In 2020, basement renovation is so much more than an option for extra storage or an additional bedroom. Today homeowners are looking more and more to add multipurpose rooms. Entertainment spaces, home theatres, and personal gyms are a few popular trends for basement renovation. To help inspire your 2022 basement renovation, we’ve listed some of the hottest basement ideas below.Continue reading
Building an energy-efficient basement in your home will obviously save you a lot of money long-term. However, there are several other benefits to renovating your current basement into an energy-efficient one. Many factors also influence what type of energy-efficient upgrades you should install. For this reason, we have compiled our expertise into listing the advantages of having an eco-friendly basement and the considerations to keep in mind. Read on to learn how to make your basement more energy efficient.Continue reading
There are a number of things to consider when beginning basement renovations – everything from floor plans and colour schemes to permitting and finding the right contractor. Harmony Basement’s team of professionals have the experience and the know-how to make your project unfold as smoothly as possible. We’ve even put together this handy guide of common basement renovation mistakes to watch out for while planning and executing your build.Continue reading
Renovated basements provide a unique space that is highly beneficial to your home. Having a private gym, a beautiful entertainment space or an additional guest room are just a few of the many perks about renovating your basement. Nonetheless, renovation is a big financial undertaking. Homeowners often worry about basement renovation costs when they are looking to upgrade.
What you should know is that having a set budget for your basement renovation project is essential. This way, you and your renovation contractor can agree on the caliber of work without breaking the bank. You will surely get a bang for your buck if you know exactly how much you’re willing to spend on a renovation.Continue reading
Daylight basements are considered semi-basements. Semi-basements are ones that are partially below the ground rather than entirely. This means that semi-basements aren’t fully above-grade nor fully below-grade either. And that’s precisely what a daylight basement is.
As the name suggests, the fact that daylight basements are partly above the ground means they’re designed to bring natural light in. This also means that at least one window in a daylight basement is big enough to provide sufficient lighting. Continue reading
One of the biggest issues homeowners face when renovating their basement is the ceiling height. Many older homes were not designed to utilize the lower level of the home as living space. Low-ceiling basement renovations are challenging because the rooms look unnaturally and uncomfortably small. Also, sometimes there might not be enough space to install utility wiring and ductwork.Continue reading
Insulating your basement is essential in regulating the temperature in your home and preventing outside air and moisture from entering. An uninsulated basement can cause several problems in your home. Firstly, poorly insulated basements are responsible for up to 20 to 30 percent of a home’s heat loss during winter months. This means that you will spend significantly more on your energy costs each winter to keep your home warm if your basement is not insulated.Continue reading
If you are planning to do renovations to your home, there are many reasons why you should hire a RenoMark contractor. Finding a qualified contractor to renovate and repair your home is never easy. Anyone who owns a home have heard horror stories of experiences with bad renovation contractors. From no-shows and shoddy work to long delays, overpricing, and theft, the list is endless.Continue reading