feel like your home is shrinking? Are the kids growing up and accumulating more stuff? Is your teenager demanding a room of his own? Has the college grad come back to the nest? Are you looking to provide room for an elderly parent or rent out space to help makes ends meet? Regardless of the reason, the space solution may actually be right under your feet. —Bob Vila
In other words, if it’s over-personalized or customized to the hilt, there’s a really good chance it won’t impress potential buyers when it comes time to sell. For example, if you convert it into a room dedicated to your favorite sports franchise, it won’t have nearly as wide appeal if it was just transformed into a generic entertainment space.
Best Basement Conversion Ideas for Bowie Homeowners
When you start planning a basement conversion, be sure to look at the condition of the space. Also, get at least three estimates from licensed and professional contractors. Before you solicit estimates, consider the following basement conversion ideas:
- A game room. Families with children and adults who like to game will love a fun game room space. This doesn’t require a lot of reworking or new system installation. But, you can certainly add a bathroom and/or perhaps a mini corner kitchen.
- A full-sized apartment. For the biggest ROI, you can go for an apartment living space. While this will be the most costly up front, it will pay off big time in the years to come.
- A living and guest room. Another idea is to go somewhere in between the above two suggestions. Simply make it over into livable space and use it as a alternative entertainment area and/or guest room.
- A media entertainment room. Of course, you can always transform it into a media room, complete with a huge television, games, and more.
Before you start a basement conversion, phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away. We’ll help out with remodeling debris removal and take care of any junk hauling.