6 Practical Basement Remodeling Tips
Basements are full of potential. Successful basement renovations in Calgary can transform them into extra family or entertainment rooms, or even into complete secondary suites. First, of course, you need to go through the remodeling process.
The Calgary basement development experts at Bond Contracting & Construction Inc. have put together six practical tips to help you ensure that your basement remodel results in a comfortable and functional space that adds value to your home.
1. Inspect for Moisture Issues
As the lowest point of a home, basements could collect moisture. Before starting on basement renovations in Calgary, homeowners should look for any signs of leaks or condensation on the foundation and basement windows. The foundation should be checked for cracks or signs of water leaks.
2. Make Any Necessary Repairs First
If you do discover any moisture problems or cracks in your foundation walls, then it's important to make the necessary repairs as part of a basement development or basement remodel project. In fact, you could consider this the very first stage of your remodel. Taking the time to make these repairs will protect all of the hard work you put into the renovation later on.
3. Create a Detailed Plan
Once your repairs are out of the way, it's time to decide how you intend to use the space and to create a detailed plan for the renovation. Creating a plan will give you a much easier time setting and sticking to a budget. We will help you finalize a plan that suits your needs.
4. Consider Adding More Light
Being largely underground, basements tend to be fairly dark and dim. Basement renovations in Calgary offer a great opportunity to add more light to the space, making it more welcoming and functional. On top of adding and enlarging windows (if possible), adding recessed lighting can also help to brighten up a basement.
5. Don't Forget About the Stairs
In many cases, your Calgary basement development plan should also include work in the stairwell. Completing the stairwell as part of a basement development or basement renovation will help to really finish the area off.
6. Upgrade the Flooring
Unfinished basements come with a cold and uncomfortable concrete floor that can make the space uninviting. Thankfully, there are many fantastic flooring options available to suit every budget. Carpet and vinyl plank are two of the most common choices for homeowners looking to upgrade their basement floors.
Professional Basement Development in Calgary
At Bond Contracting & Construction Inc., we specialize in helping homeowners transform their underused basements into functional and enjoyable spaces. We provide complete basement developments & basement renovation services in Calgary from the design to the construction phase, including flooring, lighting, plumbing, finishing & painting. You can count on our experienced team to create a space that is suited to your needs.
For more information on our Calgary basement development services, just contact Bond Contracting & Construction Inc. today.