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How We Do It

Order out of chaos. Our process is tried and tested to walk you through your basement renovation with the appropriate pace, timing, and detail.

Bidding

Initial meeting

  • You tell us what you want to achieve in terms of:
    • Room layout
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing
    • Flooring
  • We provide best practice suggestions.
  • We measure the area and create the initial layout.
  • You agree that it’s in line with your vision.
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Proposal

  • We prepare the cost estimates for materials and labour along with a payment schedule
  • We send you the document for approval
  • You may request a meeting to ask us anything
  • You decide if you’d like to proceed
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Agreement

  • Together, we review and finalize the service agreement
  • You send us the deposit for the project
  • We create a job manual that contains the job description, stages, schedule, and other details
  • Together, we prepare and apply for a building permit with the municipality

Construction

Framing

  • Square and mark the floor for wall and door locations.
  • Build and install frames.
  • Build and install bulkheads.
  • Build framing for fireplaces, shelving , and other fixtures.
  • Install blockings around the walls and locations where fixtures need to be installed.
  • Call municipality to inspect and approve work.

Plumbing 1st stage

The work will be executed or supervised by our licensed plumber.

  • Break concrete.
  • Relocate drain and venting pipes.
  • Install water supply lines.
  • Call city to inspect and approve the job.
  • Repair and level concrete floor.

Drywall

  • Drywall is installed and taped.
  • This stage requires a sequence of mudding and sanding steps to ensure a smooth surface, free of defects.

Doors, trim and baseboards

  • Prime and paint the doors, trim, and baseboards.
  • Install doors, trim, and baseboards.

Painting

We hire professional painters to ensure high quality of work.

  • Apply primer to the ceiling and walls.
  • Apply two coats of paint to ceiling and walls, do final finishes.
  • Apply final coat of paint on doors, trim and baseboards.

Flooring

  • Install flooring as required.
  • Vinyl planks will be installed by us. For all other types of flooring, we will hire professional trades.

Plumbing 2nd stage

The work will be executed or supervised by our licensed plumber.

  • Install vanity, shower stalls, toilet, and faucets.

Final touch-ups and inspection

  • Finalize any outstanding items like fireplace, bar, touchups, etc.
  • Call municipality and schedule final inspection.
Basement Interior design

Contact Us

Collingwood

1 First St, Unit 220, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1A1

877-813-6171

Waterloo Region

392 Carson Dr, Kitchener, ON N2B 2W2

855-973-0557

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Fully insured and WSIB compliant