Finishing Your Basement With LCM
Finishing your basement adds significant living space to your home. For your new space to be functional, careful planning is needed well before the first 2×4 is marked and cut. There are endless possibilities. Your basement can be transformed into your favorite place to go but first you need to decide what that’ll be. Turn to LCM General Contractor, Kitchener-Waterloo’s most trusted basement renovation company. According to what is popular amongst LCM clients, here are a few basement renovation ideas:
If you have a family with kids, consider using at least some of your basement space for a games room. The basement can be completely separate from the rest of the house. Soundproofing materials can make it even more so. Your kids can run, play and be as loud as they like, while you enjoy tranquility and recharge your mental state. Also, the games room can evolve with their age and doesn’t have to be just about the kids. Many basements have room for pool tables, dartboards, foosball and more. With the proper design, the whole family and their friends can enjoy fun and games together.
Never pay monthly membership fees again! LCM can build you a basement gym where you can achieve all your fitness goals. Build the room first, then slowly add the equipment you want. Flooring options include low impact rubberized materials that absorb impacts from weights and equipment. Embedded wall and ceiling speakers provide motivating sound and special lighting can set either an energetic or spa like, serene atmosphere. Imagine not having to leave the house to do your workout. Your own gym saves you time and you get to miss the -200 winter days. Your new workout area could include your own sauna, shower room, and laundry area. Stop dreaming about your own fitness area and get LCM to build it.
Wine Cellar / Bar
Take a wine tour with friends in your own basement wine cellar. This is a very popular option in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph during the last decade. Wine cellars are no longer just options for celebrities. Home vintners and connoisseurs alike love having an area in their homes that is ideal for storing and drinking wine. LCM builds wine cellars that are properly insulated, vented, and well lit. Basements floors allow structural support for brick vault arches that give your cellar an authentic look and feel. Pick up your favourite vintages from the Niagara Wine Region and place them in your personal wine cellar and bar area created for you by LCM.
With the right contractor, and a good plan, a basement bedroom can be an option for at least some of the new floorspace. Have kids sharing a room? Or do you need a guest bedroom for when family comes to stay? Some even supplement their income by renting out a basement bedroom. LCM will make sure that local and provincial building codes are always met, or exceeded, so that the bedroom occupants will be always be comfortable and safe.
The architecture of some homes allow for a separate entranceway. Add a bathroom and kitchen to that (if city by-laws allow) and you can turn your basement into an apartment that will pay for itself quickly, if done right.
While it is definitely more a want than a need, consider turning your basement into a home theater and add some wow factor to your basement. Go all out with theater seating, recessed lighting, a theater projector and surround sound. Basement home theaters have become very popular since the start of the pandemic. Stay healthy, and entertained, in the privacy of your own theatre space. Special sound proofing panels and thick carpet absorb sound. You can watch an action adventure film downstairs and have tea with friends upstairs at the same time. LCM will make your home theater feal like the real thing and build it with durable and practical materials to ensure this luxurious room is easy to use and enjoy.
LCM a Great Choice
Whatever you decide to do with the extra space you gain from finishing your basement, be sure to get LCM in from planning to completion and it will go well. LCM’s skilled workers and approved trades complete everything to Ontario Building Code standards or better. You can be sure your investment will benefit you through use and add value to your home. Finish your basement with LCM General Contractor and you won’t regret it.