We asked one of the top producing real estate firms in Colorado,
Beals and Company, how much would a finished basement add to the
value of a home?
A professionally finished 1500 square foot basement should add
$52,500 to $97,500 (35.00 – 65.00 per square foot) to the value
of your home depending on your neighborhood, if your basement is
a “walk-out” or below grade space and the amenities you elect to
put in your basement. We recommend you use an open concept floor
plan, 1 or 2 bedrooms, office/exercise room with French doors,
finished full bathroom and a large family/recreation room. Try
to make the transition between the basement and the rest of your
home as seamless as possible, (i.e.: same carpet, paint, doors
Having a finished basement greatly enhances the sale ability, as
many people do not have the money to spend after making such a
We work with real estate investors that will buy a house, finish
the basement and sell it for a nice profit.
Be careful not to get carried away with the amenities. You might
like the idea of a wet bar, a steam room/sauna, 52” plasma TV
but understand it will only be an additional expense that you
will probably not be able to recoup.
You can contact the folks at Beals and Company at