An estimated 90% of new American homebuyers leave their full basements unfinished. If you consider yourself part of this large majority of homeowners, there are many ways you can take advantage of this unused space and increase your home’s resale value in the process. Here’s how you can turn your basement into your family’s new hangout spot or bedroom.
1. Install ventilation
A common problem in basements (even if they’re fully waterproofed) is mould, mildew and mild dampness. Fix this by installing or upgrading ventilation, ideally with ductwork or ceiling fans. Installing a dehumidifier will also make the air more comfortable in the basement as well.