If you’re looking to for more storage or living space for your home, having your basement or attic finished is a great option. By finishing your basement or attic, you create more living space without having to make changes to your current common spaces, such as your living room, family room or kitchen. There’s so much you can do with your extra space, whether you want to turn it into more common areas for family time, an additional bedroom, or even an in-law style apartment. Adding more space in your home by finishing a basement or an attic is a no brainer! Iwano and Sons Construction, Inc. is here to help you every step of the way.
If you are interested in building out a mini apartment, sometimes the basement is the better choice for a finishing project, especially if they have a walk out door and windows. Depending on the layout of your home, the basement may also offer more space and taller ceilings. One benefit of refinishing your basement is that it stays cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. As heat rises, and most basements are well insulated, you’ll be more comfortable year round.
Depending on the home, some would much rather refinish the attic, especially if the basement feels too cave-like. Luckily the attic has benefits of its own. It may have more natural light and the character of the home tends to shine through with the style of the roof.
Keep in mind that both the basement and the attic are common areas for major storage within the home. If you are a big user of storage, and want to refinish either location, make sure you have a plan for where you’ll be keeping your extra belongings. While basements are quite easy to section off with additional walls and doors, attics can be a little trickier because of their open layout.