Historically, basements have been an important feature in Canadian homes. They were first added to the house as a way to store unfrozen foods. This is important because there's been a trend of basement renovation over the past few years. While basements in the past were often used as workshops, laundry rooms, or storage spaces, many people are looking for new and creative things to do with their basement.
Those undertaking a basement renovation need to be careful, though. Renovating a basement needs to be well planned out so the layout and design will work for the space. There are a lot of things to take into account before getting started. We'll talk about some of these considerations in this article, so keep reading below. 1. Budget
Before committing to any ideas for your renovation, you'll need to take a look at your budget. The amount of money you're willing to spend on your renovation is going to determine how much you can do. The average basement remodel could cost $30,000 to $40,000 or even more so you will need to get a bit of a budget together before renovating your basement. 2. Workers and Workload
The next thing to think about when remodeling a basement is how much work there is to do and who will do it. For instance, doing the work yourself will likely cost less, but you run the risk of lower-quality work. Hiring a reputable contractor will ensure good quality work, but at a much higher cost but this renovation should increase the value or your home significantly. If you are looking for a contractor, we at Bond Contracting and Construction, Inc. have you covered. 3. Purpose
What exactly are you planning to do to your basement? Is it going tohave bedrooms, a bathroom, gym, a home theatre, or something else? Are you just sprucing up the place? What you do with the room determines how much work and the budget that is required. If you aren't sure, look into some basement design trends for inspiration. 4. Wiring and Plumbing
Among the most sensitive parts of a large renovation are electricity and plumbing. While you're bound to hit a few snags when renovating, there are some areas where you shouldn't take chances, and electricity and plumbing are prime examples. We would recommend hiring a contractor that does the “whole package” so all of the trades that work on the project are included in the overall price and required permits are part of the renovation. Consider These Factors With a Basement Renovation
If you want to do a basement renovation, there are a lot of things to think about first. We've discussed a few of these things in the paragraphs above, but there's only so much we could fit into a single article. To get more home renovation tips for your new basement plan, get in touch with us today!