If you want to increase the size of your home, the answer lies right beneath your feet

Basement remodels return so much of your investment because the basic structure—walls and floors—already are in place. This lowers construction costs per square foot, saving 10% to 15% over the cost of building an addition with comparable features and amenities. Basement remodeling also avoids the complications of property line setbacks and other zoning restrictions that sometimes complicate adding onto your house

Remodeling basement space is a good way to gain living area without building an addition, and it’s a good investment.