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Use the 203k to Build the Ultimate Man Cave


203k ultimate man caveWant the ultimate man cave? It's all about the planning. The 203k home improvement loan can help you finish a basement and get it ready for the best den or entertainment room in your neighborhood. Want to know more? Let's look at a few things that would turn an average basement into the ultimate man cave.

Every man cave needs an entertainment center. The best entertainment centers are wired correctly from the beginning. You might even want a separate breaker panel if you go all out. Running the wiring and installing new outlets will help ensure your man cave has the best set up for any big screen and surround sound configuration. While the 203k doesn't finance the entertainment components like a TV, it does finance electrical upgrades and wiring.

The ultimate man cave needs a kitchen or small bar area. You can finance plumbing work with the 203k. Imagine having a fridge, microwave and sink in your man cave where you can have all the right food and drinks for the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Stanley Cup and the Kentucky Derby. Your friends will never want to go anywhere else.

Because of the friends and the surround sound, your man cave needs a little extra insulation and soundproofing. Finishing a basement the right way with a licensed contractor can be financed with the 203k. This will ensure that your palace will not be disturbed by the parties you'll have in your man cave.

If you want to do all of this work on your own, without the help of a professional builder, then the 203k is not for you. This financing option requires a licensed contractor for the work. This is why builders should know what the FHA 203k is. If you're a DIY guy that wants to design and build on your own, then go for it. But would you share your blueprints with us so we can have the ultimate man cave too?

Learn more about your financing options for upgrades with "The Complete Guide to Spring Home Improvement Financing" at the button below. The free guide covers the 203k and other options for paying for your remodeling needs.


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