5 Signs That It’s Time to Finish Your Unfinished Basement

September 18th 2013

5 Signs That It’s Time to Finish Your Unfinished Basement

Top Reasons People Finish Their Basements

We’ve created great finished basements for all kinds of reasons—more space to entertain, having a safe haven from kids’ toys, needing a respectable “man cave”, etc. While the reasons differ, they all seem to fall under the following 5 general categories. If any of these sound familiar to you, it’s time to consider finishing your basement.

1. The other floors of your home look as though a toy store exploded.

We receive numerous calls from moms who say they’ll lose their minds if they don’t get all the toys out of their line of sight. One more trip over a truck, one more time stepping on a building block or one more sprained ankle from bouncy ball and they’lll pack up all those toys and donate them to the salvation army. Seriously, we hear this a lot.

Instead of giving away hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of toys or surrendering your home to the kids, many parents opt for professional basement finishing to expand their living area. It’s far easier to keep your sanity when the mess is confined to one floor, especially a level that’s away from the most used rooms in the house.

2. You want a space to yourself, something a little bigger than the bathroom.

Call it a man cave. Call it your happy place. Call it whatever you want. The purpose of your finished basement is to give you a space of your own that includes all the little things you’ve always dreamed of—wrapping station, custom bar, movie screen, pool table, monster oversized HDTV… you get the picture.

3. The baby is due in 3 months so that basement better be finished in time!

This happens more often than you might think. Nothing gets parents thinking about finishing that basement than adding another mouth to the dinner table. If this is you, please call us today! There is nothing worse than a tired, emotional mother-to-be waiting impatiently to “nest” because they baby’s new room is still getting dry wall hung.

4. You entertain a lot. You’re expected to host family for the Holidays. Football is better watched with groups of friends…

You will scream if your carpet and living room furniture gets another stain from someone’s pizza or a spilled glass of wine. You need to look at refinishing your basement to give you the extra room for appropriate entertaining. This can also help to keep people out of your kitchen when you’re trying to cook, and confine other people’s messes to one solitary room.

5. If you finish the basement, grandparents (and other babysitters) will come.

The quickest way to get rid of a houseguest is to not give them their own space where they feel at home. Putting your in-laws in an unfinished basement might seem like a good idea sometimes, but the reality is it’s probably time to consider refinishing all the space you already have. The key to getting a little “me” time, a few date nights, or an extra set of hands is giving the grandparents and guests a comfy place to stay.

The same goes for teenagers. As parents, you want to keep them close, but not too close. Basement finishing is a smart ninja-parent move. Give your kids and their friends a cool place to hang and you’ll know where they are, keeping your ears (and if needed, eyes)on them. Insert an air hockey or foosball table, a kitchenette (or at least a microwave) and an X-box and you’re set!

6. Gameday.

Enough said on why you need a man cave for fall and winter weekends.

Whatever your reason above, contact the professionals at Built By Design if you’re considering a high-end basement refinish, new room construction or kitchen remodel in Johnson county. The living space of your dreams is just a call or click away!