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May 10, 2017

Maximizing Your Living Space

Almost all homeowners are looking for more livable space, whether it’s to accommodate a growing family or make space for a new hobby. Almost all homeowners are also sitting directly underneath (or above) unfinished usable spaces. The most common unfinished areas in homes through the country include attics, basements and garages. What can you use these spaces for once they are finished by Finer Remodeling?

Attics

Many property owners spend their entire tenure in a home avoiding the attic unless they are putting away Christmas decorations or looking for an old yearbook. However, attics are surprisingly flexible spaces that can be transformed through finishing. Finished attics are the perfect spot for a game room, exercise room, play room, movie room, craft room or reading nook. Depending on the size of your attic, it could even become an additional bedroom.

Basements

The basement is often the biggest single room in a home, so why do homeowners waste such a huge livable space? This common remodeling project will add tons of new space to your living area. Some of the most common uses for a finished basement include:

  • Adding a home office
  • Creating a playroom for the kids
  • Installing a home theatre
  • Adding an in-law suite
  • Creating an apartment or large spare bedroom
  • Transforming the room into a sports bar
  • Making a home gym
  • Additional storage

Since finished basements are so large, homeowners often combine uses to suit everyone’s tastes.

Garages

Did you realize that your garage could become a finished area and add square footage to your home? Most people never do! A small garage can become a home office or study area. Medium-sizes garages are often converted into bedrooms or guest rooms separate from the house. If you are passionate about your classic car collection, a large finished garage can offer you a tidy place to work on and showcase them.

Ready to add more livable space to your home with a finishing project? Trust a highly-recommended and skilled contractor like Finer Remodeling and give us a call at (410) 905-3742.