The Basic steps to Finishing a Basement - Econo Basement - Basement and Garage Services Calgary - Featured Image

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 …

Put some heat under your Feet! - Econo Basement - Basement and Garage Services Calgary - Featured Image

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 …

Get in Shape . . . in your Basement! - Econo Basement - Basement and Garage Services Calgary - Featured Image

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 …

How to Make a Small Basement Seem Larger - Econo Basement - Basement and Garage Services - Featured Image

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 …

Those Pesky Basement Posts

Odds are that you have unsightly support columns in the middle of your unfinished basement. Referred to as basement poles, Lally columns or jack posts, these supports present a challenge when designing your basement space. They’re an essential structural support carrying the load of the roof and upper floors. Moving them is an expensive and involved procedure. Let go of …

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Basement Ceiling Options

You’d like your unfinished basement to function as living space. It’s time to renovate! What are you going to do with that unsightly maze of plumbing pipes, exposed beams, wires, ductwork, and structural bracing that is presently the ceiling of your basement? No need to despair! There are many popular basement ceiling options that will hide all those systems. Which …

Creative ways to use the Space beneath the Basement Stairs - Econo Basement - Basement and Garage Services Calgary - Featured Image

Creative ways to use the Space beneath the Basement Stairs

You’ve decided to renovate your basement. You’re determined to make the best use of the square footage so you’ve planned a storage room, a guest bedroom and a family room. Have you considered how you’ll utilize that neglected space beneath the stairs? With a little creativity, this compact space can be transformed, increasing your home’s functionality and beauty. Consider the …