Want to Remodel Your Basement? Waterproof It First and Dramatically Increase Your Home Value
Does our home have a crawl space? Do you have a basement but it’s wet, moldy and unfit to live in?
Do you know that you can add a basement or remodel the one you have, increasing storage space, home value and living space?
Well, if you have no basement, first you need to add one with a crawl space conversion.
But, if you already have a basement, you’re almost all the way there. Now you just need to make sure the basement is clean, dry, and waterproofed. This is because having a wet basement can suck the value right out of a home, fast!
What’s so great about having a basement?
Basements are great because they give you and your family you lots of storage space. They can be used for a living area; many people add living rooms, kitchens, play rooms and home offices in their basements. Some even add extra bathrooms and bedrooms.
Obviously, all of this increased living space gives you a huge advantage over homes that are built on a slab or those who have crawl spaces. Or, those with basements that have water problems.
A fresh, dry, clean basement is a huge asset when it comes to selling your home. Buyers avoid problem basements like the plague. Realtors hate dealing with moldy basements because they lower home value and thus take a cut out of their profits. It’s a simple equation – remodeling and waterproofing equals more money for your home. But, many home owners are afraid to take the plunge…mostly it’s the price that scares them away.
Remodeling and basement waterproofing are not cheap. But…when you consider the actual increase in home value, you can view the cost as in investment that will bring in a huge return. Remember, this can bring in tens of thousands of dollars when it comes time to sell or get a home equity loan.
Because remodeling your basement can increase your living space by giving you more rooms to use. As mentioned earlier, when you remodel, you can add rooms to your basement: kitchens, home gyms, bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, etc.
This alone is huge when it comes to home value!
- Remodeling also give you more storage space. No need to get fancy and add a bunch of rooms! Simply turn the basement into a big, glorious storage area!
Now, make sure you get waterproofing done when you remodel. No sense investing in a nice, new looking basement if you’re going to allow it to get ruined by water. Waterproofing your basement will further increase home value (it gives buyers the piece of mind that the basement is water damage free). Waterproofing will also keep your stored items or furniture dry and safe from water.
So, remodel that basement after you waterproof and double up on the increases in value. Just think, even if you don’t sell your home you reap the benefits of having more money available for home equity loans, more living and storage space and a bigger home to live in!