Basement Developments that are Fun for All!
Before shot of the project above in Mountain Park
There is definitely something challenging about trying to convert a dark basement full of over-flow storage into bright, multi-purpose living spaces!
Faced with obstacles like ceiling “drops”, awkward service locations, seemingly random telepost placement and tiny little windows, how do you begin your renovation?
Your starting point should be a well thought-out space-plan. This plan should minimize or eliminate the impact of such obstacles on your basement design and allow for optimum placement of all key elements. Once ducting has been modified, teleposts moved, plumbing/wiring/shut-off valves relocated and foundation wall-cuts made for larger windows, the way will be clear to develop your recreation area, media/workout/wine rooms, guest bedroom and bathroom, with some space left over, of course, for essential storage. Most basement developments in Calgary are now being finished with the same high quality as the upper levels, with renovation details that can include built-in cabinetry, big-screen TV with theater wiring, fireplace, custom wine racking, dimmer controls for mood lighting and a “jack & jill” bathroom with steam shower.
You will be glad you decided to develop your “dungeon” of a basement into beautifully finished living spaces the whole family can enjoy! Thoughtful space-planning and renovation construction by Channel guaranteed.