“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”
~ Winston Churchill, British statesman
Most homeowners want their finished basements to be more than just rooms with nice walls and floors. If you’re thinking of including special features such as a bathroom and kitchen, this section is for you. Want to install a root cellar, self-contained second suite, sauna or steam room? You’ll learn some of the best practice approaches coming right up in this section.
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BASEMENT BATHROOMS, SAUNAS & STEAM ROOMS: You’ll want to follow the best practice techniques for bathroom construction including the main features coming up.Continue Reading
BASEMENT COLD ROOMS & CELLARS: Modern cold rooms don’t always work well. In fact, most don’t work at all. It can be different for you.Continue Reading
BRING OUTDOOR LIGHT INTO YOUR BASEMENT: Natural light is always in short supply in basements, so you need to do all you can to maximize brightness.Continue Reading
BUILDING A SECOND SUITE: Having self-contained basement accommodation can help make homeownership more affordable for people who don’t need a full-size house.Continue Reading
HOW TO CREATE A BASEMENT KITCHEN: The internal layout of a basement kitchen matters because the relationship between counters and appliances affects your day to day life so much.Continue Reading