Homeowners frequently pursue a remodeling project based on a lack of space within the home to meet the needs of the family. To address this deficiency, they often look beyond the existing footprint of the house to address the issue and reach out to contractors to assist with an addition to the home. While this may ultimately be the best solution, there may be other alternatives.
Add Square Footage or Reconfigure
In general, it is more expensive to add square footage to a home than it is to reconfigure the space already under roof. As a result, it might be beneficial to evaluate whether the function and flow of the existing home can be modified to better serve the needs of the homeowner, before simply expanding the envelope of the house. The question is where to find the additional space.
Redesign What is Already There
In many homes, there are often areas that are being underutilized. These may include a formal living room, formal dining room or basement. Whether these spaces can be better utilized to address the homeowners’ needs depends on many factors, including the specific type of space desired and the location of the underutilized space within the home. However, the basement is often overlooked as an alternative because it is dark, musty, poorly configured, or isolated from the main living areas. This does not necessarily mean that basement space should be summarily dismissed from consideration. In most cases, the issues associated with existing basement space can be addressed.
Transform to Entertain and Escape
There a numerous methods to introduce natural light into a basement, eliminate a musty smell, reconfigure the space, and enhance its integration with the rest of the home. If done well, the basement can be transformed from an area few dare enter, to one that becomes a frequent destination for family and friends alike. It just requires someone who can see past the challenges and discover the possibilities. A space changing basement by Weidmann; this terrace level adds space and entertains all the way around.
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