Turn your unfinished basement into beautiful, functional living space. Framing basement walls and ceilings is the core of any basement finishing project and BSB Basement will provide this service with few advises on how to insulate and frame the walls and ceilings, build soffits, frame partition walls and frame around obstructions.
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!
SBS Basement offers electrical services provided by a certified, professional home electrician will 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. SBS Basement provides 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. Our residential electrician is ready to suggest certain upgrades to keep your home illuminated. From adding new circuits to updating the panel in its entirety, basement electrical wiring is best left to the professionals so that you can enjoy the space without any 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
- TV mounting
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. SBS Basement recommends 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. This plumbing will cost extra, of course. But if you’re already planning on a basement bathroom, the extra cost for a small barkeep’s sink will be negligible.
SBS Basement offers the service of drywall which are panels made of calcium sulfate dihydrate (gypsum) with or without additives and normally pressed between a facer and a backer (typically thick sheets of paper). It is used to make interior walls and ceilings. The plaster is mixed with fiber, plasticizer, foaming agent, and various additives that can decrease mildew, increase fire resistance, and lower water absorption. Drywall construction became prevalent in North America as a speedier alternative to traditional lath and plaster.
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 is better you leave this work to professional painters and SBS Basement will tell you why:
– Most of the walls in a basement haven’t been painted before so they will need several coats to look nice and accurate.
– Sometimes, you would need to prepare the surface, that means you must scrape, sand, patch, and fill imperfections like holes, crack, dent, and others. This is the most important part of a painting.
– Priming walls and ceilings are mandatory when you’re painting a new drywall.
-SBS Basement painters will often tint the primer toward the finished color by mixing a small amount of topcoat paint into the primer.
-And finally, we will take care of cleaning and remove all debris after painting.
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.
Tile wall coverings, hearkening back to the days of ancient Rome, fit into this category. 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, not the outside. 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, and there are many fine examples of frescoes and artwork on ceilings especially in religious buildings. In the market are different options of ceiling 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.
SBS Basement offers the floor covering service which is based on the installation of any finish material applied over a floor structure to provide the walking surface. 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):
Vinyl flooring has come a long way over the last 20 years. Great improvements in the manufacturing process and the finishes available in Canada have created more modern options for today’s flooring consumer. 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. Plank vinyl seeks to replicate this but in a cheaper, self-install form. 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, plus it is relatively easy to install!
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 is a soft floor covering made of bound carpet fibers or stapled fibers. Carpeting refers to wall-to-wall coverage, whereas a rug is simply used to cover a space. This type of flooring is typically used indoors and can be used in both high and low traffic areas. It 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.