What Value does a Finished Basement bring to your Home?

What Value does a Finished Basement bring to your Home?

Finishing your basement can add extra living space to your home. You can create a guest bedroom, a home theater or a craft nook. Add a home gym, a games room, an office or wine storage. Think about the possibility of a man cave, designer laundry room, sauna, or another bathroom. How about an in-law suite or a rental unit? …

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Make Your Basement a Home Theatre!

That empty, unfinished basement is calling you, but what should it become? How about a home theatre! You can build an impressive media room for less money than you may think and your unfinished basement is an ideal location. The concrete floor and walls are a natural advantage as they reduce sound vibration improving the movie experience for you and …

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Building a Basement with more Light

Dark, dreary, dismal, dungeon like, a black hole. What are we talking about? The average basement! What makes it feel this way? A lack of lighting! If you are building new or renovating a basement and your goal is to create a space for relaxation and recreation, then lighting requires some thought and planning. Maximize natural lighting: Enlarge existing windows …

Why Hire a Contractor to Finish your Basement - Econo Basement - Basement and Garage Services

Why Hire a Contractor to Finish your Basement

Your family is changing. Your kids are growing and they want their own rooms. You need a place for your teens and their friends to gather. A new hobby requires storage and a work surface. You need more space! Developing your basement is a great way to cope with your family’s morphing needs. It’s cost effective, will add living space …

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How to Deal with Basement Temperature Regulation

Is your basement cold, damp and drafty? This is a common problem! The question is; how can you create a warm, cozy environment where your family will readily gather? There are many steps you can take to turn cold, damp and drafty into cozy, warm and welcoming.  Insulate, Insulate, Insulate:  Insulate the rim joists and headers: Rim joists (wooden 2 …

Mistakes to Avoid When Developing your Basement - Econo Basement - Basement Services Calgary

Mistakes to Avoid When Developing your Basement

Finishing your basement boosts the resale value of your home and increases your family’s living space. You can add an entertainment room, home office, playroom, or a “granny suite.” You could even create a man cave! No wonder many people are eager to improve their subterranean space. Before you pick up a hammer and begin renovating, there are things to …

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Growing Your Family, Growing Your Home

The Basement as a Family Space A new baby is on the way. Your children are growing and they want their own rooms. Grandma is moving in so you can help with her care. Your job situation has changed and you now work from home. You need more space! Is it time to move or is there a way you …

Convert Your Basement Into a Rental Apartment

In many homes, the basement is a messy space where you find seldom-used sports equipment, an oversized chest freezer, out of season clothes, and broken appliances waiting for repair. Often, the only area well utilized is the laundry and furnace room. So why not make that huge space work for you? Create a rental apartment as a source of supplemental …

What Makes a Basement a Great Man Cave?

The man cave; a place in which a man can relax and pursue his hobbies, a space away from the family where the male of the household can find much needed me-time. There are many areas of a home that can be used for this retreat, but the basement is the perfect choice. So what makes the basement such a …

Is My Basement Suite Legal?

You created a basement suite as a source of supplemental income, to help pay off your mortgage, offset your property taxes, accommodate visitors, or as a home for your adult child or elderly parent. The question you need to ask now: “Is my basement suite legal?” Legal basement suites are built after all necessary permits are acquired and in compliance …