How to get more out of your basement

For many homeowners, the basement is an underutilized space. Consequently, a remodel might be just what you need to make the most of your basement. With the right design, your basement can be far more than just a place for the laundry machine and deep freezer! Instead, this is a place where you can relax, enjoy, and even entertain friends. A basement expands your living space and increases property value. 

Craved Renovations in Winnipeg make you the star of your home remodel. They renovate kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms, basements, and other areas of your house. Here’s how to get the most out of your basement renovation.

1. Add windows for natural light and ventilation

Your basement doesn’t have to be a dark dungeon. A bit of natural light goes a long way. Adding or enlarging windows is worth the investment and can make your basement feel significantly more liveable. Not only will windows let the light in, but they also provide ventilation. Proper ventilation allows for airflow and will keep your basement fresh instead of musty.

Notably, egress windows are often essential if you rent out your basement or have a downstairs bedroom. This is because they provide a safe exit in an emergency and are required by the building code.

2. Remodel your staircase

An attractive staircase welcomes you and your guests into your basement space. It sets the right tone right away. A creaky and narrow staircase does not make a good first impression. By widening the staircase, installing pleasing lighting, and adding a handrail, you can upgrade the entrance to your basement. It’s equally important to ensure your staircase is safe and up to code.

3. Finish the ceiling

The goal is to create a basement where you want to spend time. This means making the space visually pleasing and welcoming, as well as functional. Exposed joists, pipes, and ductworks don’t set the proper ambience. Either install a drop ceiling to cover things up or paint any exposed parts, so they camouflage with the ceiling. 

4. Insulate the walls and floors

It’s hard to get the most out of your basement if it’s always cold. Properly insulated walls and floors are key to having a cozy space. This insulation will keep your basement warm in the winter and cooler in the summer. Additionally, insulation helps to protect against noise, turning your basement into a peaceful retreat.

5. Use lighting to your advantage

Window light can only go so far. Lighting fixtures are responsible for creating a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. Installing the right artificial lights can transform your basement. Therefore, choose warm lights to avoid any basement gloom. Including lamps in your decor will further elevate the mood.

General Contractors in Winnipeg

Craved Renovations are a general contracting company in Winnipeg. If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen, bathroom, basement, or exterior, Craved Renovations always deliver high-quality workmanship. They work with clients to create their ideal spaces and provide detailed estimates and warranties on all projects.

Contact Craved Renovations today to upgrade your home!

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