One of the most exciting things to do with a new home is renovated. You get to plan and build something entirely new for your home based on what you want, meaning you can implement dream house plans. A lot of houses in America have a basement or a cellar space already built, but if you’re looking to expand your home and don’t have the yard space for a conservatory like this one, think about going down.
Basements are notoriously represented in films as dark, damp places filled with mold and mildew, and if you believe the horror films – ax murderers. Thankfully, it’s not just the place the furnace and water heaters live. You can reduce the carbon footprint of your house by building a basement into your home design, especially if you add a basement to initial building plans. There are a lot of reasons you should add a basement to your home, and not just because you need a space to store food or unwanted furniture.
One thing you should always remember when building or renovating a basement is protection from pests. Basements are built down with wooden foundations and the last thing you need is an infestation of termites after a heavy rain eating away at the wood! Terminix representatives reported online that there are different types of termites, but both have the same goal: eating through the wood of your home. A great foundation is needed for a basement as you need the ground to support the weight of the home. If you are in the planning stages of a house, a basement is a must. There is just so much that can be done with it and your builder can help you plan out a funky chill out space or a kitchen/diner with a built pantry.
Renovations on a basement make sense if you need more space but don’t have the budget to buy a new house. It’s more often cheaper to build in a basement than to scrimp the money for a deposit. The expansion also adds significant value to your home and while you have your four bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main house, you’ve likely already expanded into the attic and built an extension onto the side of the house. Capitalizing on the home you already have instead of investing again elsewhere will always help in the eventual sale price.
The best thing about going down in your building? You are going to be greener! Basements are more efficient by 10% and that’s all because of the soil being a fantastic insulator underground. Basements work the same way that caves do – the warmth from any light and the simple habitation of the space warms it up significantly. Basements can be fantastic games’ rooms, laundry rooms, and teen hangs out spaces. Because they’re so versatile, you can’t miss when you choose to renovate in the home and the basement is always a winner. Use a reputable builder to assist you in keeping it watertight and free from outside influence, and you won’t regret your new build.