If your planning on living in the home a few years, basements and basement bathrooms are usually a good investment. Both are very desirable for resale. My advice is to keep it neutral and don't overdue the finishes for the market, plus don't specialize too much. Keep the basement as open as possible.
If you are planning on selling, a finished basement can make a difference between your home and another home selling and is certainly adds value to a home. But in this market, price is the biggest consideration. I would look at what comparable homes in your neighborhood have sold at and/or have a few Realtors come out and give you an expert opinion.... more