Do you have a basement, but have no clue how to use it except traditional pantry, garage or boiler room? Here are some unusual ideas and useful tips which will help you expand the useful area and functionality of the house in a way you couldn’t imagine. There are many basements in North York, which you can renovate and enjoy homey or stylish atmosphere.
So, you can easily transform your basement into:
Kitchen. Of course, it will be a strictly functional room for cooking, but also you can equip it with spacious freezers and pantries for long-term storage of products. The advantage is no noise or smell of cooking in the living quarters.
Gym. The noise from the exercising machines will not disturb other tenants. You will get much more training space in comfortable conditions.
Play room. During the day, children can play on a large safe area without disturbing other family members.
Billiard room. In order to relax playing your favorite game you will just need to go a few steps down.
Home theater. Underground premises with a limited lighting are the best place for a family cinema.
Sauna. A compact sauna will turn the basement into a home health resort. It is also possible to place a solarium.
Bar. With quality soundproofing you can organize discos.
Library. A cozy place to read and relax on a comfortable sofa in peace and quiet.
Have you already made up your mind? Perfect! After the idea is approved, the project is ready, the permits are received, it’s time for a repair and equipment. Here are some basic points to take into account:
• Heating. If the room is intended for a long stay (kitchen, library, bathroom), it must be necessarily heated. The temperature shouldn’t be lower than 20°, and for utility rooms (pantry, laundry) not lower than 15°. • Thermal insulation is a required element for any surface area. High-quality thermal insulation will save your money on heating, prevents heat loss and significantly increase the energy efficiency of the entire building. • Lighting. In the premises for a long stay, the area of windows should be 1/8 of the area of the room. • Ventilation. If there is no fresh air supply, then the equipment of the forced ventilation system will be required. If there are ventilation ducts - complement them with a window or wall vent valves. • Water supply and sewerage. The project is developed and approved by the local water authority. For normal operation it will need an additional pump - water will not flow itself up. • Network. It is simple and fast to supply your basement with internet and television cables.
And the last thing, remember, all work should be done only after carefully planning involving specialists for it, as not only comfort, but also your safety depends on it. Choose decoration and design according to the functions of the room, your taste or the advice of the interior designer. Works on the arrangement of the basement will require time and investment. But in return you will get a comfortable and cozy place for your hobby, rest or entertainment and you can choose any of Mississauga basements to turn them into a basement you are dreaming about.
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