Basement Finishing in PA, including Chambersburg, York & Lancaster.

Creating a Basement Apartment in Your Greater Harrisburg Home

A basement apartment is a great way to increase home value

Egress windows provide safety & natural lighting for your basement apartment

Egress windows provide safety & allow a safe exit for tenants in your basement apartment.

Basement apartments have become extremely popular over the years. They are a great way to increase your living space and home value. Our experts at Appleby Systems can create a basement apartment that is designed to meet your specific needs.

Installing a basement apartment gives you the opportunity to earn rental income or provide a family member with separate accommodation. If you are considering having a basement apartment installed in your basement and you live in the Greater Harrisburg area, give us a call today! We provide free estimates for all basement finishing needs.

A door or egress window is a code requirement

A house with a walkout basement can provide a basement apartment with a separate entrance, which most homeowners appreciate. It is also a code requirement for any bedroom to have an exterior door or an egress window that can provide inhabitants with an escape route in the event of a fire.

If your basement does not have an exterior door, it may be necessary to enlarge an existing basement window opening and install a larger window that meets egress specifications.

A full-service basement finishing contractor at Appleby Systems will be able to advise you on egress window requirements and suggest the best location for installing an egress window or an exterior door.

Basement finishing investment: Rental property income

For Rent: Basement Apartment

A new basement apartment provides you with the opportunity to earn extra rental income. This means the expenses for maintenance and heating and cooling can be covered in a simple payment by the tenant. It is even likely that maintenance services such as painting, cleaning and replacing the water heater can be tax deductibles. Check with your accountant for more details on renting out your basement apartment.

Things to consider when adding a basement apartment:

  • Washer & dryer. An apartment with its own washer & dryer will be much more marketable than an apartment without these appliances. To save space, look for compact stacking models.
  • Insulation. Insulating the basement walls will make the apartment more comfortable and less costly to heat and cool.
  • A fireplace. A gas-fired fireplace with an attractive surround can be a cozy focal point in a basement apartment. Sealed-combustion models can vent directly through an exterior wall, eliminating the expense of a chimney.
  • Convertible furniture. Versatility is valued in any apartment, and a convertible sofa/bed enables your apartment to accommodate visitors from time to time. Also consider a drop-leaf table that can quickly turn a living room into a dining room on special occasions.
  • Extra closet & storage space. Renters appreciate generously sized closets and extra storage space because these features make it easier to keep an apartment neat and organized.

Plumbing and electrical requirements are important

Your basement apartment needs a bathroom and small kitchen to function as a completely separate space from your upstairs living area. To handle the electrical requirements of this space, an electrician will probably want to install at least two new circuits at your main service panel – one for lights and one for receptacles. As for the new plumbing, special self-contained basement toilets and compact, high-performance pumps have made it possible to install a basement bathroom without extensive excavation beneath the basement slab.

Appleby Systems can neatly work around areas like the electrical box and create a space for your new bathroom area that is beautiful and private. We can also install the finishing touches to your bathroom, including unique bath fixtures and shower designs.

Contact our basement experts today!

To get the best results when finishing a basement, talk to the experts at Appleby Systems for a free estimate. We proudly service homes throughout Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Chambersburg, Carlisle, Hershey, Enola, Hanover, Elizabethtown, Wasynesboro and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.

We can handle the wide range of work your job requires – from waterproofing and egress window installation to plumbing, electrical and insulation work. With a full-service basement contractor, you can be sure that the best design idea techniques and materials will be used, creating new living space that's comfortable, attractive, and sure to stay that way for a long time.

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Serving PA including the Greater Lancaster area
Cities in Adams County, PA
Abbottstown
Aspers
Biglerville
East Berlin
Fairfield
Gardners
Gettysburg
Littlestown
Mc Sherrystown
New Oxford
Orrtanna
York Springs

Cities in Cumberland County, PA
Boiling Springs
Camp Hill
Carlisle
Enola
Lemoyne
Mechanicsburg
Mount Holly Springs
Newburg
Newville
Shippensburg
Walnut Bottom

Cities in Dauphin County, PA
Harrisburg
Hershey
Highspire
Hummelstown
Middletown

Cities in Franklin County, PA
Blue Ridge Summit
Chambersburg
Doylesburg
Dry Run
Fannettsburg
Fayetteville
Fort Loudon
Greencastle
Lurgan
Mercersburg
Mont Alto
Orrstown
Pleasant Hall
Saint Thomas
Spring Run
Upperstrasburg
Waynesboro
Willow Hill

Cities in Fulton County, PA
Big Cove Tannery
Burnt Cabins
Crystal Spring
Harrisonville
Hustontown
Mc Connellsburg
Needmore
Warfordsburg
Waterfall
Wells Tannery

Cities in Lancaster County, PA
Bainbridge
Columbia
Conestoga
Drumore
Elizabethtown
Holtwood
Lancaster
Landisville
Marietta
Maytown
Millersville
Mount Joy
Mountville
Peach Bottom
Pequea
Washington Boro

Cities in Lebanon County, PA
Palmyra

Cities in Perry County, PA
Blain
Duncannon
Elliottsburg
Ickesburg
Landisburg
Liverpool
Loysville
Marysville
Millerstown
New Bloomfield
New Germantown
Newport
Shermans Dale

Cities in Schuylkill County, PA
Quakake

Cities in York County, PA
Airville
Brogue
Dallastown
Delta
Dillsburg
Dover
Etters
Fawn Grove
Felton
Glen Rock
Glenville
Hanover
Lewisberry
Manchester
Mount Wolf
New Cumberland
New Freedom
New Park
Red Lion
Seven Valleys
Shrewsbury
Spring Grove
Stewartstown
Thomasville
Wellsville
Windsor
Wrightsville
York
York Haven

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York, PA 17408
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