Fans of the long-running BBC Television series Doctor Who will know all about the ‘Tardis’, his iconic time and space travelling Phone Box which is hugely bigger on the inside than its exterior suggests.
It’s a clever trick. But smart Canadian homeowners are now discovering a realistic and clever way to create more space inside their own properties. And it’s right under their feet – the basement.
Homes in Canada are built to strict code to help conserve energy and keep the buildings sound and weather resistant. Many will have basements, not crawl spaces. Unless they are very old homes or are in a warmer area of Canada, like Vancouver Island, BC, a properly insulated full basement will help keep homes warm in winter.
A major complaint among Canadian home owners is the musty smell, dampness and water damage that are signs of a wet basement or crawl space. In Canada 60 percent of all houses suffer below ground wetness. Within the first 20 years there is an 80 to 90 percent chance of leakage within block foundations. It is very common to have 2 cracks in new concrete basement construction. This is easily repaired from the exterior.
Once a basement is dry and clear, a whole new world of possibilities are available to make the most of the available space. Specialist firms such as Basement Finishing Ontario have decades of experience when it comes to using the space effectively. You might be thinking of your very own gym or home theatre. Or somewhere to put up out-of-town visitors in a comfortable guest room, a place to chill out with friends, or create an ultimate kids play room.
The basement, however, can often be a more challenging space to remodel because it’s often an unfinished room. Regardless of how dark and foreboding your space may be, Basement Finishing Ontario have dozens of decorating ideas that will help you create a room that you will look forward to spending time in.
Once you’ve figured out your budget and how you intend to use the space, Basement Finishing Ontario will help you determine a floor plan. If you want to create a guest room for example, then you may also want to add a bathroom and will need to plan accordingly. If your space is large, you can divide it into several rooms that serve different needs, whatever they may be. If it’s small, you can still use it for multiple functions with proper planning.
Basement windows are often smaller than elsewhere in the house because the space is either partially or totally underground. Careful lighting can make the room feel bigger and make up for any lack of windows.
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