Step Down to Step Up

Much like adding a high-quality deck, finishing your basement can add substantial value to your home in addition to giving you more comfortable living space. According to The Wall Street Journal and a poll of the Appraisal Institute, a finished basement equals a kitchen remodel as the best financial return of all home renovations.

At John Ford Construction, we understand that the key to maximizing your financial return is ensuring that your finished basement clearly connects to the rest of your living space, and that the finished product is warm, inviting, comfortable and usable. Without these things, a finished basement becomes little more than a glorified storage space.

As we work with you during the initial consultation and estimate, we’re sure to consider elements like ceiling height, duct work, structural posts, pipes, valves and other items that may need to be worked into the planning process. In many cases, we’re able to turn these design challenges into design features.

At the end of the day, we recognize that – on top of adding value to your home – a finished basement must be people-friendly… it should be appealing, and should be as comfortable as any place in your home. Whether you want to create a play-area for your children or a place to entertain guests, your finished basement should feel like an extension of the rest of your home.

For more information about our finished basements, please contact us for a free, in-home consultation and estimate. You can reach us at 651-308-3599 or