Basements

Basements are often reinterpreted for a wide variety of secondary uses to expand on the living space within a home; including family rooms, dedicated entertainment centres, man caves, guest suites and nanny flats.

Creating finished spaces within basements presents challenges and requirements unique to the location: ceiling heights, mechanical intrusions, moisture issues and access to functional elements, to name a few. So in addition to the normal objectives of creating warm and pleasing living spaces, useful storage solutions, and hiding the working parts of a home’s mechanical systems, we also pay careful attention to questions of flow, mechanical access, insulation values and maintaining a healthy structure over time. With certain proposed uses there can also be important criteria to achieve to promote safety by meeting or exceeding code requirements.

We will help you to maximize the use of the available space within your home in a manner that is safe, healthy, and custom designed to meet your personal objectives.