2009 Idea Home: Chicago Remodel
Reimagine unused areas
Idea Home: We added 900 usable square feet to the Luebbes' home by finishing the raw basement. We found space for a family/TV room, a fourth bedroom/hobby room and a third full bath, not to mention understairs storage, a laundry room and a back entry hall big enough to stow the homeowners' bikes.
Your home: Rediscover unused square footage. Think creatively to solve minor basement issues like support posts, small windows and utility meters. After all, the net investment for so much useful space is a relative bargain.