If your home is great for you and your family, sans one little problem that comes in the form of no-basement, then you may be considering having a basement added to your existing home. Adding a basement to an existing home is possible in many situations, but you do want to make sure you want to go this route.
You want to weigh the cost against the benefits
Depending on how difficult the job will be, you can be looking at quite an expense. However, this expense can possibly pay for itself in one of two ways. Either it may increase the value of your home by at least the cost of having the basement put in, or the basement will add to your or your entire family's quality of life in a way that makes the price well worth it.
You want a second living area in the home
If you want to create a second living space in your home, and you have opted not to have a guest house built on the property, then adding a basement with specific features, such as a door for outside access and a bathroom, can give you that living space. This can be good for many situations including, but not limited to, adult kids who want to continue living at home but want their own space, using the basement as a rental unit, housing various family as needed, etc.
You want an in-home office
If you already work from home, or you could do so if you had the proper space, then you may want a basement. Having a basement could give you a large space where you could work.
In fact, depending on the type of work you do, you can have a door installed that your clients can come and go through. One example of a time when this setup would be fantastic would be when you do peoples taxes. Another time when this would be good is if you are starting an online retail business that's going to require that you keep a good amount of inventory on hand.
You want the space for anything else
When it comes to the reasons someone would feel the need for a basement that isn't already detailed above, they can vary from everything ranging from wanting a game room to wanting their own art studio. No matter what reasons you have for wanting a basement, you should contact a basement construction contractor to discuss your wants and find out where to go from there.