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Is a Finished Basement Worth It?

November 28, 2022
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A finished basement offers many perks. Is it worth it for your new home?

Your customized, new construction home in Maryland can come with a basement, finished or unfinished. With Ameri-Star Homes, you can choose one of many beautiful floor plans, customize it according to your wants and needs, and include additional options, such as a basement. You might like the idea of having one, but is a finished basement worth it? Here’s what you can expect to gain.

More Square Footage

Your home’s square footage is the amount of livable floor space you have. A basement will not count toward your home’s total square footage if it is unfinished, unheated, or completely underground. The basement’s square footage will count if it has legal egress (a window or door to the outside,) and is conditioned with heating. With the additional square feet, your home will have more utility, enjoyment, and value.

Return on Your Investment in Finished Basement Space

You probably plan to live in your customized home for a very long time. Even so, it helps to set yourself up for a high return on investment (ROI) should you ever sell your home. A finished basement generally yields quite significant ROI in addition to expanded utility and enjoyment.

Additional Living Space

What’s in it for you? You can gain livable space that you can use for practically anything. You can use it as a home office or a rec room complete with a wet bar, home theatre, exercise room and much more .

Should You Finish the Basement During Construction?

When you are building your home, you can choose to either finish the basement during the construction process or at a later time. You could finish it later but there can be significant  savings by incorporating into construction while sub-contractors are present. Additionally, the means to finance the additional finished space can be incorporated into your home mortgage thereby eliminating the need to finish the basement with cash or alternative financing. Ameri-Star Homes can work with you on your new home plan and help you find the best way to get the most out of your project.

Let Ameri-Star Homes Build Your New Custom Home!

Ameri-Star Homes was built on the idea that a home is not complete until the homeowner is 100% satisfied. That’s right, completely satisfied homeowners. Whether you want a home built on one of our home sites or on your own land, count on the same high quality from Ameri-Star. We have set out to exceed all your expectations of integrity, affordability, and customer satisfaction. Build lasting memories for years to come with Ameri-Star Homes. 

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