Every room in your home is a great advantage to increase the value of your property and the basement should not be overlooked. A lot of people use the basement as a storage area for things that are no longer used and in most cases, it is neglected.
However, you can easily transform it for a number of things such as a home gym, playroom for your children, guest suite or even a home office. It is essential to carry out a basement assessment before you convert the room. Some areas that need the most attention when carrying out the assessment are dampness, lighting, insulation, ventilation, ceiling height and accessibility.
The need to working with a professional should never be understated. The professional will be in a position to develop the basement around present utilities such as water heater, sewer, breaker panel and the furnace among others. It is important to keep in mind that poor workmanship quality, design and layout as well partially finished basement will not provide you with the expected value increase. Therefore, if you are planning to put up the house for sale, make sure that such areas are addressed. Otherwise, it will greatly affect your selling price as potential buyers will use this as a bargaining chip.