Everything You Need to Know About Renovating Your Basement!

Posted on: 2011-11-14


Basement renovations may sound like a simple, easy to complete a task that you can handle yourself, but in almost all cases, this isn’t true.

Why Hire Someone – I Can do This Myself, Can’t I?

Renovating a basement can be complicated by many factors, most of which revolve around function, more than aesthetics. Although you also want your new basement to look nice, it won’t do you any good if it isn’t up to code. Some of the more complicated tasks involve electric lines that have to be properly installed, plumbing pipes that need to be correctly laid out, heating and central air conditioning ducts that need to be covered and walls that need to be built and framed.

You might think of your basement as that dusty part of your house that houses your furnace, washer and dryer and, maybe, some storage space. However, that line of thinking is wrong, since your basement is also unused space that is ripe for renovating into its true, useful form.

Before embarking on a basement renovation, you need to have a plan in mind. A contractor like Troy Hrushka from Parabola can help steer you in the right direction after discussing your plans and taking measurements of your basement.

Completion Timelines & Deadlines

After the project has begun, expect it to last around 6 to 12 weeks, depending on how complicated the renovations are. A total basement re-do will take longer than simply adding a bathroom or a wall to divide the area into sections.

Trust the Pro’s at Parabola Developments

The sign of a good contractor is someone who does a majority of the work himself, rather than farm it out to underpaid temporary workers. Troy Hrushka from Parabola does 80% of renovation work with his own two hands, a sign of quality.

If you’re ready for your next home renovation, contact Parabola Developments!