Basements are more susceptible to sustaining flood damage than anywhere else in the house. For starters, it’s the bottom-most part of any home. During storms, your basement will be flooded in no time without proper drainage.

A common practice among homeowners and their basement that is often deemed harmless is leaving specific components unfinished. However, it becomes dangerous when you’re in a hurricane-prone area.

April 27, 2022

Maybe you just bought a new home or didn’t have the time to finish your basement stairs; whatever the case, the state your stairs are in is no longer acceptable to you.

Don’t worry. It’s common among homeowners to leave this step to be finished later. However, putting it off ’til later can make its design and execution seem like an afterthought. Just because it’s in your basement doesn’t mean no one will ever see it. Read on below if you are in the mood to revamp your basement, starting with its stairs!

April 27, 2022

A bowed basement wall is usually curved from the outside to the inside. To identify such, look for a bulging wall that forms a convex shape. The problem with bowing basement walls is usually referred to as inward deflection.

A basement wall that is bowing is most probably cracked too. The cracks could be horizontal or vertical. The cracks tend to open up more when it rains and contract during the hot weather.

February 23, 2022

Since basements are below the ground, they’re more prone to taking water than other parts of the house. Floor drains in a basement steer water into the sewage system, preventing flooding. But these fixtures aren’t very visually appealing. 

What to do with floor drains in the basement? Many homeowners end up covering their basement floor drains when finishing the floor because of their appearance. They either cover the drains temporarily using temporary caps or permanently using cement.

But is covering a floor drain a good idea? Before deciding on this, continue reading to see the pros and cons of having a floor drain.

February 23, 2022

Choosing the right flooring for your concrete basement floor needs to be done with so much care. There are many factors to put into consideration when you want to install laminate flooring over concrete, especially when handling it as a DIY project. The aim is to ensure that the laminate flooring lasts long. 

There is a high risk of damage by excessive moisture when laminate flooring gets installed over concrete. Basements are the most humid areas in most homes due to condensation and they’re also prone to flooding. However, if you prepare your concrete basement floor well, laminate is a very practical option.

February 23, 2022

Having a finished basement goes a long way in increasing the property value of a home. So having a finished basement is no doubt an asset as it increases the square footage of the usable space in the home. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not know what a finished basement is. Real estate agents get asked so many questions about what is considered a finished basement.

February 23, 2022

If the question how long does it take to renovate an apartment has become relevant to you, you will find all the answers in this article.

In Toronto, the greatest determinant of time spent renovating a condo depends on the floor size. Let us look at some of the condo renovation steps and the length of time each of them takes.

January 3, 2022

In Toronto, pricing for the basement is calculated based on the square feet. Professionals charge between $5 and $30 for each square foot. The average square feet for a basement should be 1000 sq ft. This means that the cost of a basement in Toronto is pegged between $5,000 and $30,000.

January 3, 2022

The main global trend in modern design is the absence of boundaries. This applies not only to fashion and style, but also to interior design. Do you like Provence? Let the apartment reflect your love of rustic motifs. Minimalism? Try a play of textures and shades. Monochrome? And that’s great, your house is your rules. Nevertheless, there are a number of trends that are at the peak of popularity today. They will not go out of fashion this year or next year, and will be relevant even in a couple of years. Let’s take a closer look at each aspect of kitchen design.

December 17, 2020

If you own a small, cramped bathroom, you probably experience periodic annoyance when you and someone else in the family might need something in the room at the same time. One option to solve this problem without evicting anyone from the house is to enlarge the bathroom at the expense of another room, but we suggest more affordable and less costly ways.

December 16, 2020