The basement is the most neglected of all household rooms. Yet when viewed as that - a true household room - the space can assume a new identity. More than any space in your home, in fact, the basement offers limitless remodeling possibilities.
Fancy an additional family room? How about a bar? A playroom? A multimedia center? An office? Whatever your inspiration, your basement can accommodate your most ambitious design ideas.
The great advantage of the basement is the expansive space and relatively unobstructed layout. For most homes, though, this advantage is a disadvantage: all that extra space is used for no good purpose, usually as a refuge for outdated possessions packed away in moldering boxes. A remodeling project will transform your basement into a viable room. By adding valuable square footage to your living space, a finished basement can also increase your home's value.
So what do you have to lose?
At MKBD, we've heard the objections before: We need the space for storage. It's too damp. It's too dark. And it's too expensive.
We'll answer each objection here:
We need the space for storage
In most basements, storage space is used inefficiently. When remodeling your basement, MKBD accounts for your storage needs by optimizing storage space. During the remodeling process, in fact, most families come to covet the tidiness afforded by additions like multifunctional storage units, larger closet spaces, and clever hideaways.
It's too damp
As the bottom floor of your house - a square of concrete, essentially, nestled in the wet ground - your basement is prone to dampness, even flooding. Water can infiltrate your basement in any number of ways, including cracks in the concrete, plumbing leaks, or water heater accidents. One advantage of a remodeling project is the opportunity it affords to solve these problems. When refinishing basements, MKBD works hard to mitigate dampness by discovering the source of any and all problems.
It's too dark
Like dampness, darkness - or the absence of natural light - is an inevitable component of most basement designs. Yet, also like dampness, the project itself affords the opportunity to correct the problem. MKBD understands that natural light is the most pleasant light; in our basement designs we utilize layered lighting to replicate the appealing effect of natural light. By creating an appealing light-scape, we transform the feeling of the basement.
It's too expensive
Like all remodeling projects, a finished basement presents a considerable investment. Unlike many remodeling projects, however, a refinished basement can recoup much of its expense - up to 70% - in resale value. (For comparison, a major kitchen remodeling project can recoup about 64%). A finished basement adds valuable square footage to a home's living space. A refinished basement can also create an appealing, vacation-like refuge from the rest of the home - and that's value that is hard to quantify.
At MKBD, we understand that all homeowners define “value” differently, so we strive to create finished basements that add to a home's financial and recreational value - or vocational, if you prefer to transform your basement into an office. Whatever your desires, we can help you take your inspiration from design to reality. Call now to learn more
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In many homes, the basement is a neglected space, a hideaway for moldering storage boxes, discarded furniture, and outdated supplies. A remodeling project can transform your basement into a functional living space. From recreational rooms to guest suites, Master Kitchen & Bath Design excels in the design and construction of finished basements.