Turn Your dark unlivable Basement into a Light, Spacious Magazine-worthy Showpiece
A basement renovation is one of the best ways to add more quality living space to your home. When your basement remodelling is planned properly it will also increase the value of your home. We can provide the space for you and family members to enjoy or apartment suites for extra income. From man caves to family recreation rooms, Westmount Craftsmen has a wealth of experience to design a basement space uniquely tailored to your family’s needs. Most of our projects are in the in Kitchener Waterloo area.
There are multiple steps involved in converting your unusable, or barely livable, basement into a vibrant and attractive living space. The first is to schedule a consultation with Westmount Craftsmen.
We are contractors who believe a successful home renovation project is a collaborative effort between the homeowners and our team. A consultation is our chance to get to know you and learn what features will make your renovation project universal enough to last for decades.
At your initial consultation, we will take a look at what you have now and listen to your thoughts about how the final design should look and function. Will you still want a storage or laundry area included? Is it more for entertaining purposes or are you interested in ideas that would allow it to become a legal living space for future income and/or investment purposes.
Once we have the basic ideas down, we’ll meet with you again to review the design ideas we’ve come up with and our proposal that will make it exactly what you want it to be. Basements renovations are a unique type of home renovation because they are below ground-level, which means we have different considerations in terms of moisture, lighting and interior comfort:
The first item of business is to make sure your basement is water-tight and sealed against moisture infiltration. Protecting your basement from moisture damage is about more than the typical water leak; we need to make sure unseen moisture can’t permeate your foundation and interior wall spaces, which leads to damage, rot and mold issues. Our first step will be to make your basement dry and impermeable to water.
We will make sure to get as much natural light as possible into your basement space via attractive window options. We will install beautiful energy efficient lighting options.
We use high-quality insulation, including pink fiberglass, Roxul, and spray foam insulation, depending on your preferences and budget. Your flooring choices will be carefully selected to keep the space warm and inviting.
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Here are some of the typical questions we hear from clients interested in basement renovations
What will the basement renovation mean for our day-to-day living experience?
In most cases, nothing. You will go about your business and our professional team will go about theirs. There will be times when power or water will need to be shut off to accommodate our work but we will always let you know ahead of time and do our best to work around your schedule.
How much does a basement remodeling cost?
This is entirely dependent on the level of renovation you’re looking at. Typically, a complete basement renovation starts at about $85 per sq/ft excluding a bathroom. The cost for an all-purpose entertainment area will be less than a man cave complete with a built-in bar and kitchen area, which will be more affordable than a full apartment-style renovation that you can advertise as a legal, residential rental unit.
Can I see before-and-after pictures of your other basement remodels?
Of course! Looking at Westmount Craftsmen’s portfolio is an excellent way to get an idea of the type of work we do as well as the extra things you may want to include in your own custom basement.
Contact Us For a Free Quote! and get Your Basement Remodeling plans in motion
Give us a call at (519) 635-7089 or fill out the form below to schedule your first consultation. We look forward to helping you optimize your basement space and adding valuable finished living space.