(Basement remodel above by www.exceptionalpropservices.net)
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Basements were often been a place for kids to play on cold or rainy days, parents to set up a work shop, do laundry, or in fancier versions construct a man cave.
Then, for years basements were ignored—considered too dark and musty, and unlikely to provide a smart return on investment.
As housing sales stalled in more recent years and many homeowners stayed put rather than moved, they recognized that their lower levels could become potential living space, if improved, and for less than adding on to their first floor. “They already owned the space, paid taxes, had a roof, walls, ceiling, foundation, and sewer hookups in place,” says Michael Kuplicki, director of sales with Alure Home Improvement.
In fact, many architects and contractors put the cost savings of redoing a basement versus an addition at one-third to one-half less, depending on project scope, area of the country, and professionals hired, says architect Duo Dickinson, author of Staying Put. Moreover, the payback could be good, and not making the change might be a deal-breaker, says Charles Barenbrugge, senior broker associate with Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty.
The last annual “Cost vs. Value” Report from Remodeling magazine states a 70.3 percent payback(Return on Investment, which made it among the smartest redos, along with an attic bedroom, minor kitchen redo, deck, and new entry door.
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