Building Basements versus Attics

Building Basements versus AtticsBuilding a home is no easy feat – the RW Steel team won’t even pretend that it is. While we know that we’re the best in the business when it comes to reinforcing the foundation of your home, it’s because we love what we do… and we still know how difficult it is! You can always feel comfortable working with us, because we’ve worked on every type of property possible. When you work on so many different types of properties, you learn all sorts of things and you start to think in a different way. You look at homes and think, “hmmm… I might have done that differently.” Well… when you start stockpiling all this information, you need to share it with someone. And believe us, we’ve all talked each other’s ears off, because we’re all passionate about it. So, it’s time to hand this information off to you. Today, one of our biggest questions – does it make more sense to add on to the top of your home or to build underneath and create a crawl space or a basement? Read on and see what makes the most sense for you.

Basements aren’t common in the surrounding areas that we serve, but more and more people are realizing that it makes sense to build down versus up. It can be a lot more hospitable to head down into a well-constructed and designed basement, especially if you’re thinking about its purpose thoughtfully.

Attics on the other hand, most likely already exist in your home, so the cost is a lot lower, although we’re guessing that most of your attics may need some tidying up. Attics seem to be the forgotten child a lot of the time and homeowners or renters forget that they’re a great use of real estate. Many assume that they’re cold and drafty during winter months and potentially stuffy when it’s warm outside. Remember – we have solutions abound for this in this day and age.

So, what do you use either of these areas for? The options are endless. Just think of it as a built-in space to use as whatever you would build a home extension for. You may have been thinking about setting up a home workout space for years and years, forgetting that it will cost a fraction of the price if you’re using what you already have. Don’t let the current state of either space deter you. Believe us, especially if you work with a company like RW Steel, we can show you all of the possible in’s and outs of the process, so that you’re not only saving time, but you’re saving money. We’ll never be a company that wants to dig any deeper into your wallets than we have to – that’s our promise, always.

Questions? Comments? Let us know. We hope that we piqued your curiosity and got you thinking about what you can do with all of the spaces throughout your home!