As is the case with many young families, affordable housing is hard to find in the Greater Toronto Area. In order to accommodate their son’s young family, this couple wanted to finish their basement as a home for them. This basement is different from another 2 bedroom basement featured because it was framed with steel studs completely!
See how this basement which was a sketch for many years, finally became a reality.
Because it is a basement, natural light was an issue, along with safety. To address both concerns two of the windows were cut deeper to allow more light, and windows were fitted that would allow escape in case of a fire. Then all the metal framing members and drywall were delivered by the supplier straight into the basement apartment space.
The perimeter walls were insulated and metal stud framing was installed to provide the following rooms; master bedroom with a double closet, 2nd bedroom with a single closet, living room, three piece bathroom, eat-in kitchen, coat closet, laundry closet, pantry, storage and furnace room. Then plumbing and electrical were roughed in. Since it was an extension of the family home then only the ceilings of the bedrooms were sound insulated. Central vacuum piping was needed as the rough in was not completed by the builder. Then came drywall and taping. Doors and trims were installed.
The home owners took on the painting in order to save some money and a relative did the flooring and baseboards. Our Kitchen supplier did the cabinets and suggested a counter for the eat-in kitchen.
The son was able to move in with his wife and infant son, and they have been enjoying the space for some years now. This family has used us again for other projects since then and have referred us to family and friends. A fine testament to our professionalism as a renovation contractor.