New walls, drains, doors, and more
With new dividing walls, the homeowner will be able to create spaces for a bathroom, mechanical room, storage room, laundry room, as well as a play space, which was designed to also be a livable bedroom. Although the basement was originally not suitable for multiple rooms to be made, with the help of a structural engineer, the homeowner was able to remove posts and replace it with a beam that would establish an open space with room for new walls.
In addition to these changes, the homeowner has also chosen to install a new staircase that would replace the rough construction stairs that were in place before. So with better protection against water infiltration and more room for comfort, this Montreal basement is on its way to becoming a new part of the home’s usable space.