Basements: The Undiscovered Jewel

We homeowners are always interested in finding ways to increase the value of our homes - this is even more important in our current economy, where buyers are pickier and every nook and corner of space needs to be maximized for value and function.

A basement remodel can provide all of this and more. Finishing an unfinished basement will, in some cases, double the finished square footage of your home. A basement is the ideal place for cozy space for private or public activities. Think: separate bed and bath for an aging parent, teenager or a master suite. Think rec. room for family game or movie nights, sporting events. With imagination, creative thinking, careful assessment of your existing space, and a quality remodeler your basement can provide years of comfort and pleasure.

Basement remodels are also a great investment. Not only do they typically cost less per square foot than remodels on the upper floors of a house, but if and when you decide to sell, potential buyers are usually very happy to have a finished basement. The latest "Remodeling Cost VS. Value Report 2008-2009", viewable at, reports that the average mid-range basement remodel in the Twin Cities area is $75,598 and will bring a 70.2% return on investment. Very few projects yield this type of return.


Maximize your budget by working with what you have.

The layout, design and finishing of your basement will be influenced by the age of your home, its existing construction, materials, and the condition and location of its mechanical and electrical systems. By taking time to carefully explore solutions and options, your reward will be a successful project. Some things to consider:

At Murphy Bros., we believe that the best projects are the result of careful planning, quality materials and proper installation. With some creative thought and a great remodel-partner, your finishes basement is just steps away!

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