Just half a decade ago, the idea of remodeling a house wasn’t even on people’s minds. Many, after all, were struggling to keep ownership of their homes in the midst of the 2008 housing crisis. Now, as the real estate market continues its recovery, homeowners seem to be recovering their confidence as well… According to a survey by interior design platform Houzz.com, 12% more people are pushing through with redecorating and renovating their homes compared to last year.


However, many Chicagoans are sticking to the tried-and-true options when it comes to home improvements, according to an article on the Chicago Agent Magazine website:


As the housing market continues to recover, though, what home improvement projects are proving the most popular with homeowners? And how do homeowners in Chicago, specifically, intend on bolstering their home’s value?


Pat Cesario, an agent with Gagliardo Realty in Oak Park, said that improvement projects involving kitchens, bathrooms and floors – aka, the most expensive renovations – are the most common for his sellers, given what great selling points an updated kitchen and new floors are. And if the buyers have the necessary finances, he doesn’t find much resistance to the strategy.

Indeed, when homeowners think about home remodeling, they are more likely to think of renovating the rooms that are most often used and seen. Many are unaware of a home improvement opportunity that’s quite literally under their noses—remodeling the basement.


In many houses, the basement is just a place to store old furniture, broken appliances, and outgrown clothes. However, basements can also be converted to sizable living spaces that any homeowner will enjoy having. People who work at home can turn the entire floor into an office that can handily fit computers, printers, fax machines, filing cabinets, and other business equipment. On the other hand, those who love to entertain guests can turn it into a home theater complete with a large-screen TV and surround sound system. There are virtually no limits to what homeowners can do once they undertake basement remodeling in Chicago homes.


If you are curious about how you can transform your basement, contact Chicago basement remodeling experts like DAL Builders for advice. Who knows, soon enough, you might have them constructing your new favorite room.


There are many ways that homeowners can improve their residences, but what projects are the most popular?

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