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Why Should I Finish My Colorado Basement?

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 by Taylor Harvel

Why Should I Finish My Colorado Basement - Image 1Basements are, unfortunately, often the most overlooked and neglected part of a home. In many Denver residences, basements are simply used as a storage space. Yet with a little work, they can be much, much more!

Imagine walking downstairs to your basement and, instead of seeing a dark, damp, musty room, you find a bright, dry, beautiful room that can be used as a children's play area, extra bedroom, man cave, workout room or home theater! The remodeled basement of your dreams is possible. Simply call a basement finishing contractor in Denver to get started!

Why Choose Basement Finishing?

There are several reasons to remodel your basement. Many Denver homeowners choose basement finishing in order to increase usable square footage in their home. If your family is expanding, you may need an extra bedroom. If you've picked up a freelance job or are starting your own business, a quiet and private home office may be needed. Perhaps your New Year's resolution to get in shape could be made much easier with an easily-accessible home gym. Whatever your reason for basement finishing, remodeling a musty unused basement into a dry, up-to-date space always pays off!

When you finish your basement you are using the space you already have wisely. Building an addition can be very expensive, so why pay more to add space to your home when you already have space in your basement? Finishing your basement will cost you a fraction of what an addition will cost. Transforming that dark, damp space will do wonders for your heath and your homes value.

A common motive behind Denver basement finishing is health reasons. Basements are often damp, humid spaces where mold and mildew quickly spread. Due to health concerns, this is a problem that should be taken care of immediately by a certified Denver basement contractor. Sealing basement cracks, replacing leaky windows, ensuring a proper drainage system, installing a self-draining dehumidifier, and/or waterproofing basement walls and floors can do wonders for a basement, as well as the indoor air you breathe.

Many homeowners consider basement finishing a simple way to increase a home's value. If you're looking to sell your home in the near future (or right now), you'll probably have a difficult time doing so if the basement is moldy, damp, and generally unpleasant or unusable. A finished basement, on the other hand, can drastically increase a home's resale value and quicken the often frustrating process of selling a home.

An Investment that will Last a Lifetime

Basement finishing has become very popular in recent years. This may be due to the many different finishing options and warranties. The best contractors will provide long term warranties on the products they install as well as eco-friendly options. When finishing your basement be sure to use products that are water proof and non-organic. Organic products, like wood and many kinds of carpet, will support mold and mildew growth. The best contractors will use products that are waterproof, durable, and easy to install.

Create a dry, healthy, and usable basement that you and your family can enjoy for decades to come. Complete Basement Systems of CO specializes in basement waterproofing in Denver and other surrounding areas including Aurora, Boulder, or Fort Collins.  If you're planning to put your home on the market, get an excellent return on investment by remodeling the lower level of your home.