Basement Renovation Ideas

You’ve seen those renovation TV shows where a family gets their unorganized basement turned into a new work, play, or relaxation space. Maybe you have wondered whether you could actually get something like that done for yourself. We are writing this today to tell you that you can make your Victoria BC basement renovation ideas a reality. Toolbox Renovations has some ideas of our own for how you can change your basement into something more liveable and eye-catching.

If your basement’s walls are unfinished, with framing or insulation visible, you have a few options getting that job completed. Your walls can play a big part in creating a different feeling for your room. You could get wood panelling to create a cozy feeling, or use different colours of paint depending on the mood you want to create. The same can go for your floors. If you have an old carpet down there now, taking it out and adding new floor tiles or panels can make all of the difference. Adding carpet onto a concrete floor can also make your basement so much more likeable to you and your family, both to look at and relax in.

Your basement could currently feel outdated, but a basement renovation can change that. If you have a brick fireplace that catches everyone’s attention for the wrong reasons, you can get the bricks removed or covered and put a wood or stone mantel in its place. An old staircase in your basement can be redone to match the rest of the space too, so the whole area will feel unified as you come downstairs.

Do you use your basement for storage? If you go through the items you find down there, you may find that you really do not need to use all of that space for storing your things. With the right shelving units, your basement can be transformed into a space that is both useful for storage and enjoyable to be in.

Hopefully this has given you new ideas for your basement renovation. If you are in Victoria BC, we at Toolbox Renovations would be happy to discuss the possibilities today.

Increase The Value of Your Property

When people begin to think about having renovation work done in their home the first thought that crosses their mind is the upfront cost they are going to have to pay. Many will balk at the idea as the benefits don’t appear, at first, to outweigh that initial cost. However, as a long-term investment good renovation work can increase the value of your property in addition to adding that extra little something to your home.

Here we will take a look at a couple of reasons why both basement renovations & kitchen renovations in Victoria BC are a good choice for any homeowner.

Increase The Value of Your Property

The number one reason that you should look into having home renovation work done, particularly if you are considering moving house, is that any work will automatically improve the value of your property.

In fact, any real estate agent will tell you that the kitchen is always a key selling point for a property. If the buyer likes the kitchen the odds are that you will receive a better offer for your home. This means that renovation work is certainly worth considering, whether you are staying in the property for the long term or considering moving on at a later date.

More Space

While kitchen renovation work can give your kitchen a fresh new appeal, by renovating the basement you now have a new room that gives you an extra bit of space in the property in addition to providing you with options.

For example, with a good basement renovation in Victoria BC, you can make the basement appealing to potential tenants, which means that it can be used as a source of income. Furthermore, the room becomes something much more than a basic storage room, which adds plenty to your home both in terms of quality of life and the value that is added to the property.

Energy Savings

Remodeling in older homes can be a little costly, however, as most remodels will be done with the latest energy efficiency standards in mind you will find that they can save you plenty of money in the long run.

This is because a kitchen or basement remodel will generally include appliances and other items that are built to modern standards. This can help you to save money on your energy bill, particularly if the appliances that you currently use are beginning to show their age. This steady saving each month will eventually build up until the cost of the renovation work is paid for and you can start to see an improvement in your bank balance as a result.