Home extensions come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and one type of extension that’s becoming more prevalent is the basement conversion.
In crowded urban areas where property is expensive, a basement conversion is no longer anything out of the ordinary. If high building standards are adhered to, then the results of the work can be impressive.
A basement doesn’t have to be damp or poorly lit; there are some excellent materials out there that can facilitate a positive outcome. Let’s look at some advantages of the option:
Keep your garden space
The major potential superiority of a basement conversion is that it will not cut into a garden. Some properties do not have much of a garden to spare, so a basement can be a real saver of space. This point is of general significance at a time when prime sites for building are in decline.
Up your home’s value
A converted basement can add notable value of a property. Clearly, this will only happen if the work is done well. If converted basements become more fashionable, then this premium could increase.
This type of fluctuation in cost benefit has been seen in the past with regard to lofts. There was a period in the 1980s when loft living in big cities was suddenly really popular. Basements can be great locations for a diversity of activities. Underground games rooms can be ideal for teenagers, and there is no reason why they should not prove to be the next big thing.
A green option
Lastly, research has shown that a basement can be an environmentally responsible way forward due to its thermal efficiency. Heating a basement should be a sustainable proposition because this type of building solution is known to have the capacity to retain warmth. At a time energy bills are rising and eco measures are necessary, sustainability has never been more important.