The advantages of adding finished basements to Cape Cod homes are only limited by your imagination. When you add your new finished basement you will have plenty of room for a Man Cave, a She Cove or both. You could create your own personal home lounge area complete with wet or dry bar to entertain friends, visiting family or associates. A basement recreation room can include a TV, pool table, a home theater, and the latest games or anything else the family enjoys doing.
With so many people working from home these days, a basement home office is perfect for when you need to concentrate on work without distractions.
If your growing Cape Cod family needs more bedrooms, your older children will appreciate the privacy their own space down under. A basement studio is perfect for any musician in the house, especially if they are using amplified instruments. A basement studio helps to keep the sound at home and the neighbors happy. Some people have even turned their finished basement into an income producing space by making it a separate apartment renting it out as an Airbnb.
The possible uses for a finished basement are nearly limitless and everyone has different wants and needs. But whatever yours are, you can do it better if you have the room to do it.
The air in the house is often improved because the temperature in a finished basement is regulated making it less likely to develop mold caused by excessive dampness. This will eliminate any foul odors, and you are likely to have fewer pests in your home as well.
There are also many practical and financial reasons for adding a finished basement. According to an annual survey by Remodeling Magazine the average return on the investment in a finished basement is 75 cents on the dollar. A finished basement also increases the value and appeal of your home when it comes time to sell.
When a growing family needs more room and your local zoning regulations are preventing you from expanding your home upward or outward and you love where you live but simply need more room, then there is nowhere to go but down. A finished basement often becomes to most popular room in the entire house.
Our Hopkins Home Building and Remodeling professionals are flexible and easy to work with. Your ideas and our vast experience working together will help to arrive at a great well-balanced decision you can really enjoy and live with. The building code requirements for completing rooms in basement areas have become complex but Hopkins is familiar with the requirements & can work with all customers to create a space that meets the building code requirements & maximizes the enjoyment of your new finished basement.
Hopkins welcomes your home improvement, remodeling and renovation inquiries from the entire Mid-Cape Cod area including the towns of Barnstable, Brewster, Dennis, Harwich, Orleans, Yarmouth and Yarmouth Port, MA.