Wine beneath your Feet

It starts with the purchase of one special bottle, then another. Next you buy a case! Then you join a wine club. Before you know it you’re a wine collector. A Variety of vintages fill out your collection and you’re constantly on the lookout for the next unique and flavourful addition. Are your expensive bottles stored in the back of …

Keep Out! – Backflow Protection for your Basement

A sudden downpour puts a basement at risk of a water backup problem. To prevent this possibility, install a backflow valve in your basement. What is a backflow valve? A backflow valve (sometimes called a backwater or sewer backup valve) is a device you install on your sewer line. It’s designed to allow water or sewage to flow one way, …

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Really! I can have a Craft Room in my Basement

Does the smell of paint, the nubby feel of fabric or the colour of paper make your heart beat faster? Does the odour of glue, the shine of glitter and the scent of sawdust make your eyes light up? If so, you’re a crafter and you need a functional and fabulous craft room. No space? How about that dingy, unfinished …

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Feel Protected: Basement Safety and Security

Home invaders often enter a residence through the basement as it’s frequently the weak point in security. Don’t panic! There are simple steps you can take that will deter even the most tenacious thieves. Windows: Bars are an effective way to secure your basement windows providing a strong physical deterrent for a relatively low cost.  Choose a durable model made …

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The Basic steps to Finishing a Basement

The extra square footage of your basement can become a cozy space to spend time with friends and family, an alternative to assisted living for an aging relative or a rental unit providing extra income. All this potential is available at half the cost of adding an addition to the main level of your home. But, how do you go …

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Basement Bathroom Design

Tired of pausing your movie to run upstairs to the bathroom? Do the kids frequently race to the main level washroom from the basement play area? Do guests need to trudge up the steps in the middle of the night to use the facilities? Having a bathroom in your basement increases convenience, improves functionality, makes the basement feel like the …

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Get in Shape . . . in your Basement!

No time to go to the gym? Tired of working out in a crowded room? Done with waiting in line to use the exercise equipment? Why not turn your basement into a personal workout center. A basement is the perfect place for training sessions. It’s cool, the noise from your workout is easily contained and your equipment is only steps …

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How to Make a Small Basement Seem Larger

Does your basement feel confining, cramped and claustrophobic? The low ceiling and dark corners of a basement can be a challenge. Don’t despair! With a few changes you can make your subterranean space feel like a cozy retreat. Trick your eye into perceiving more space by trying the following techniques.  Use light colours and contrast: Light walls (off-white, light green, …

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How about a Cold Room in the Basement?

There is something fundamental about the urge to store food in the fall. We see it in many animals and we feel it ourselves! The cold room is the answer to this impulse. A cold room is a cool subterranean space, usually located in the basement, ideal for storage of vegetables, fruits, nuts, preserves, beverages, and bulk purchases. It’s an …

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Build a Basement Play Area

Do you find yourself tripping over toys or constantly reminding the kids to pick them up and put them away? If you have an unfinished basement then you have an answer to the toy dilemma! Transform that dank dungeon into a bright play space. Give your kids a place to play, create, run off energy and host sleepovers. It’s easier …