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Basement Flooring Options

You’ve decided to renovate your basement. How you develop the space will affect the type of flooring you choose. Will you create a cozy playroom, family games room or guest bedroom? A carpet would work for these areas. Are you planning a home gym? Try rubber mats. Will you need a home office? Laminate might be nice. No matter how …

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Basement Storage Ideas

Is your basement a dumping ground for seldom used sports gear, outdated furniture, an overflow of books, infrequently used toys, Christmas decorations and family memorabilia? Do you spend hours of time trying to locate an object you know is somewhere in the jumble? The following suggestions will help you maximize and organize your basement storage.  Clear the clutter: Before you …

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Add a Fireplace to your Basement

If you’re planning to renovate your basement, a fireplace is a great idea! It can make up for the lack of natural light, create a cozy retreat, add atmosphere to your room, supply a comfortable source of heat, provide a focal point in your basement space, and increase your home’s value. No flue or chimney in place? No problem! Thanks …

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Turn Your Basement into a Games Room

Would you like the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your kids are in a safe, controlled environment? Do you want to spend more time with your family? Would you like to invite friends over to watch the big game or play ping pong? It may be time to transform your unfinished basement into a games room.  A …

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? …

Make Your Basement a Home Theatre! - Econo Basement - Basement and Garage Services Calgary

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 …

Building a Basement with more Light - Econo Basement - Basement Services Calgary

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 …

How to Deal with Basement Temperature Regulation - Econo Basement - Basement and Garage Services

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 …