Basement renovations can be a great way to increase your living space, add value to your home, and even help reduce energy costs. But, before you dive into this exciting project, there are some important things to consider. Domilya Group Construction has the expertise and experience necessary to help guide you through the process. Here’s what you need to know about basement renovations before getting started.
Identify Your Vision
First and foremost, it’s essential to determine what kind of space you want your newly renovated basement to become. Are you looking for a place for entertaining with friends and family or do you want an escape from everyday life? Whether it’s a new guest bedroom, a playroom for the kids or a place for watching your favorite sports team on TV – having a vision will help when planning the details of your renovation. If you need some inspiration or design advice, you can visit our 3500 square foot showroom and view our wide selection of finishings. Our team of designers is here to help you bring your vision to life!
Examine Structural Integrity
Before making any other decisions regarding the renovation design, take a moment to inspect the structural integrity of your basement in order to identify any potential issues that may cause problems down the road. This includes looking for cracks in the foundation walls or signs of water damage due to flooding or leaks from pipes or HVAC systems. Any concerns should be addressed before moving forward with any other steps in your renovation plan.
Consider Insulation & Moisture Control
Even if your basement appears dry now, moisture is still very likely in this area at some point throughout the year due to condensation and rising groundwater levels outside of your home. Adding insulation along both exterior and interior walls can help keep moisture out while also increasing energy efficiency within your home by keeping cold air out as well as trapping heated air inside during colder months. It’s also a good idea to install a vapor barrier on both sides of unfinished ceilings and walls in order to prevent any additional moisture buildup that could lead to mold growth down the line.
Investigate Electrical Requirements
If you plan on using electronics such as computers or entertainment systems then make sure you have enough outlets near key locations throughout the room in order for these items to work correctly and safely. If not already present then hire an electrician who can install wiring within existing walls and ensure all outlets meet current codes and regulations set forth by local governments – especially when considering running circuits through finished surfaces later on down the road. Additionally, lighting fixtures like ceiling fans can also be placed strategically around the room in order to serve multiple functions around the area – such as providing temperature control during summer months while simultaneously creating an inviting atmosphere throughout basement areas year-round!
Hire Professional Help
Renovating any part of one’s home can be daunting – especially basements which are typically hidden ‘below ground level’ – so it is always best practice when tackling large projects like this one to hire professional licensed contractors such as Domilya Group Construction. Experience matters when it comes to renovating basements since improper installation or material choice can lead to issues down the line such as flooding or mold growth if not done correctly from the start. Make sure that any contractor you hire has plenty of experience with similar projects and check references thoroughly before making any decisions. Hiring a licensed contractor also ensures that all building code and permit regulations are followed so you can have piece of mind. Domilya is a one-stop-shop with a professional team of licensed contractors, engineers and designers so you can be confident that your project is in the best hands!
At Domilya Group Construction, we know how intimidating basement renovation projects can be but with our team by your side every step of the way – from design, and planning, to material selection – we promise satisfaction guaranteed! Contact us today for more information and see firsthand why we are one of Toronto’s most trusted construction companies!