Should you add a bedroom to your basement before selling?
While most basement bedrooms won’t actually count as a bedroom for most listings (because they’re underground), a basement bedroom can add a lot of value to your home. Perfect for guests and in-laws who may want a little bit of privacy, basement bedrooms are extremely popular in the US. Of course, if the new homeowners prefer they can also use the space as an office, gym, or meditation room. With flex spaces—that can be used as any of the above and more—being so popular, it’s quite possible that adding a bedroom to your basement could be the right move. That said, if it reduced from the main living space too much, it could make your basement feel small. Your agent and Curbio HIC will guide you into making the right decision based on your home and its basement space.
What color should you paint your basement before you sell?
You want to choose a color that will make the space feel large and open and not turn off buyers. You also want to create a blank slate in which prospective home buyers can imagine living their own lives with their own belongings.
Just like for any part of the home, we recommend using neutral paint colors to attract more home buyers and sell faster.