BASEMENT RENOVATIONS WHITBY
In the Durham region, Whitby combines ultra-urban settings with rural landscapes and is characterised as an area that is experiencing rapid population growth. While many residents still commute to other neighbourhoods, municipalities and, in most cases, closer to GTA for work, many are settling down and establishing homes in Whitby, and for good reason. This area has a harbour on Lake Ontario, giving it a great coastline; at the same time, the southern portion of this community is an economic hub, providing great services and amenities to its residents and other visitors all around the GTA. The Durham region is home to many other jobs and economic opportunities, making it much easier to close the gap between residences and occupation. Nevertheless, Whitby is still primarily a suburban neighbourhood; not too far from the cramped streets of downtown Toronto, but far enough to be considered a great place to set down roots.
Because of this, many are looking to move to Whitby or to expand their existing spaces. Apartments and more compact residences are in higher demand, and among these are basement units, otherwise known as secondary suites. Renovating Whitby basements can meet the rising need for more residential areas and give homeowners a passive source of income. Additionally, Whitby basement renovations can provide added function to the home, directly address persisting basement issues and provide added space should the homeowner decide to use this new part of the home for their own families and friends. No matter the intention, Finished Basement can help you revitalise your home from the bottom, up.
Whitby Basement Units
Basement units act as secondary suites or in-law suites. Before it can be furnished, however, a finished Whitby basement has to abide by building regulations, fix any structural issues, install the necessary fittings, piping, wiring and plumbing, guided by a detailed plan of where certain rooms must go.
Basement renovations have to tackle any structural problems first, since all structural elements typically go hand-in-hand. Windows, for example, are necessary to any basement unit, providing a source of natural light. They have to be properly sealed along with the rest of the basement, to ensure that there are no cracks and, consequently, no leakages during flooding and no chances of infestation from pests. The basement has to be framed properly so that it is both plumb and level, ensuring that any further installations such as cabinetry, sinks and kitchen units are properly measured and placed securely inside the unit. Insulation, too, is vital around the walls and ceilings, and may even involve the pipes to make sure they don’t freeze during the winter.
These structural aspects of the basement are usually ignored – most of the time, unintentionally. Basements are generally seen as uninviting areas of the house, purely used for storage space and for things that want to be kept out of sight, and out of mind. Sometimes, basements are also too old or have been ignored for too long, causing a build-up of issues that arise every now and again. These issues always warrant a repair or two, and these costs tend to pile up over the years as well. Basements are particularly susceptible to flooding during snowmelts and warmer months if they aren’t sealed properly. Additionally, any cracks in the foundation can invite the cultivation of outside pests, as basements are also usually dark. In the summer, they can be both dark and humid, which are perfect conditions for mould, mildew and fungus to infest the house as well. Abandoned basements sustaining this kind of damage can severely weaken the foundation of any house.
Quality Whitby basement renovations are usually undertaken by professionals who highlight these long-lasting problems and integrate solutions into the final product. With attention to detail and care, professional basement renovators can also heighten the ceiling of any basement or crawl space, simultaneously reinforcing the main floor of the house. Having a proper residential unit with its own bathroom warrants a close inspection of piping and plumbing, highlighting problems that you may not have been aware of in the past. The same can be said for a basement unit with a full kitchen. At the same time, renovated basements in Whitby can enhance the utility of the basement and increase the value of the house as a whole. Instead of having piles of unwanted objects hidden and forgotten in the basement, recessed cabinetry and dedicated storage rooms can truly open up the space to a wide range of possible finished basement options.
Renovated Whitby basements do not have to just be a residential unit. It can have a guest room, for example, and can mainly be transformed into a recreational area. Indoor home theatres are a popular choice, alongside games rooms and entertainment rooms with minibars and countertops. Indoor gyms and home offices can also be integrated into the basement, giving residents and homeowners a sense of privacy while working on both body and mind.
Finished Basement Projects Whitby
The Finished Basement team, based in Mississauga, has over 20 years of experience and has worked on more than 2000 projects across Ontario. Your next Whitby basement renovation can be as easy as contacting us and allowing our team to personally inspect your basement to provide you an accurate quote – no hidden fees and no surprise costs. We are there with you from the moment you plan, to the inventive moments of visualisation and design and, finally, in helping you get the final finished basement project. Finished Basement helps you save time and money by directly sourcing our materials from trusted international partners, giving you up to 40% savings and finishing your Whitby basement in record time. In just two weeks, you can have a finished basement that is suited to the contemporary Whitby lifestyle.
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