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    basement permit

    HOW TO MAKE BASEMENT LEGAL

    Contrary to what most people think, acquiring a permit for the basement is very important. If not done at the right time, the only thing you will accomplish is to create trouble for yourself in the future, as well as a large amount of money that you would have to spend on fine and reconstruction. It will not be wrong to say that acquiring a basement permit to make it legal is a part of the construction just like the physical work.

     

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    basement renovation

    BASEMENT RENOVATION – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

    It can be overwhelming to dive into basement renovation. Basements are among the most valued places in the home because of their versatile usage. Nowadays, most people choose to upgrade their basement space that suits their family best, according to family needs or future tenants’ needs.

    To upgrade your basement, you either have to renovate it or remodel it. Both sound the same but, both describe different basement improvement projects. Let us look at both of them so that you can decide which one you need.

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    niche design

    PERFECT SHOWER NICHE IDEAS FOR YOUR BATHROOM

    Building a custom shower niche is the perfect solution if you want your bathroom space to be more organized and also easy to clean!

    A shower niche is a built-in shelf in the wall, which will add more storage space for your bathroom and hold all your shampoos, shower gels and other bathroom essentials. Building a niche in your shower does come with some extra costs and requires additional time for installation, however – a niche is so much better than regular shelves that you would otherwise hang. Custom niches provide you with an impressive design solution and will also add extra space in your bathroom as well as keep it clutter free.

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    home renovation, Canada, Ontario

    HOME RENOVATION IDEAS ON HOUZZ.COM

    As exciting as they are, home renovation can often be slightly overwhelming and even challenging. Renovations call for a change and give you a wonderful opportunity to create a new and refreshing design that can spice up your home. Perhaps you have many ideas on how you will turn your current room into a brand new space but most of us experience a kind of blankness when turning to the actual process of renovating. It is a challenge to gather all your ideas and visions into a single coherent concept. With the advent of selection of various designs we may even experience choice abundance or face perplexities we did not expect.

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    Floor Plan

    FLOOR PLAN

    It is important to develop right floor plan for your basement. I would like to introduce you AutoDesk HomeStyler – a great tool that might be helpful for planning a renovation of your basement or virtually any other room in the house. It’s very simple to use and allows you to create your floor plan within a few minutes.

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    mold control

    MOLD CONTROL

    Renovating your basement is definitely an exciting process – you are essentially adding an extra living space into your home where you can submerse yourself in choosing new floors, new furniture, decoration and interior design. There is a lot of work that goes into renovating a basement; it is definitely quite a project. There are a lot of decisions to make and things to choose, plan and visualize. However, it is very use to overlook and forget about the health issues of constructing a living space in your basement.

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    repairing basement cracks

    REPAIRING BASEMENT CRACKS

    Before you start your basement renovations consider inspecting the floors for any possible cracks. Repairing basement cracks should be finished before competing renovations, it’s very important to seal the crack from water to prevent further deterioration. Cracks need to be dealt with before moisture problems occur which cost much more to repair and create potentially harmful conditions.

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    basement subflooring

    BASEMENT SUBFLOORING IDEAS

    Before you install flooring in your basement, it’s necessary to choose a right basement subflooring that will provide protection and durability. The best choice would be a plastic subfloor system for concrete. These subfloors are highly resistant to moisture due to its vapor seal design.

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    home insulation

    HOME INSULATION

    Basement renovation calls for a process of careful planning and one of the most crucial steps to take is to do proper home insulation. One of the most trusted products on the market in terms of home insulation has definitely got to be Roxul’s.

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