To build a typical house, building costs start at $200 per square foot. Why not look at developing your basement for that additional needed space at around $40 per square foot. Extra bedrooms and bathrooms will provide extra living space. Or treat yourself to that ultimate home theatre room, or maybe that exercise/workout area you’ve always wanted.
Developing the basement is an opportunity to maximize your living space at a fraction of the cost (based on $/sq ft ).