Basement Digout or a Second Story Addition?

Let’s face it: having additional basement square footage in your home is incredibly valuable. You can store things, add bedrooms, bathrooms, or even build a workshop with the added space in your basement. This is also true of second-story additions, but a basement dig out is one of the quickest and least expensive ways to add usable square footage and value to a property. 

What Do Homeowners Gain by Doing a Basement Digout? 

There are two major benefits to adding basement digouts:

  • Higher ceiling heights for a space that feels more elegant or spacious
  • Quickly provides flexible space with endless possibilities

Let’s look more at some specific details. 

Basement Versus Attic Renovations

When you think about building up, as opposed to finishing down, there are some key points to be aware of. For example, it will be easier to keep your basement cool or warm and adding an HVAC unit to a basement is simpler and less expensive. Basements are naturally cooler but can also be temperature controlled, while attics are naturally more exposed to  outside temperatures, and are more likely to struggle with excessive heat or cold. Basement renovation or finishing is often less expensive than building a new addition to the home, or building up. Some of this expense has to do with what will need to be added, as well as the safety protocols for construction crews when building up. 

You Can Add Rental Income When Converted

Your basement can be converted into a semi-private space that you can use however you like.  While it’s still attached to your home, the basement can have exterior access which is not as invasive as walking through the home to access the addition. This allows you to turn that basement space into an apartment that can be rented out should you want the additional income. 

Basements Already Exist

The truth of the matter is that the basement space is already there. This means it requires less work to turn it into a finished space. While the basement might need to be expanded, this won’t require completely new construction or a new build like a -new addition would require. 

Add Some Guest Space

Do you ever feel like you just don’t have enough space? When you have guests, you’re all squeezed into tight spaces, and no one has ANY privacy. But with a basement digout, you could add specific guest space that will allow your guests to have some privacy. You’ll have privacy too. You can add a bedroom or two, and maybe a bathroom as well, providing a cozy place with all the necessary amenities for visiting relatives and friends.. 

Increase Your Property Value

Finishing a basement could increase your property value, as adding usable square footage always adds to a home’s worth. Whether you plan to sell your home or not, improved property values are always a good thing. You never know when you may decide to put your house on the market. Unexpected things happen all the time. 

Contact Drycrete Waterproofing for Your Basement Dig out Needs

A basement dig out might not be the solution for everyone. However, there are many great advantages when you think about it. Drycrete Waterproofing has a proven track record of successful projects and happy customers. Contact us today for a free consultation on your project.