Oakville realtor Sue Heddle

Buying A House With An Unfinished Basement

Saturday Sep 21st, 2019


Working with an experienced Oakville realtor, like Sue Heddle Homes, means that you’ll have an expert on your side, working hard to find you the home you want. However, what if you come across a beautiful home that checks off all the boxes on your list, except for the fact that the basement isn’t finished? We understand that this scenario may be a deal breaker for some, but we also want to remind you that an unfinished basement also presents a lot of possibilities.

While the cost to finish a basement will vary depending on your plans for the space and what type of finishes you pick, the good news is that you’ll have plenty of options.

8 Ideas For Finishing Your Basement Space

If you’re having trouble envisioning what your Oakville, Burlington or Milton finished basement could eventually look like, you’re not alone. From full-fledged theatres or a home office to a cozy space for family and friends to gather, you’ll have the ability to customize the space to suit your family.

Rather than passing up an ideal house in the right neighbourhood, with the right layout, and the right price, many prospective buyers choose to buy a home with the plans to expand and finish their basement when the time is right.  In fact, this can actually be a great option for a growing family, and help them avoid needing to move to a bigger home later on.

Here are few ideas on how you can finish your basement in your new home:

1. An additional bedroom and/or living space for an older child or grandparents.

2. A large playroom. Not only does this give your kids space to actively play and create, but it also gives the upstairs space back to parents!

3. An at-home office.

4. A media/movie room perfect for family movie nights.

5. A game room that can include a pool table, ping pong table, air hockey, foosball, or even a place to play video games.

6. For those who are big on entertaining, installing a wet bar and food prep area allows you to host with ease.

7. Storage space. Think pull out drawers, built in shelving and clean spaces to keep seasonal wardrobes, cottage supplies, craft materials or sports gear organized.

8. A home gym.

Trust Sue Heddle Homes To Find Your Next Home

When you decide to look for a new home, it can certainly feel overwhelming. Trust Sue Heddle Homes to help you narrow down your needs, help you navigate the current real estate market and find you the next ideal space for your family. From helping you sell your current Oakville or Halton area home to finding a better home for your current needs, Sue Heddle Homes can help. Contact Sue at (416) 906-7998 and find out more about how we can help.

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