Our basement renovations can take your dreary Victoria BC 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 drainage system has never been updated, it is highly likely that your home suffers from poor perimeter drainage. 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 order to accommodate guests in your home or make space for an addition to the family. You could always throw some furniture down in the basement, but a renovation will make the space more comfortable while ensuring structural and drainage problems will not lead to water leaks and other problems.
Your basement may also become a great play area for your children. Your Victoria BC basement renovations can create a fun and safe playroom for smaller children or a cool recreation room for older children. Or, you can create a man cave for the man of the house or a sewing room for the lady of the house. Basements are flexible, so you can add a bathroom and other features that make this extra space functional for the entire family.
Some municipalities in Greater Victoria have laws 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.
You should never be in a rush to break ground and start ripping your basement apart. Toolbox Renovations always begins this process with a meeting of the minds including the homeowner, plumber and electrician. This meeting will go over the location of all elements of the existing plumbing, discuss the addition of plumbing elements, and review the overall layout of the basement. This is essential to planning and carrying out a successful, safe basement renovation.
You will want to control the temperature of your renovated basement space, so a plan for heating and ventilation is developed at the beginning of the project as well. Some homes may require the addition of a heat pump while others will require a complete replacement of the furnace. This is a good time to update to a more efficient furnace if you know that yours is outdated.
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 Victoria area, Toolbox Renovations can give you the expertise you need to complete the job in a timely and affordable manner.