We can never quite figure out why basement home sites are usually the last lots to go. With so many benefits and uses for a basement, we aren’t sure how you could live without one.
Storage. Having a basement, finished or unfinished, will create additional storage to your home. In the photo above, this basement home includes a living area, full kitchen, full bathroom, a bedroom, and still has an unfinished section that is perfect for storing miscellaneous items.
A place for the kiddos to go. A basement is a great hangout spot for the kids. Many of our homes offer bonus rooms, but when you opt for a 2 story family room, that can sometimes eliminate that extra space. With a basement you get the best of both worlds, your 2-story family room as well as a place for the kids to play and watch TV. Win win!
A guest suite, in-law suite, or a place for your college grad to live (temporarily of course). Building a home with one of our basements, is like having a separate apartment in your home. You have the option of adding a full functioning kitchen, a full bathroom, and even a separate bedroom. We do have to warn you, more and more kids will want to return home after graduation if this is where they get to live. Since a basement can essentially be a separate living space, this is a great option if your parents or in-laws need to move in with you. They will still have their privacy and independence, but will be close by just in case!
The man-cave. What better place to send your husband and his friends during football season, than down stairs to their own separate space. And with a full kitchen, they will have no reason to bother you upstairs!
Growing room for your family. An unfinished basement is a great solution for those of us who want the extra space, but can not afford to finish the basement right now. An unfinished basement is also a great option for the family that plans to stay in their home for many years to come. When you built your home your may have only had 1 child. With an unfinished basement, as your family starts to grow your home will be ready to grow with you.