Basement magic: serious business
It could be a games room, a theatre, a library, a bar, an extra kitchen, a home gym, a guest suite, a place for peace and quiet. It could be one or all of these things.
A basement can hold perhaps the most promise and potential of any area of your house. With a professional renovator, it can be transformed into a magnificent place. It can increase or double your space. It can also raise the value of your home.
The thing is, to do it correctly – with quality, structural soundness, longevity and elegance – you need a professional to do the job. Ideally, you’ll hire a RenoMark™ renovator. The RenoMark™ logo is the sign of a committed professional who has agreed to abide by a strict code of behaviour.
What you don’t want is a non-professional who might miss serious issues or cover them up. If that happens, you’ll eventually be ripping it all out and starting again, at twice the cost or more. It’s too expensive a project for that. A professional will make sure the preliminary work is proper and final before you proceed to the next stage.
You might find that your basement first needs structural, electrical or plumbing work before you proceed. Your professional renovator will look for potential disasters, such as warped or bowed foundation walls, loose mortar, poor main floor support, poor air quality, or large gaps in the foundation.
Once these issues are addressed, you can move on to the exciting stuff – the design, the possibilities, and all the ideas you might have for this new and fabulous space.
Amazing things can happen, perhaps things you hadn’t thought possible, to transform this space into a beautiful part of your home for family and friends. But make sure it’s done well and properly and comfortably, so it will last for years and be the place you spend the best times of all.
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