On most homes with two floor levels or more, they usually have a basement space built into the home. Instead of simply digging for foundation to reinforce the weight of such homes, they instead create a space underneath the home which can serve as both foundation of the home as well as a utility room for the entire household’s utility equipment, hookups, and other related stuff. While the basement space can serve greatly its purpose as such, the thing is that it is such a waste of space, especially when the living household space above is running out of usable or breathing space.
When a home’s living space is becoming tight and cramped, the solution will always be to expand the home. The easiest way of expanding the home is creating new rooms and floor spaces sideways or rearwards. However, if there is no property space to expand the home in such a way, the option you have will either be to develop upwards or downwards.
If the home already has a basement area, renovating that space will be much easier instead of building upwards which is rather structurally complex as well as expensive. With expanding upwards, such renovation work the whole roof and ceiling to be removed, adding of structural support that will allow the old structure to carry the weight of the new floor above, constructing of ceiling and roofing atop the new floor, and finally applying the necessary finishing touches. With expanding downwards at basement level, all that needs to be done is to rework and relocate the utilities and hookups installed there, create partitioning for the new space and the utility area, and finally the development and finishing of the intended space for the basement.
Even though it can be said that basement renovation is not as complex as adding a new floor to the home, still, this is something that requires a lot of skill, experience, and knowledge in the aspects of construction and basement renovation and development. In fact, renovating the basement space even requires getting a permit from your cityhood’s engineering office. In addition to this, you will also need to hire a basement renovation contractor who has firsthand experience in dealing with such renovation work.
Basement renovation contractors like Okotoks Basement Renovations have been in this business for many years and their experience has allowed them to expand their knowledge in basement renovations even more. Their diligence in this type of renovation work has brought a lot of very satisfied clients and has made their services highly sought after. If you intend to have your basement space renovated into a usable area that the family will love, make it a point that you hire only highly reputable contractors as you would not want have any regrets about your basement renovation in the end.