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Expert Finished Basement Remodeling
Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Montgomery County, Maryland
Finished Basements: A Smart, Cost-Effective Way to Increase Your Home’s Living Space
A well-designed and well-built finished basement remodel is a great way to expand your home’s useful living space. Basement remodeling is also one of the most cost-effective ways. But only if your finished basement is well designed and properly built.
Unfortunately, not all finished basement remodels are as well-designed and well-built as they could be. Not all basement remodeling contractors can provide the same benefits and enhanced value. Not all basement remodeling contractors are as thorough in their approach as Metro Building and Remodeling.
This is why Metro’s smarter approach to remodeling basements makes so much sense. And this is how we make finishing your basement easier and more rewarding.
Finished Basements Remodeled Around Your Needs
Our goal is to help you get the most enjoyment, best use, and greatest value from remodeling your basement. This means starting by finding out what your needs are now, and what you expect your needs to be in the future. It means asking you about your goals, preferences, and priorities for your finished basement. This discussion also includes what you would like to invest in your finished basement remodel. And having us help you get the most benefit and value from your budget.
Finding Opportunities and Developing Ideas for Your Basement Remodel
At our first meeting, after discussing what you are looking to accomplish with your basement remodel, we conduct a preliminary evaluation of your basement. We look for the challenges and opportunities your basement offers. Basements differ from home to home as does what our clients desire from their finished basement.
Our goal is to determine, and show you, how we can remodel your basement in ways your finished basement will meet or exceed your expectations. And, that your newly remodeled basement can be better than you ever imagined. We strive to remodel every basement to be useful, enjoyable, beautiful and provide extra value to you and your family. And also increase the value of your home. We always work as hard as possible to create the best finished basement possible within your budget. No matter if your basement remodeling budget is modest or high.
Protecting You by Fixing and Avoiding Problems
Before we start constructing your basement remodel, we look for problem areas such as moisture, structural or radon issues. Problems like these are best fixed before construction. We also determine the code requirements in your community, such as for emergency egress windows and doors. Sometimes, other things such as heating and cooling system changes need to, or should be, part of your finished basement remodel. By identifying this before budgeting, design and construction are underway, you don’t end up with avoidable surprise costs or problems.
Think Long Term for the Greatest Basement Remodeling Value
No matter your life stage when you are finishing your basement, it makes a great deal of sense to think ahead. How you will use your basement now AND how you expect to use it in the future. It also makes sense to consider how the things you do now will maximize the resale value of your home later.
Your finished basement needs today may be for a child-safe playroom for your young children. In a few years, you may want a place your teenagers will want to have their friends over or where they can study. You likely will want a place to entertain your friends, engage in your hobbies and perhaps a very convenient place to exercise. And, if you are like many of our clients, you may want some clean and custom-fitted storage space.
Down the road, you may want to use your basement as a home office, additional bedrooms or perhaps a guest suite.
Saving You Money in the Future
By discussing, now, your current and expected future finished basement needs, we can very likely save you money down the road. By factoring in your expected uses down the road, we can design and remodel your finished basement today in a way that could make it less expensive to modify for your future uses later.
Perhaps you only need a half bath now for a play or study area. However, down the road, you expect to include a guest room. We can design and remodel your half bath today to be large enough for a tub or shower later on, and while we lay plumbing under the concrete floor today, before tiling it over we can also efficiently and less expensively lay the plumbing under your slab now.
Finished Basements: Curb Appeal You Can’t See from the Curb
Today people search homes to buy online as well as with realtors. So their first view of a home for sale isn’t always from the curb. Home buyers check off boxes, on homes for sale listing sites, like the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, a finished basement, etc. as what they are looking for.
Having a finished basement expands the number of people interested in your home.
It makes your home more move-in ready for those wanting a finished basement and, of course, can justify a higher sale price.
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