Calgary and Edmonton Basement Remodeling and Renovations
Many Calgary and Edmonton homes were built with a basement intended to be used as a storage space, but not necessarily as extra living space. However, many homeowners see the value in making this room an extra playroom, entertainment space, or even a basement bedroom.
Have you been thinking about making the most of your unused space? Maybe you’re hoping to create a new game room, or perhaps you’re interested in using your basement as a home office. At Kay2 Contracting, we offer professional basement development and renovation services in Calgary and Edmonton that are designed to help you make good use of all that extra square footage under your home. You’ll not only love it while you live there, but basement renovations will also add a significant amount of value to your home when you’re ready to move.
Whether you’re looking to turn an unfinished basement into added, usable space or update a basement that’s already been finished, Calgary and Edmonton’s best choice for basement upgrades, renovations, and development is Kay2 Contracting. We’ll evaluate your basement and offer recommendations based on its setup and layout so that you can make the best choice for your home. You will have a plethora of options and products to choose from, as well as the other benefits that go along with choosing Kay2 Contracting in the development process.
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Kay2 Contracting is proud to be your go-team of Edmonton and Calgary’s basement development professionals. With us, you don’t have to worry about spending too much and getting too little. You can rest assured that your home is about to get a beautiful new living space that suits your needs and fits within your budget.
Two of the biggest factors in a successful basement renovation or finishing project are understanding how you want to use the space and creating a design for the initial layout. Most basements are wide open spaces so it can be challenging to really see the potential when you’re looking at a blank slate. The basement contractors at Kay2 Contracting can help you design a layout that fits your needs and lifestyle.
Some common uses and features for finished basements are:
When you know how you want to use the space, you can create a layout that fits those needs. A majority of finished basements will feature at least a new bathroom, if not a wet bar or kitchen as well. This means hooking up plumbing and electrical, which can impact how the space is laid out. Typically, bathrooms or kitchens are located below the main floor’s kitchen or bathroom to make the installation of new systems easier. If you want a bedroom in the basement, county code requires there to be a window in the bedroom to allow for a means of escape in the event of an emergency.
When creating an initial layout, you’ll also want to consider where any new walls or hallways will be placed. Even though adding walls may seem like it’s making the basement smaller, it’s creating defined spaces that can be used for various purposes. Maximizing the use of the square footage can go a long way in making your home more functional, as well as valuable.
Most basements are little more than slabs of concrete that the house is sitting on — your foundation. And the foundation is simply sitting on the dirt below, which means that moisture can easily seep through the porous concrete. Adding a solid moisture barrier and installing high-quality flooring are going to be essential in order to protect your newly renovated basement from moisture damage. The Kay2 Contracting team can install a waterproof membrane, typically polyethylene, and a rigid foam around the perimeter of the basement to allow for expansion. Depending on the location of your home, we may also look at the drainage system outside of the home. When water is not being properly diverted away from the house, it can lead to serious foundation damage.
Even with a proper moisture barrier, it’s still important to choose a flooring material that can withstand certain conditions. Some of the most durable basement flooring materials include vinyl and tile, but carpeting is still a viable and comfortable option.
Vinyl may not sound like a luxury flooring material, but it is an extremely durable choice and is available in many different styles and colors. LVT can even be made to look like hardwood flooring. It’s also easy to install, and LVT is thicker than traditional sheet vinyl, making it somewhat warmer.
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INSULATION & LIGHTING
Unfinished basement ceilings are typically exposed rafters and pipes, so most homeowners choose to finish the ceiling during their basement remodel; however, it’s not entirely necessary. Leaving the exposed ceiling can give the basement a unique look, but generally, it should match the overall design of the basement. If you want a more modern, industrial feel, leaving the ceiling exposed but painting the rafters is a popular option.
Finishing the ceiling can help make the basement renovation feel more complete. If you choose to finish the ceiling, you’ll want to consider adding insulation as a noise barrier, make sure that the ceiling is tall enough, and plan for what type of lighting you want.
The cost of a basement remodel can vary considerably depending on what needs to be done and what type of layout and features you want in the space. Waterproofing is a considerable part of the cost, as well as flooring, lighting, framing, and drywall. Other costs include installation, paint, electrical, plumbing, and permits. A finished basement can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $35,000.
Along with the costs of the actual basement remodel, you’ll want to calculate the cost of furnishing the space and consider the cost of the materials that you want to use. If you’re installing a kitchen, granite countertops and custom cabinets can increase the cost. Tile flooring is more expensive than carpet. Insulating the ceiling will be an expense.
When you’re considering finishing a basement, the best way to get an accurate quote for the project is to work with remodeling contractors who will know the average cost of certain features and materials. Kay2 Contracting has been serving the Calgary area for years, and you can trust our honest and professional opinions
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