“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
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
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
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
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
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