Are you contemplating adding a basement to your existing home, or building one from scratch along with your new home construction? The experts at Center Island Contracting are at the forefront of basement design and can assist your family with any Long Island basement remodel or new construction projects. Finished basements are a great investment, since the most cost-effective way to increase the value of your home is to increase living space. A home’s value is based on the total finished livable square footage and once a basement or garage conversion is finished, the home’s value increases instantly. If the idea of a new basement excites you, here are some of the newest basement design features to consider for your upcoming project.
The popularity of theater rooms are on the rise. As long as you have the space, you can make your basement feel like a deluxe media room with a few comfortable reclining chairs and a large TV or projector. Surround sound, LED floor lighting and even a pop corn machine can make your basement feel like your very own movie theater at home.
Wine cellars are also a popular trend when it comes to basement remodels. Wine enthusiasts are taking their love of wine to the next level by storing personal wine collections or homemade wine right in the comfort of their own homes. Our design experts can help you choose how to display the wine in any size wine cellar.
Extension of Rest of Home
Another basement remodel trend is to keep the style consistent with the upstairs, making the basement an extension of the rest of the home and another living space that feels like another room in the house. This will make your basement an easy transition and will increase the value of your home because of the addition of livable square footage.
Walkout basements feature one side of basement exposing the outside by windows or doors. They also allow you to enter the basement from the outside. A walkout basement can provide ample natural light and turn an otherwise dark and dingy basement into a light and bright living space.
In-Law or Mother-in-Law Suite
Many people are opting to turn their basement into an in-law or mother-in-law suite so that parents or grandparents can age in place with their loved ones. Alternatively, an in-law suite can be used for parents who visit often, providing them a place to stay that feels like home. If your basement is large enough, the in-law suite can include a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounge area for them to spend along time in.
Our qualified professional new home construction management team is here to help you build the new home of your dreams in Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho etc. With the knowledge about local and New York State laws, our staff can answer all your questions and streamline the entire process. Email us or call (516) 481-4707.