Why You Should Finish The Basement Of Your Kansas City New Build

Are you thinking about building a home? If so, you might be considering finishing the basement of your Kansas City new build. From having an additional living space to adding a guest bedroom or home office, there are several reasons to consider finishing your basement. Let’s face it, the additional square footage can make a massive difference in the overall functionality of your household. 

Although finishing the basement of your home can be a big investment, there are several reasons why we believe having a Kansas City finished basement is well worth it. In this blog post, we’re going to highlight why a finished basement might be a great choice for you and your entire family. There are seemingly endless possibilities when it comes to transforming the basement of your Kansas City new build. 

Are you new to our blog? Welcome! Hearthside Homes is a semi-custom home builder based in Liberty, MO. We have been around since 1987, and we have helped over 1,500 homeowners build their dream homes in the Kansas City, Liberty, Parkville, and Kearney areas. Our affordable and long-lasting homes range from $300k to $700k. Click here to learn more about the communities that we build in.

Without further ado, let’s jump into the reasons why you should finish the basement of your Kansas City new build!

Additional Living Space For Guests

If you finish the basement of your new home, you can add more bedrooms and living space in the basement. Whether your in-laws visit often or you like to host your friends, your guests will appreciate having their own space in the house. Anyone who stays with you will feel comfortable sleeping in a private, spacious environment that features a bedroom, bathroom, and a closet to unpack.

A Work From Home Office

With most jobs still being remote for the unforeseeable future, a home office would be the perfect addition to the basement of your new home. Transform the basement into a quiet workspace where you can get things done away from all of the chaos upstairs! This is especially beneficial for those with a full house. Your to-do list will thank you.

A Kitchen/Bar Area For Entertaining

If you love to entertain, a finished basement is a game changer! Adding a kitchen and bar area to your basement will make your home more fun and inviting. Those who visit will be blown away by the hospitality and the charming area for socializing. 

An entertaining area in the basement can also be extended to the outdoors if you have a walk-out lot. Imagine mingling with your dearest friends on your patio, surrounded by string lights and good music! Your guests will never want to leave!

A Playroom For The Kids

If you have young ones, there is no doubt they would love for the basement to be turned into a playroom! When they get older, you can easily transform the room into a “hangout spot” for them and their friends. Line the basement with toys and playmats, or a pool table and a gaming area! Adding a finished basement to your Kansas City new build is a versatile option that can grow with your family.

A Movie Room For The Family

Who wouldn’t want a room dedicated to movie watching and munching on buttery popcorn? You could turn your basement into a movie room by getting some reclinable chairs, a large sectional, a flat-screen TV, or even a projector! Your whole family will love having movie nights in this cozy space.

A Home Gym 

Are you a workout fanatic? Or do you struggle to fit the gym into your busy schedule? Whatever the case may be, you could turn your basement into an at-home gym! Depending on how much space you have, you could install a variety of equipment, mirrors, and even special flooring. If it’s a smaller space, you still could have a treadmill, free weights, and a yoga mat at the ready.

Extra Storage Space

Everyone needs extra storage space! Build cabinets and closets in the basement to store extra decorations and other things that may be cluttering the upstairs. Sure, you don’t need to have a finished basement just for the purpose of storage alone. Yet, if you want to have the added benefit of more living space you can talk to your builder about installing functional built-ins, cabinetry, and closets, to add extra storage to your home! 

Outstanding Resale Value

Last but not least, the resale value of a finished basement is one of the main reasons that most people choose to finish it. Finishing your basement is a big investment, but you will make most of the money back when you sell the home. In the long run, it will be worth the initial cost because having a finished basement is something that attracts potential homebuyers!

Buy The Home Now, Finish The Basement Later! 

As you can see, finishing the basement of your Kansas City new build can be extremely beneficial. However, if you don’t have it in the budget at the moment, Hearthside Homes offers finished basement projects to their home building clients. If you choose to build a home with our team, ask us to prepare your basement with the electrical and plumbing requirements you’ll need to make your finished basement a reality later down the line. 

Working With Hearthside Homes Is Easy & Efficient 

If you are thinking about building a home in the Kansas City, Liberty, Kearney, or Parkville areas, Hearthside Homes make the construction process as easy as 1, 2, 3! Below are the steps that we take in building your new construction home. P.S… from the time we break ground, we can have it ready for you in about six short months!

Stage #1: Pre-Construction: Our team will start by creating plans specific to your home. We offer a wide array of different floor plans, ranging from 2 story, 1.5 story, reverse, and ranch layouts!

Stage #2: Design Selections: In the next step, you will be meeting with our interior designer. This designer will help you select the details for your new home at our Design Center! From flooring to paint, cabinetry, tile, and beyond, you’ll have a great time customizing your new home to your unique taste. Click here to take a 3D tour of our Design Center in Liberty, MO! 

Stage #3: Appliances: Then, you will meet with our appliance experts at Factory Direct to go over the final choices for your new kitchen. You will also pick out fixtures and lighting during this stage.

Stage #4: Pre-Drywall Orientation: Now it’s time to meet with the construction team. In this stage, you will take a look at the progress on framing, heating and cooling ducts, and plumbing/electrical rough-in work! You’ll get notifications from our online client portal regularly updating you with progress photos from the job site.  

Stage #5: Build Check: Next, you will see your decisions from earlier in the process come to life! More details will be added to your home, and you can check in on the progress.

Stage #6: Punch Period: This is the inspection stage! From the mechanical components to the finishing touches, our construction team will inspect all elements and correct any issues that there may be before the closing day!

Stage #7: Home Orientation: Finally, you will walk through the house with our team to go over the functionality of your appliances, water lines, circuit breaker, etc. Sometimes a second set of eyes can catch small imperfections that will need to corrected prior to closing day, so this is the perfect opportunity for us to finalize our remaining to-do list. 

Stage #8: Closing Day: We did it! You will stop at the home and make sure everything’s completed, and pick up the closing papers and keys. You are now officially a homeowner!

Stage #9: Warranty Check: Our work doesn’t stop on closing day. After you move in, we are available to you if any issues should arise with our warranty. We offer a 1-year warranty to our clients so you can be confident in your buying decision! 

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Courtney says: “My husband and I had a great experience with Hearthside Homes, we look forward to making a lifetime of memories here! We absolutely love our floor plan, The Monroe! Thank you Mike and Emily for being full of smiles and excitement on closing day!”

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