By having Basements & Beyond design your basement, it is possible to put every square inch to good use and add to the value of your home. By remodeling your basement, you can add an in-home theater, family room, kid’s play area or even a family room. However, we will need to plan your basement remodel well. By just being a little bit creative, it is possible to transform your basement into an entertainment area that has a home theater, kitchenette, guest suite or even living space that you can rent out. The team at Basements & Beyond will provide useful remodeling experience along with a wide array of ideas. There are several creative ideas that you can use to transform this space that are commonly ignored. Basement contractors in Calgary are not all created equally and there are remodeling ideas / designs they don’t know that can work in your favor:
Consider your needs
Before we can begin to remodel your basement, you will need to consider the use that you will put the space to. Starting by evaluating the space. Considering the potential obstacles that we are likely to face during the remodeling process such as excessive moisture, low ceilings, bulkheads, egress windows, plumbing, electrical, and lack of ventilation. Considering whether it will be necessary to waterproof the area before we start. This is important because if you do not address moisture and water problems, you may end up spending thousand of dollars to renovate an area that will just have to be pulled up and done again.
Meeting with you and your family members to determine how you expect to use the space and whether a remodeled basement will meet your needs. Consider whether you are looking for space for your teenage daughter or you want an extra bedroom for the guests. Is it necessary to have a kitchen and bathroom in the space? Consider also the legal requirements in your area to find out whether the local laws allow the development of your basement for that use. Create a budget and consider your wants and need and whether they are within your budget. Basements & Beyond Renovations Inc. is a premier basement development contractor in Calgary and specializes in basements. When you are diagnosed with a terminal illness, you don’t go for a walk in clinic, you go to a specialist. Same goes for your basement remodel you don’t hire the local contractor that only does 2-5 basements a year, you hire a specialist. Basement remodeling can be expensive and you don’t want to have to redo your basement due to mold and or poor workmanship. One of the best ways of adding value to your home is by finishing a basement in Calgary with a basement specialist. A few things to consider are:
Consider flooring options
The flooring in the basement can be one of the most troublesome areas as it can be uneven, very cold or prone to water and moisture. Therefore, your first step should be to ensure that you have leveled the basement floor. You should then go ahead and add a vapor barrier or even consider adding heated floors so as to able to enjoy the remodeled space. When it comes to the basement flooring ideas, you have a wide range of options such as:
- Carpet: Carpet is still a very popular flooring option for a finished basement due to the warmth that it is able to add underfoot. When you have a basement that is free of moisture, this can be a good option. Some of the key benefits of carpet include a wide range of styles and colors and many pricing options. However, they also have their cons such as matting down when used in a high traffic area, requires increased maintenance as compared to the hard flooring options.
- Ceramic tiles: The tiles are not only reasonably priced but also available in a wide range of colors and styles. Keep in mind that this is the most expensive material to install out of all these options. It can also be custom made as per the need of the homeowner.
- Engineered wood: This is made of layered plywood with a top layer of real hardwood that has the same look as the Harwood, but is also durable, thinner and lower cost than soild harwood.
- Linoleum: This is a flooring option that works well in entryways, bathrooms, kitchen and utility rooms. It is also available in a wide range of designs and is easy to maintain. However, it also has a few drawbacks such as its tendency to stain and the fact that it has no warmth.
Finishing basement walls Calgary
Walls can bring up many questions when it comes to a basement remodeling project as it will be necessary to add studs to finish the exterior walls along the foundation. This brings up the question of insulation, we at Basements & Beyond believe strongly in using spray foam in our basement remodels but of course will still use batt and poly. We may also need to add extra walls to divide the rooms. Consider framing your basement walls and ceiling so as to add to the appeal of the space.
When we install interior walls in your basement, it is possible to divide the expansive space and provide that feeling of coziness. You will have extra rooms that you can use for bedroom, media room or home office, resulting in better used square footage and increasing the value of your home. However, we must consider the ventilation requirement of the area before partitioning. Materials that we will use for basement walls could include waynescotting / mill work and drywall, we use those commercial looking premade panels that have a visibal seam every 48”or so.
Finishing the basement ceiling
It can be challenging to finish the basement ceiling options as you will need to work around plumbing, duct as well as electrical work while at the same time trying to maintain a comfortable height of the room. However, when you work with Basements & Beyond, we will be able to re-route most of the hardware. Drywall ceilings are the option for the basement as they create a warm and professional environment. Our team of basement development experts in Calgary will also help your basement to look like the upstairs living space. Suspended ceiling can be a good option for the basement if there is enough room to do so.
Decorate unfinished basement
If you do not have the finances to do the full basement remodel, Basements & Beyond will work with you and many financial providers to either get you the funds you need to do this remodel. Alternatively we can put a estimate together for you to do your remodel in stages that will still allow you to you’re your space done professionally. With these tips, it is possible to remodel your basement into the warm and cozy living space that you always wanted.
These 5 tips by the Basement renovation experts in Calgary Basement & Beyond will give the much needed lift to your basement and add to the utility and aesthetics of your home.