Common Renovations in Southwest BC

Although home renovations can sometimes be a chore it is important to make sure that the end result is exactly what you desire. When this happens, no matter how long the renovation takes or how much it costs, your family and friends will be in love with the final result.

Why a Renovation?

Renovations are one of the best investments a homeowner can make to their existing place of residence. Renovations themselves help add value and appeal to your home which can easily help with the future, especially if the house will be sold down the road. Today renovations can be made for anything including the standard rooms such as the basement or kitchen along with the ability to add extra space or create a more modern look. Since renovations help improve the value of your home it is important to think about what your needs are along with any ideas that can help add your personality. Home renovations are great for families that will be moving in the future, near or not, but love the area and their home too much to do so right away. Combining renovations that excel the look of your home will pay off in the long run. This article will be focusing on the basement and how this area can truly add appeal to a home.

Why the Basement?

One of the most common renovations being completed is the basement. The basement is usually the most creative designed area of the home as it is not always in the open and in view when you walk in. This provides homeowners with the ability to design this room however they see fit, turning it into a home theater ambiance, another bedroom or a recreation room. The basement usually provides homeowners with full control in terms of more intricate designs, allowing imaginations to run wild. Anything that can be dreamed of is possible.

Types of Basement Renovations:

Pure Entertainment: This idea takes your basement renovation to a new level focusing on creating the most amazing entertainment experience possible. This can include a full theater with the proper seating to make it feel like you are at the movies. This pure entertainment basement renovation will increase your home’s value while providing some relaxation. Friends and family will want to come over often just to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.

Added Space: A basement renovation can be transformed into a bedroom/apartment for a growing family or with the purpose to rent it out for some extra income. This type of basement renovation helps to add space while allowing families to stay in their homes for a longer period of time. The value added with this space could be a potential negative as the market narrows as less people are looking for bedroom/apartment basements in a home. This could lead to a longer selling period. Although this could be the case it is important to perform a renovation for you and your family, not worrying about if the house will sell when put on the market. You cannot go wrong with a home renovation as it pays off in the long run.

Home Gym/ Open space: Maybe a basement renovation is needed to create new space to relax. This is the perfect opportunity to add an area that may or may not have a defined characteristic. With larger basements more options are available to the homeowner as multiple ideas can be molded into one. This may include a combination of a gym area, relaxation area and space to do other things. No matter the size of the basement it is possible to make the space look more open with the proper placement of furniture and unique designs.

Sub-Contractors: An important part of any home renovation is which companies complete the trade tasks under the general contractor. In many cases general contractors hire sub-trades for technical work. For instance, we will hire a local plumber in vancouver we have worked with in the past, to do all the plumbing. This way we are quite certain that portion of the job will be done to everyone’s expectation.

Although renovations are possible throughout any part of the house, the basement is a prime location to renovate. The value of your home will increase dramatically compared to other minor renovations such as bathrooms or bedrooms.

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