we need to finish our basement to make extra room for a live-in caregiver we are planning to hire starting next march. we are not a handy couple, and we also have a 2 and 0 yr old to tend to. so we have decided to hire the professionals to do their job. got a quotation of 18k for finishing about 600sqft including a small 3 piece washroom, a room with privacy for the nanny and the rest would be play area for the kids. just a normal livable basement, nothing too fancy. although i feel, this would be better off than our living area since we hardly made any improvements after taking possession from the builder. now the question to the real estate experts is, if i am blowing 20k into the basement, how much actual value does it add to the house, read how much will i get back when we sell our house?