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Finished Basements

A finished basement is a great way to extend the amount of living space available in today’s homes. Guest suites, gaming rooms, theatres, wine cellars and exercise rooms are common options for those deciding to turn that dusty room into a useful space. A finished basement is often a draw when trying to sell a home in Denver. Obviously, the cost for adding these fun entertaining spaces varies widely based upon the amount of space to be finished and the number of high-end finishes added. Also, from a safety perspective, make sure your basement (and home) is tested for radon. Installing a radon system will be easier to do before finishing a basement than after. Consult with your listing realtor or a contractor prior to making the decision to finish your basement.

If looking to buy a home with a finished basement, keep in mind that the walk-out basement is the most desirable layout, when you are looking to sell a home in Denver or buy a home in Denver. The ability to walk out to the yard or patio from the basement entertaining area is very appealing and adds value.

Many finished basements today include a bar with a sink and/or partial kitchen. This increases the flexibility of the room and lends nicely to entertaining on those very important game days! Guest suites with bathrooms are also very popular as it allows for privacy for those visiting and the room can be used for other purposes. Keeping a little unfinished space for seasonal item storage is a low-key plus for those who like to use their garages for cars instead of holiday decorations and sporting gear!

With an almost limitless range of options, you’re sure to be able to turn your basement into a fabulous living space. Corken + Company would be happy to consult in regards to the value of your home, and the costs and benefits of finishing your basement, when looking to sell a home in Denver.

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