When you first look at an unfinished basement it can be difficult to see the many possibilities for creating a wonderful living space for your family and your home. At first glance, a basement offers a huge amount of indeterminate space that is rough, bare, and empty. On the one hand, it has limitless potential, and it offers enough space for everything you can imagine. On the other hand, however, all that unfinished space can make it hard to envision what your basement can look like when you finish your basement remodeling project. There are many ways to approach a basement finishing project. The entire area can be left open, or it can be divided into rooms. It can be elegantly finished or it can be given a rustic design. The only limits are the boundaries of your imagination.
Our basement remodeling experts will help you with the design and building procedures of your project. With years of experience we have finished many basements in the GTA and look forward to helping you with your basement remodeling project. Some things to think about before finishing your basement are:
- Ceiling height – You will probably encounter visible duct work and/or a low ceiling level. You can decide to either live with a lower ceiling or you can frame boxes around the duct work and have the rest of the ceiling higher. You can also move the duct work, but that is an expensive job.
- Dampness – A dampness problem in a finished basement can open the door to all kinds of problems. The dampness will make the area feel cooler or warmer. But more important, the dampness will breed mold and mildew. So the first step in finishing a basement is to correct any dampness problems and then seal the floor and walls carefully.
- Concrete floors – Concrete floors may be hard on your back, legs or feet if you plan activities that require prolonged standing. Choosing floor covering can take a little more time and effort than for other rooms. First, attend to potential dampness.
- Lighting – If you have a “sunlight basement” (meaning that at least one wall is above ground and has windows to let in sunlight), providing light for part of the area will be much easier. In areas without windows, you will need to really pay attention to lighting. Choosing energy-efficient fixtures and light bulbs will help to protect the environment and save you money.
A basement is an important part of a house. While many home owners ignore the basement of their house and leave it unused, remodeling the basement can make this space useful and attractive. At AFB, we offer all kinds of basement remodeling services for all types of basements. Our professionals can work on your simple basement and make it into a space that you’ll love spending time in. With years of experience in the field, we have remodeled basements for Greater Toronto residents and met all their requirements for attractive and functional basement designs.
Basement remodeling in the GTA can be useful in many ways. If you’re looking to convert your home’s basement into a play room or a room for entertaining guests, you can get it all done from AFB. Our professionals understand the latest basement designs that are popular among home owners. The versatility of the designs also allows easy customizations to the basement so that you can make it look just the way you want. A good looking basement that has been designed according to the latest design guidelines can be the highlight of your house and it can also add to the value of the house when and if you decide to sell it.
With the help of our remodeling experts you’ll be able to get your home’s basement in looking stylish and being useful. You can decorate the basement according the décor theme of your house and make it look like a part of the house. The basement can also act as a place to relax and unwind once you set it up with the entertainment system of your choice. In all, the basement of a house is a unique place and its value can only be realized once you decide to remodel it according to your requirements. Contact us today for basement remodeling in Toronto and we’ll surely provide you the best of services.
If you are looking for a professional basement remodeling contractor, please call AFB today at 416-543-0927 or complete our online request form.