Bonus Room or Finished Basement in new build?

2 months ago

We're in the process of building a new home with one of the mid-size developers in the Minneapolis area. House will be 3300 sq ft, 5 bdrms, 4 baths. At the moment, we're deciding between the option of a bonus room above the garage of 326 sq ft with 8 ft ceilings. Or a finished basement of 950 sq ft with 9 ft ceilings, and is a walk out. Basement includes a full bath, living room, and bedroom. Both options are the same cost. In the neighborhood, 30% of the homes have the bonus room. Thus from a future resale standpoint, I was thinking it would be better to go with the bonus room. Between the two options, which do you think is best? Thanks!

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