Many people across Ontario have basements in their homes and businesses, but don’t fully utilise the space. Basements are great for storage purposes, they’re potentially great for leisure and relaxation, or even living purposes – and basement finishing is the means by which you can get the most out of your space. Kitchener Basement Contractors is experienced in the field of basement finishing, and you’re guaranteed a superb result when you employ our services. You might be wondering what the cost to finish basements is, and whether it’s prohibitively expensive. We offer value-packed pricing, and the investment is sure to pay for itself in the years to come.
What is Basement Finishing?
This is the process of transforming an unfinished space into a livable, usable area. Unfinished basements lack all the utilities and comforts that make the space habitable – think of things like ventilation, flooring, and plumbing, to name a few. Basement finishing is the means by which you prepare the space for basement renovation or remodelling. You’ll need a permit to undergo basement finishing, but once that’s started there’ll be a lot to get done. Fortunately, you’ll have our expertise and experience at your fingertips.
Comfort & Utilities
If you want to make your basement into a more usable space, you’ll need to install several amenities. Depending on your needs, finished basements will need electrics, plumbing, heating and ventilation, as well as properly installed basement floors, drywall and insulation. Of course, all of these will have to be considered after you ensure the basement is properly waterproofed and structurally sound. Waterproof concrete, waterproof basement flooring, basement sealer – these are some of your allies in the battle against leaks. By installing these protections, you build a foundation through which other utilities and comforts can exist. These are the steps you’ll need to take to fulfil your basement finishing process.
A Better Building
Although it’s obvious that basement finishing is a huge benefit for that specific space, many people don’t realise the positive impact it has on the rest of the property. One boon for your building is the better heat and moisture regulation a finished basement provides. Many people think of the basement as separate from the rest of your home, but they are connected. Poorly insulated basements introduce moisture into the air, and the thermal bridging effect means you’re not efficiently heating your home if your basement is unfinished.
The First Step
Basement finishing is the first step to a better home for you. The space transformation can be staggering and allows you to undergo further renovations that might make it into an apartment, a gaming room, a gym, or whatever else you desire. A basement that is finished and furnished also adds incredible value to your home, meaning whatever outlay you make on the cost of basement finishing is quickly returned to you in property capital – not to forget the quality of life improvement it provides for you and your family. Consider basement finishing through Kitchener Basement Contractors today, and we’re sure you’ll be glad you did.