Getting Your Basement Renovation Right – The First Time!

basement-renovationFor many homeowners, their basement is a forgotten and non-functional space only used for extra sleeping, storage, or a games table of some sort. However, just because your basement may look like an undesirable space to spend time in now, it can be one of the best bonuses to your home.

Basements are usually very large spaces with the ability to be just as cozy and functional as any other space in your home. With the right design and contractors you can turn your basement into a space for your friends and family to enjoy no matter what the occasion.

Whether you’re looking to create a man cave, diva den, functional laundry room, home office, family room, live in suit or a playroom for the little ones; Royal Home Improvements has the knowledge and experience needed to transform any basement into a beautiful space that you actually like to spend time in.

With so many options, it can be tough to know where to start when looking into renovating your basement. To keep your basement renovation on track follow this checklist created by the Royal Home Improvement team:

 1.    Decide what you want the function of your basement to be:

Before you get your basement renovation really started, it’s important to determine what the function of the space will be. Will it be a playroom, guest room, family room, or will your basement serve many different functions?  Whatever you’re looking for your basement to be, make the decision before going any further into the project!

 2.    Look at the rest of your home:

When renovating any space, it’s important to ensure that it flows with the feel of the rest of the house. Before you go any further into the renovation grab some samples of the colours, flooring, textiles, and other design pieces that are already in the house to go off of. This will ensure that your basement really compliments the rest of the house.

 3.    Hire trusted professionals:

For some renovations, you can get away with simply adding new furniture or updating the paint. However, most basement renovations are not that simple. Basements can be problematic spaces to do, especially in older homes. This being said, working with an experienced contractor can help avoid unnecessary problems along the way and ensure that you are happy with the final result.

 4.    Keep the communication lines open:

When working collaboratively with a contractor, it’s important that you communicate what you’re looking for. At Royal Home Improvements our team is passionate about making the ideas that our clients have a reality. Whether its design, colours, flooring options, lighting, or the nitty-gritty logistics – it’s important that everyone is on the same page by communicating.

When renovating your basement there are many different skills required and the Royal Home Improvement team can bring them all together for you underneath one roof.  We will supply you with a project manager to organize all the trades and materials and also be there to answer your questions and run inspections throughout the duration of the project. Our basement renovation services include:

  • Layouts
  • Underpinning
  • Basement entrances
  • Waterproofing
  • Insulation
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Drywall
  • Flooring
  • Painting
  • Sound proofing
  • Staircases
  • Media rooms
  • Home offices
  • Man caves
  • Home gyms
  • Custom cabinetry
  • Structural

If you’re considering renovating your basement, then give us a call. One of our representatives will be more than happy to come out and offer suggestions as well as provide you with a free estimate.

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