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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Yes! You can have a Library in your Basement

Do you have books lying around your home? Are they stacked on the corner of the kitchen table, teetering on the bed-stand, falling off the coffee table? Do they perch on the bathroom sink, hide beneath the bed, reside on top of the fridge? It may be time to create a home for your volumes! Why not convert that unused …

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Put some heat under your Feet!

Do you need slippers when you watch a movie in your basement family room? Are wool socks as important as the controller when you’re in the basement games room? Do you sit under a blanket in your basement office or have an extra heater running when you spend time in your basement man cave? It may be time to install …

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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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Designing your Basement Layout

In many homes the basement is an infrequently used space where you find seldom used sports equipment, an oversize chest freezer, out of season clothes, and broken articles waiting for repair.  Why not make this area work for you. Finishing your basement will provide functional living space and organized storage while increasing the value of your home. With good planning …

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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, …

Create the Perfect Home Office, in your Basement! - Econo Basement - Basement and Garage Services - Featured Image

Create the Perfect Home Office, in your Basement!

Working from home is a rapidly expanding career field. Marketing, clerical work, administrative duties and e-commerce sales are just some of the home employment opportunities. Many people are choosing to work from home (full or part time) in order to skip the commute, reduce stress, enjoy flexible scheduling, eliminate the need for child care, increase production, lower costs and avoid …