Our basement renovations can take your dreary Kamloops basement and turn it into great additional living space for you and your family.
There is a reason home inspections are considered critical for new home buyers. If the basement is wet, cold and covered in mold or mildew, there are expensive basement renovations in store for the new home buyers. Serious structural and drainage problems that require substantial basement renovation can easily cost over $20,000, so it is always in your best interests to take great care of your basement.
You may not expect to buy a new home anytime soon, but when was the last time you looked at the health of your current basement? If you were to sell your home tomorrow and an inspection was ordered, what would the inspector find?
If your home was built before the 1970s and the perimeter drainage system likely has never been updated. Older drainage systems utilized cement or clay tiles that crack and collapse far too easy. The drainage systems used today utilize strong plastic that drastically improves perimeter drainage.
Drainage problems will leave your basement damp and can contribute to mold problems. If you know it is time to update your old basement to improve the drainage and protect your home, contact Toolbox Renovations today.
If your basement is in great condition, you may consider turning it into a suite in to accommodate renters to help pay down the mortgage or an in-law living area. Some municipalities in Kamloops area have bylaws/zoning restrictions that prohibit homeowners from creating suites in their basements. Toolbox Renovations can help you determine what is or is not allowed for basement renovations in your municipality.
Your basement may also become a great play area. Your basement renovations can create a fun and safe playroom for smaller children or a cool recreation room for older children, a man/woman cave or bedroom spaces for the additions to the family. Basements are flexible, so you can add a bathroom and other features that make this extra space functional for the entire family.
You should never be in a rush to break ground and start ripping your basement apart. Toolbox Renovations always begins this process with a site visit with the homeowner, plumber, electrician and possibly a drainage expert. This meeting will go over the location of all elements of the existing plumbing, discuss the addition of plumbing elements, heating options, electrical capacity, electrical upgrades, entrance access, windows and review the overall layout of the basement. This is essential to planning and carrying out a successful basement renovation.
This planning takes time, but it also ensures a more successful renovation project. Whether you need to fix drainage problems in your basement or you just want to create a more comfortable living space for your loved ones, if you are in the Kamloops area, Toolbox Renovations can give you the expertise you need to complete the job in a timely and affordable manner.