Basement development is one of the most cost effective ways of adding valuable square footage to your Calgary home. A guest suite, luxury home bar, kids zone play room, pool table/recreation space, movie theatre and more could be just a renovation away.
After we renovated the upper level for them a few years previous, these repeat clients found that the new addition of child number three called for a warm, child friendly play area in the basement. Keeping one eye on the design/function and the other on the investment requirement, we provided a mix of selections and construction options.
We installed a subfloor throughout to keep the space warm, dry and provide a “softer surface” than the concrete floor. For ease of cleaning and durability, we installed a vinyl plank flooring in a herringbone pattern. The shelving and storage units are a combination of “big box” units and custom made units, providing the best usable space while remaining mindful of cost.
A custom 3-piece bathroom was added both for the kids as they play downstairs and for the new guest bedroom. To take away the “feel of a basement” and to provide safe egress, the small existing windows were enlarged.
After purchasing an infill home in Altadore, this client started to make it his own by contracting us for a multi-phase renovation plan. With a nod towards a modern design, we transformed the basement from the all too common “Calgary beige” design, to something that reflected more of his personality and tastes.
We removed a storage closet and built a custom designed walnut wine storage, complete with 10 mil glass wall and sliding door. With in-floor heating already installed in the concrete, we were able to remove the carpet and apply a durable epoxy finish. We built a custom television surround that would not only bring a great design element to the space, but also provide for storage for components and DVD’s.