6 Benefits of a Finished Basement

A finished basement is a blank slate for a design overhaul, providing plenty of open space to decorate and renovate. Not only does a finished basement add value to your home and add more livable square footage for your family, but below are even more benefits of a finished basement. Center Island Contracting’s construction management team takes pride in the ability to treat every new home building or remodeling job as if the home belongs to a member of the team. The same respect and consideration that we have for our own homes is inherent in everything we do for your property. So feel free to give us a call and let us talk to you about the basement designs we can produce to make your house the home of your dreams.

Affordable Remodel

Every project is different, but a finished basement remodel can be one of the more affordable renovation projects. Using inexpensive materials is standard for a basement, such as carpet vs. wood flooring and cheaper finishes.

Add Bathroom/Bedroom

Finishing a basement means you have space to add that extra bedroom or bathroom you’ve always wanted. If you have the room for both, adding an extra bedroom and bathroom can add to the resale value of your home. A bathroom is a more expensive addition than a bedroom, but it provides convenience to a finished basement.

Adds Home Value

As mentioned above, adding more value to your home with the addition of a finished basement will help when it’s time to sell the house. A finished basement provides the best value per square foot because it’s already an existing structure, and you don’t have to build a foundation, four walls and a roof for it.

More Living Space

Depending on the size of your basement, a finished basement can potentially double your living space. That’s a whole lot more privacy for some family members to enjoy as a second hangout area, especially if you have teenagers who want to be alone.

Rental Unit

A finished basement can potentially add more income to help contribute to your mortgage if used as a rental unit. If there’s enough space and room in your budget for a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, you’re well on your way to earning some extra cash every month.

More Storage

Adding more space to your home can also mean more storage space! We can never have enough storage. Refinishing your basement can include more closets, or even a whole room used for storage.


For the very best service from qualified, reliable and experienced professionals for all your home building and construction management needs, you can trust Central Island Contracting. For more information about our home remodeling projects here on Long Island, contact us!