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Refinishing or remodeling your basement into a family room, basement bar, or extra bedroom seems like a project for the warmer months, but winter, believe it or not, is one of the best times to get that big project taken care of.

Here are 5 huge reasons why refinishing your basement in this winter is the way to go.

1. Contractors Have the Time

The best reason first— during the winter months, contractors have the time to get the job done!

Because work for contractors tends to slow in the winter months, they’ve got more than enough time to get your basement looking just the way you’ve always dreamed.

You won’t have to worry that your project isn’t getting the tender loving care it deserves because there won’t be as many competing projects. You’ll be a top priority!

You can also get great pricing during winter, and it doesn’t hurt that contracts will get the job done faster than they might during the summer, when the demand for reliable contractors often gets out of control.

2. Materials Cost Less

Because demand for construction slows so much in the winter, material costs drop. This means you’re paying less for the same high-quality goods. That goes for more than just lumber.  Did you know that many manufacturers increase their prices on key basement remodeling supplies during the busy summer construction months? 

Take advantage of lower material costs during the winter to schedule your basement finishing project. In addition to things like lumber, insulation, drywall, and flooring, many home decor items, including furniture, are also on sale at deep discounts during winter.

3. Permits and Inspections Happen Faster

Contractors aren’t the only ones with slower schedules during the colder months— city employees who issue remodeling permits and inspectors need work too! They’ll be able to do their work more quickly, which means your contractors can get your project started (and completed) faster.

4. You’re Not Using It Right Now Anyway

Let’s face it— if your basement is unfinished, or if it’s not in the greatest shape ever, you’re probably not using it much during the winter.

When the basement is too chilly to be your favorite place to hang out over the winter months, you might as well take advantage and get it remodeled. At D-Bug Waterproofing, we can transform that dingy, damp, and moldy basement into a dry, warm, and bright family space.

Learn more on our Basement Remodeling and Finishing page.

5. Your Home’s Value Increases

If you’re considering basement remodeling as an investment, the best basement additions are an additional bedroom or bathroom. One adds more living space, the other more practical functionality.

Finishing a basement is generally considered to give a 70% to 75% return on investment, but the news is better than that, as a finished basement puts you ahead of the curve in making your home more desirable when it comes to selling.  Certainly, a moldy basement with no useful amenities is not an incentive in a real estate deal.

Of course, your home’s value is not only about its potential sale price. This is the place you live, raise a family, and (more often these days) work. Value is also about the rich and pleasant hours your home brings to you and your family.

If you want the best for yourself, consider a remodeled basement from D-Bug Waterproofing.

Ready to Refinish Your Basement? We Can Help

No matter the time of year, we’re available for all your basement refinishing or remodeling needs. Call D-Bug Waterproofing at 855-381-1528 or contact us today.