The great advantage with basements is that they not only add a whole new floor, it’s also space that can be used in many different ways. Basements are close enough to the ground floor area to be used as playrooms, nanny bedrooms and bathrooms, living rooms and kitchens. With the demands of modern lifestyles, basements are increasingly being turned into leisure areas with home cinemas, pool and table tennis tables and home gyms. You can also create an independent entrance or exit out into the back garden from the basement.
Victorian and older-style properties that have timber-suspended floors or existing cellars are the ideal homes for basement conversions, and with most of these older properties, homeowners live in the house while the basement is being converted. The disruption in the house is limited to the last stage when the new staircase is fitted.