Turn your unfinished basement into beautiful, functional living space. Framing basement walls and ceilings is the foundation of any basement project. We also insulate and frame the walls and ceilings, build soffits, and frame partition walls.
If you are wondering how to increase the value of your home, the answer may be sitting right under your house. Basement renovation projects can drastically increase the value of any home, and basement framing is one of the most important aspects of every basement renovation project. Contact us for more details!
We offer electrical services provided by a certified, professional home electrician to ensure your home remains completely safe, secure and fully insured.
Your basement has a lot more to offer than just a storage space or room for the laundry system. We provide different ideas which can give more value to your basement, for example, saunas, home gyms, bar entertainment and game rooms. All of these concepts require safe electricity. From adding new circuits to updating the panel in its entirety, electrical wiring is best left to the professionals so that you can enjoy the space without worries.
If you’re wondering about certain accessories that might accent your new space, take a look at these suggestions, including:
- Electric fireplaces
- Heated floors
- Baseboard heating
- Fire and smoke detection
Standard aboveground bathroom plumbing relies on gravity to drain away sewage and wastewater. Gravity provides a push, known as “fall” or “slope,” that moves waste down the pipes. We recommend that in a basement bathroom, there must be enough of a fall to drain the toilet, sink, and tub or shower.
Planning a basement bar can be summarized in four words: Think about a sink. There’s no doubt that a “wet” bar affords much more convenience than a bar without a sink.
Drywall construction became prevalent in North America as a speedier alternative to traditional lath and plaster. Drywall is the most common wall material in the city and the country!
MUD AND TAPING
Joint compound (also known as drywall compound or Mastic) is a white powder of primarily gypsum dust mixed with water to form a mud the consistency of cake frosting, which is used with paper or fiber joint tape to seal joints between sheets of drywall to create a seamless base for paint on interior walls. It is often referred to simply as mud or as joint cement.
Interior painting is by far the most popular do-it-yourself home improvement activity, however, when you are developing a basement, leave this work to professional painters!
Most of the walls in a basement haven’t been painted and need several coats of paint which in many cases also need scraping, sanding, patching, and filling imperfections like holes, cracks, and dents. Not to mention priming the walls and ceilings. Let us get our hands dirty instead.
Most walls get the usual covering treatment: flat, eggshell, or semi-gloss interior paint. And that’s a great thing. You can’t go wrong with a nice coat of interior paint. But what if you’re interested in wall covering ideas besides the obvious? Here you will find some creative ways to cover your wall.
One way to really make your walls pop with excitement is to cover them with tile from floor to ceiling. But consider carefully which wall you will want to use. As noted earlier, wall coverings with a high degree of visual interest should be limited to one wall installations. Even if you don’t mind the visual overload, you’ll find that multiple walls covered with tile make your room sound hollow. So, unless you want your dining room to echo like a locker room, limit it to one wall.
2. Manufacturer Stone Veneer
Manmade stone on the inside of your house. Manufactured stone veneer, though technically not stone, is so similar to stone that one hesitates to call it “faux.” It is composed of Portland cement, aggregates, and iron oxides. As such, it has much (but not all) of the heft and durability of real stone.The three major veneer stone manufacturers are El Dorado, Cultured Stone, and Coronado Stone.
3. Wood Wall Paneling
Gorgeous exotic wood panels. Wood paneling has finally come of age. For one, today’s wood panels are real wood–ebony, teak, Macassar, rosewood, oak, or other exotics–not plastic film atop particle board. For another, they are sized smaller and current fashion is to mount them grain-horizontal.
Ceilings can be decorated to taste, with different options such as acoustical and non acoustical tiles, grid covers, grid kits, and classic.
Types of Ceilings which SBS Basement installs:
1. Popcorn Ceiling:
This type of ceiling also known as a cottage cheese ceiling, a stucco ceiling or formally an acoustic ceiling, is a term for a spray-on or paint-on ceiling treatment. It was the standard for bedroom and residential hallway ceilings for its bright, white appearance, ability to hide imperfections, and acoustical characteristics.
2. Knockdown Ceiling:
Knockdown Texture is a drywall finishing style. It is a mottled texture, more intense than a simple flat finish, but less intense than orange peel, or popcorn, texture. Knockdown texture is created by watering down joint compound to a soupy consistency. A trowel is then used to apply the joint compound. The joint compound will begin to form stalactites as it dries. The trowel is then run over the surface of the drywall, knocking off the stalactites and leaving the mottled finish.
3. Flat Ceiling:
It is the ceiling without textures. This type of ceiling is painted and looks like a higher space. It is a little bit more expensive than popcorn and knockdown, however the final effect is clean and elegant.
The choice of material for floor covering is affected by factors such as cost, endurance, noise insulation, comfort and cleaning effort. Some types of flooring must not be installed below grade, including laminate and hardwood due to potential damage from moisture.
Types of Flooring
Tile flooring is manufactured from a variety of materials such as clay, stone, metal, terrazzo, and quartz. Each type of tile flooring has its own defining characteristics. Generally speaking, the two most commonly used types of tile flooring are ceramic and natural stone. The most used tiles are ceramic tiles, porcelain and non-porcelain tiles, and natural stone tiles.
2. Vinyl Plank (waterproof):
The benefits of vinyl include affordability, more warmth underfoot compared to tile, quick installation, superior performance in moisture-prone areas, and it’s also available in wide selection of colors and patterns.
Plank vinyl flooring has skyrocketed in popularity recently. First, plank wood flooring–the natural stuff grown on trees–has itself become so popular. Second, resilient flooring manufacturers have greatly improved the look and feel of vinyl plank, converting buyers who previously would have laughed at the idea of buying resilient material.
Laminate flooring primarily replicates the look and feel of hardwood flooring. From modern greys or light oaks to darker cherries and brown mahoganies, there are numerous widths, lengths, textures, finishes, and colors to choose from!
When it comes to adding warmth and elegance, bringing nature into your house, solid hardwood and engineered hardwood have been around the longest as one of the most desired types of flooring for new homes.
Carpet typically lasts for 10-15 years before it needs to be replaced. The quality of a carpet is usually measured in face weight, or how many fibers there are per square inch. The higher the face weight the plusher a carpet will feel. Carpets come in a variety of materials including wool, nylon, olefin, and polyester.