Basement Finishing in ON, including White River, Sault Ste Marie & Thunder Bay.
Basement Finishing

Basement Finishing Do's and Don'ts Near Sault Ste Marie, Kenora, Thunder Bay

ENERGY STAR® Dehumidifier

Eliminate Moisture Problems

Moisture can really do a number on a basement! Home improvement expert Danny Lipford notes that a basement can let in an average of 18 gallons of moisture each day.

Lipford suggests looking for these telltale signs of moisture:

  • Musty odors
  • Rust on metal surfaces
  • Peeling paint
  • Discolorations on walls and ceilings
  • Condensation on cooler surfaces

Don't let moisture ruin your basement refinishing job! The Total Basement Finishing system can eliminate moisture problems by installing an ENERGY STAR® dehumidifier and by using an exclusive selection of basement finishing products that can't support mold or be damaged by moisture.

Double-Check Building Codes

Different areas have different building codes. For example, if you build a home in Cincinnati, you don't need to waterproof the exterior of the basement walls. However, if you want to finish the basement a year later, basement walls will require a waterproofing treatment. "Ask the Builder" columnist Tim Carter recommends checking with your local building department before you begin to work on your basement.

Basement Home TheaterAccentuate The Positive

While your basement doesn't have as much natural light as the rest of the house, it does have a solid floor that can be an ideal base for a pool table, arcade games, or a treadmill and weightlifting equipment.

Feeling artistic? Instead of trying to hide some of your basement's exposed joists and ductwork, you can paint these features to create an industrial, loft-like theme.

Consider All The Possibilities

It's worth it to spend time collecting design ideas that can help you envision the new living space you'll be creating. Take advantage of the free basement design consultation and quote that's available with your Total Basement Finishing dealer.

What To Look Out For:

Aim To Finish The Entire Basement

Apart from the added cost of finishing the entire basement, this approach will leave you without a utility area where tools, luggage, and seasonal items can be stored. Your money will be better spent creating a premium-quality space in a more limited area.

Overlook Lighting

Since there's not much natural light coming in from outside, a finished basement needs a well-designed lighting scheme. Fluorescent lights, integrated into a finished drop ceiling, provide excellent general-purpose lighting that's also energy efficient. You may also want a special light fixture, such as a decorative lamp over a pool table or a small spot light aimed at a dart board.

Decorated Basement in Kenora,ONSkimp On The Details

It's the little things you do that will make your basement stand out and turn it into a room that everyone wants to be in. Add some decorative lighting around a seating area, put up some photos around your home office space, or hang a large mirror on the wall of your gym.

You can even give the room a theme. Installing a basement bar? Put in a retro jukebox and hang old record albums on the walls. Don't neglect finishes that you'd use for the rest of your house, either. Bob Villa suggests adding things like crown molding to make the room look more complete.

Be Afraid To Express Yourself!

This new living space is yours, so go nuts! Make it whatever you want it to be. Take your basement down a funky route by adding bean bag chairs, beaded curtains and a lava lamp, or add sports memorabilia so you can host Superbowl and World Series parties for years to come.

Whatever you decide to do, let us help! Total Basement Finishing is a great system to start your basement design project with. Search through our site for great basement finishing tips and to get a free basement finishing quote in Ontario today!

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