Melbourne’s property market is competitive to say the least and in a city where blocks of land are getting smaller, homeowners are finding different ways to add extra space to their homes. Basements have gone from being a dingy room that has an old TV and some prehistoric gym equipment in it, to being a vibrant extra living space or even a luxurious room for an Airbnb. Before you decide whether a basement is right for your home, you’ve got to figure out a few considerations. In this post, we’ll run through a few things to consider before deciding if a basement is right for your home.
Do you want to reap the benefits of an underground extension?
Building or installing a basement in your home comes with a number of benefits. You may be hoping for extra living space, or perhaps a parking garage in the inner city, or the ultimate man cave or theatre room – whatever your goal, a basement is a savvy way of adding an extension to your home when land size, and town planning issues, such as overshadowing and setbacks are a challenge.
Would an above-ground extension ruin the look of your home?
If you don’t want to affect the façade of your home or even the back of it, then a basement is right for your home. Basements are the perfect invisible extension, meaning you won’t ruin your home’s good looks by building an obvious and incongruous extension at the front, back or on top as an added floor. These can really stick out and affect the look of your entire property.
Does your home design facilitate the construction of a basement?
Another important consideration when deciding if a basement is right for your home is the house design. This question is best left up to a builder who can inspect and assess your property and let you know whether a basement is able to be constructed. Contact the expert basement building team at Techniblock to arrange an inspection.
Do you want to add value to your home?
Like many renovations and extensions, basements add value to your home. They create an entirely new space that can be used for many different purposes: from living spaces to home gyms, to recording studios, to profitable B ‘n’ B retreats. Adding a basement could be right for your home if you’re looking to add value to it.
If you’re considering installing a basement in your place and you’ve said ‘yes’ to all of the above, it’s time to get in touch with Techniblock to make your new basement happen. Techniblock are Melbourne’s expert foundation construction company, putting their years of experience in foundation construction and repair into building basements under new or pre-existing homes. With the right work ethic, equipment and expertise, Techniblock will get your basement project underway on time and to budget.