Some basements conversions are partially finished, while others are no more than a dark space with dirt floors. Others are non-existent or have ceilings too low to provide suitable space. Regardless, many homeowners may reach a point in their lives where they’re looking to convert their home’s basement into an entirely new space, either for personal or financial reasons.
People typically gravitate towards these three options when it comes to converting a basement.
Simple Cellar Conversions
Cellars are small, damp and unfinished sub-grade rooms. They are often far more enclosed than a basement but can sometimes be attached to basements. If you’re currently storing wine in your cellar and want to convert it into livable space, you’ll have to make sure you can get airflow in the area to reduce moisture and the musty smell that comes with it.
While cellar conversions are usually less involved than basement conversions, you’ll still need to work with a contractor to make sure it is structurally sound as a livable space and that there is enough room available for what you want to do there.
When it comes to a basement remodel, Denver is in good hands. A basement conversion is the process of changing this space into an inhabitable room. There are varying degrees of basement conversion from a basic conversion to one that involves excavation and expansion to create sufficient height to be habitable.
Many new clients ask our Denver contractors how to turn a crawlspace into a basement. While the process can be a big decision, crawlspace conversions can lead to bigger and better things for the value of your home.
Especially if you are constantly battling mildew, dust mites, and wood rot in the crawlspace of your home, you may want to consider doing a crawlspace conversion. Mildew and moisture near the foundation of your home damages the air quality of your home and can also potentially cause dry rot, which is an issue NO ONE wants to grapple with. Many people choose to go one step further and convert their crawlspace into a basement.
Basement conversion, crawlspace conversions, and cellar conversions are all big projects that can lead to big results. Not only can they drastically up the value of your home, but they can transform your living experience. You could have a small apartment all set up for your loved ones when they are in between jobs, or you could rent out your basement for some extra dough. You could even arrange to have a home theatre for the whole family or a spare bedroom for guests.
However, whether it be a digging out a crawl space or going forth with a basement conversion, it’s important to have a contractor you can trust by your side from start to finish. Give us a call at 303.944.0488 and we can work together to transform your basement into a space you love.