Many homeowners don’t take advantage of the full square footage of their home, leaving empty space that does nothing but collect dust. This empty space is most often in the basement, and because the basement is usually the same size as the upstairs this means that sometimes people aren’t using half of their houses.
To take advantage of the unused space you may have some work to do, like finishing the walls, installing carpet, and most importantly installing windows. The windows are important to get fresh air and sunlight in an otherwise dark basement. Windows are also required if you plan on putting in extra bedrooms in the basement.
Here are three reasons why you need to get windows in your Louisville basement and start using that space.
One: It increases the Value of Your Louisville Home
By finishing your basement and adding the large windows that people can escape through, you can add extra bedrooms down there to increase the value of your home. A home with 4 bedrooms is going to be worth more on the market than a house with 2 bedrooms and an unfinished basement.
Other rooms to add in the basement to increase value would be another bathroom, a finished laundry room, a rec room or den, and storage closets.
Two: It’s Cooler in the Basement during the Hot Louisville Summer
When the temperature starts to climb everyone is looking for relief and a basement is the perfect place to hide from a hot day. But it will be a lot more comfortable to enjoy the coolness of a finished basement, rather than the hard floor and cement walls of an unfinished basement.
You may even find that having your bedroom in the basement will help you sleep better during the summer because of the cooler temperatures down there. Having a cooler basement to be able to be in when it is hot will also allow you to not have to run your air conditioner as much.
Three: It’s Cheaper to Install Windows and Finish the Basement
Installing windows and finishing your basement is going to be cheaper than adding on to the upstairs portion of the house. You already have your basic walls and roof with the basement and you will only lose a very small part of your yard to the window egress in the basement. With an upper level addition to your Louisville home you will be just about starting from scratch.
So use what you already have started structurally, install the required windows, and then enjoy the additional usable square footage you have added to your home.