Have you been thinking about finishing your basement? Turning it into a suite, playroom, or entertainment space can help to add value to your home. Something as simple as updating the dated space is worth investing in. With spending more time at home, you might be looking for ways to expand your home’s usable space. Investing in your basement is a great start. From putting up walls and finishing the space to updating the dated bathroom, there’s always a project to be done. Take a look at what these homeowners in Calgary did to their basements for under $15,000.
Basement Renovation for $3,200 in Calgary
Norm had MKZ Construction complete the drywalling, painting, and trim in his basement. Norm’s basement was open and unfinished. As seen in the photos, the primary use of the basement, solely the back wall and corner, was for storage. Norm decided to build a wall to hide away the stored items. In doing so, Norm can now store anything he wants without it taking up too much usable space and in keeping the room aesthetically pleasing. By inserting a wall and creating the two rooms, Norm really has free range with what he can do next. Such as putting a TV, couch, chairs and fireplace for a cozy alternative for movie night. Or even installing a bar for him and his friends to hang out at.
Investing money into your Calgary basement, especially if it is unfinished, not only will provide you and your family with an alternative space to hang out, but adds value to your home. If you have the space you might as well use it! Just by undergoing this simple project, for less than $5,000, Norm has created another room in his home that wouldn’t have been available otherwise. If you think your basement has potential like Norms, get connected with a pro in your area today.
Basement Bathroom Renovation for $13,000 in Calgary
Denning Enterprise Ltd. assisted Jordan in transforming his basement bathroom. Jordan had an existing bathroom in the space, but it proved to be very dated and not functional. Take a look at the before and after photos here. Jordan improved the space by updating everything. From the fixtures to the tile and paint, and he even added a tub and shower combo!
Basement bathrooms are often rarely used, which can make them easy to look past when thinking about renovations. However, updating older rooms, especially bathrooms, has many great benefits. For starters, the room is caught up with modern times. It will be transformed from a dark space to a bright, inviting space that you will actually not mind using (and not be embarrassed about). Plus, Jordan now has an additional shower and tub available for use. Secondly, older fixtures, such as toilets, are not as efficient as modern-day fixtures. Older fixtures are more prone to damages and actually can add money to your water bill, as they tend to waste more water than up-to-date fixtures. Is your toilet out-dated? Look out for these 7 signs your toilet needs to be replaced.
For Jordan, the final product created is a timeless bathroom. Using neutral tiles and vanity allows the room to be accented however the homeowner likes. The added bonus of a marble-looking countertop makes the room appear larger and brighter, which is great in such a small space. Do you have a dated bathroom that could use a transformation? Get connected with pros in your area to modernize your basement bathroom today.
Basements are nothing but potential space waiting to be used. If your Calgary basement is unfinished, dated, or even in need of simple upgrades, talk to a pro about your next project. Take advantage of that extra, usable space and expand your home’s footprint.