Basements are often underutilized spaces in the home. If you’re only using yours as storage space and are considering a remodeling project, there are a number of advantages to finishing the basement. Below are just a few reasons to get started on this home improvement project.

Why You Should Remodel Your Basement

1. Add Usable Space

Homeowners often finish their basements because they want or need more square footage. So long as you can route electrical wiring and plumbing to the basement, the design possibilities are endless. You can add walls to create individual rooms, add a bathroom, or create a large, open-concept living and entertainment area. Consider creating a home theater, bar and entertainment space, or game room for your kids.

2. Increase Home Value

remodelingEvery homeowner wants a return on their investment, and basement remodeling can be a smart way to do that. You’re creating significantly more living space, which usually increases home value. Finished basements are desirable, and when you prepare to sell, buyers will be more enticed to purchase your home than one without a finished basement.

3. Avoid Restrictions

You may face zoning limitations and building codes if you decide to add a home addition. You’ll also be limited by property space, septic tank placement, and other existing factors. While a basement is limited by the square footage of the home, you’ll face far fewer restrictions. The foundation and exterior are already in place.

Ceilings need to be at least 7 feet high, and you’ll need a staircase to the first floor, which is usually already in place. You’ll need to add heating and cooling, as well as egress windows that be escape points during a fire. Other than that, you have complete freedom over the design.


If you’re ready to start planning your finished basement, Bryan Bell Construction, Inc. in Mountain Home, AR, is your go-to contractor. This company has served the area since 1996, building custom homes, home additions, and commercial buildings. You can explore their remodeling services in detail on their website or call (870) 424-6969 to discuss an upcoming project. Connect on Facebook to receive news and updates from their team.