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Ottawa Basement Renovation

Tips BEFORE finishing a Basement

Things you should take into consideration before finishing a basement it will make it go a lot smoother. There are always a multitude of things that can go wrong so I’ve worked with many home owners to finish their basements in Ottawa so I have some knowledge of potential issues although I’ve only ever basement finished once.

CHANGING THE HEIGHT OF THE CEILING IS IMPORTANT

The old basements in many older homes were not built with the intention of a living space in mind. Before any basement remodel a measurement of ceiling height should be taken into consideration for the new plans. A record of placements of duct work should be included in the plans because they might need to be moved around to make room for the new plans

ALLOWING THE NATURAL LIGHT IN

A proper professional plan and design will ensure that the basement is no longer a dark dungeon ,consider using a large window to allow natural light to come in, keep in mind that this will require digging up the foundation.Ottawa Basement Renovation

DESIGN FOR TODAY WITH THE FUTURE IN MIND

When designing your basement keep in mind what you will be using your basement for, you might have young children right now, that need play space, these kids are growing up, you don’t want to plan just for the next 2 or 3 years. Design the basement to meet all the families changing needs. Also consider the resale value of a basement transformation.