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4 Benefits of Finishing the Basement in your New-Construction Home

February 1, 2022

One thing we’ve learned over the past two years was how to fully utilize our home space to create an incredibly functional home. Having a finished basement is a luxury that many homeowners wish they had, and Norfolk Homes makes it easy by giving our homeowners the option to finish their basement during the construction process—ensuring that you’ll be able to make the most out of your square footage the day you move into your new home. With our standard finished basement package, an additional bedroom, full bathroom and living area will be added—giving your basement incredible versatility. From organization to flexibility, read on to see four benefits to opting for a finished basement during the new construction process. 

Take advantage of the additional space 

Having a finished basement gives you the flexibility to add in additional features you’ve always wanted in your home. With a blank slate before you—your finished basement can become whatever you need it to be, whether that’s a game room, home theater, home office or a home gym. With the added bathroom and bedroom in the basement, you also have the opportunity to make the space a guest suite for your friends and family. With a world of possibilities at your fingertips—the uses of this additional space are truly endless.

Dive into the creative design process

Once you’ve decided on the use of your new space, you have the opportunity to completely design it however you want. With this extra space acting as an entirely separate living space from the main part of your home, you can truly let your imagination run wild with your design choices. If you typically go for a more sophisticated or contemporary look on the main floor, don’t be afraid to add in additional colors in your basement for a fun and playful look. If you plan on turning your basement into a media room where you can watch your favorite sporting events—show your spirit by decorating the area with your team’s colors, or increase the comfort value with an abundance of lounge sofas and chairs for the perfect at-home movie theatre experience. The sky is truly the limit when it comes to your finished basement.

Increase your organization

No matter how you decide to decorate your finished basement, it’s also a great way to add even more storage space throughout your home. Whether you just need an additional closet or an entire room dedicated to storing your holiday decorations, children’s toys or gym equipment, your Norfolk Homes basement can be customized to meet the exact needs of your family while keeping your main living areas throughout the rest of your home decluttered and organized. 

Add resale value to your home

Our main goal at Norfolk Homes is to create a home that you and your family will be able to live in for many years to come. However, we know that the need to sell your house might come up in the future. If that time comes, having a finished basement will offer a great return on investment—averaging between 70 to 75 percent ROI. 

If you are thinking of a newly constructed home in 2022, consider adding a finished basement!  To learn more about the building process or to find your perfect floor plan within the communities we build in, contact us online today. 

It was great meeting with the two of you the other day. We had a blast picking out our options and are really excited to move forward on our home.

Byran & Rebecca