Planning your basement renovation is the key to a good investment!

If you’re planning on the basement renovation or remodeling you should look at some important things, which you might need in the future. It’s better to address them before your basement is not done yet.

water softener

Water Softener

If you don’t have softener installed, it’s time to do it now. You should divide the water line: one should go outside and the other to the house. You need to have a rough-in in the mechanical room to install the softener when you are ready. We would advise not to install the softener right next to the water tank. Installing a water softener will reduce the amount of minerals and provide your house with soft water, which will keep your appliances running. There are plenty of companies in Toronto and GTA which sell water softeners and provide maintenance.
It’s also important to think about the water line for the outdoor kitchen sink and he sprinkler of your backyard, if you are planning on building that.

bbq line installation

BBQ Line

Install the BBQ line before you start on the basement remodeling.
There are a lot of benefits for the gas barbeque hook up. A natural gas line for your barbeque will come in very useful and handy. You won’t have to think about your propane running out while you are cooking because a natural gas line provides you with unlimited supply. The hook up could be located close to where your grill stands. When you are ready to use the barbeque, all you have to do is turn on the valve and light the grill. And just like that, you’re ready to go.

vehicle charger - updating electrical panel

Electrical Panel

Electric vehicle chargers require more power.
As electric vehicles become increasingly popular nowadays, more charging stations are being installed in residential locations.
Electric vehicle chargers require more power than you need for a typical home. That means that an EV charging station requires a larger electrical service to accommodate it. The electrical service is the wiring running from the utility lines to your home, ending at the electrical meter panel. The standard residential service is 100A. To add charging circuits for your EV, you’ll need a 200A electrical panel. It is possible to do this after your home has been completed, but at greater expense and inconvenience.

That means a post-construction upgrade before a charger can be installed will include trenching to upgrade the electrical service as well as the panel feed and panel itself. It’s often a difficult undertaking if the wiring needs to be installed in finished walls. This process can be very labour-intensive and costly.
If you ensure the wiring and service panel are ready for an EV charging station during construction, connecting an EV charging station in the future can be done quickly and at a much lower cost.