Aug 14 2017
We just moved into our side split home (1965) and want to improve the rec room on the lower level for our teen son. Currently, this basement set up (7 steps down) has a rec room (18 x 11), a 2-piece bathroom (6.5 x 6.5), a laundry/furnace room (12 x 8.5), and an L-shaped hallway/office space between these rooms that is awkward and doesn't make the best use of available space. (office is 11.5 x 4 and the adjoining hallway is roughly 7 x 4.5).
We would like to expand/update the bathroom to include a shower stall and knock down the centre wall between the rec room and the L-shaped office/hall to open up new possibilities for the remaining space. On home inspection, we learned that the toilet is too close to the electrical panel -- so that will have to factor into plans. The rec room also has two entrances into the crawl space but we expect to have to block one in the reno. Finished room will include paint, carpeting, and possibly a modest build for a wall-mounted entertainment unit - but those elements do not need to be part of this project. We need someone who can tell us what we can achieve within the space (given clearances around the furnace, wiring issues, vent work, etc.) and offer up some alternative approaches.
Bathroom Specialist/Basement Specialist/Drainage Water Sewer/Plumbing Fixtures/Interior Design/Electrical Work
Well Done - It doesn't have to be gold-plated, but I am making sure it's done well!
Total square footage is approx. 420 square feet
We would like the contractor to provide the materials (for ease of transport) - in addition to bathroom fixtures and cabinetry (modest for 14-year-old, but not bottom of the line), we will need whatever materials are required to knock out a wall, reshape the bathroom, and finish ceiling and other affected areas accordingly.
rec room (18 x 11)
bathroom (6.5 x 6.5)
laundry/furnace room (12 x 8.5)
office (11.5 x 4)
hallway (7 x 4.5)
There is a raised section of flooring (shown in rec room 1 photo, with table and popcorn popper on top) which we'd like removed, but we don't know what it's hiding. Photos are full of boxes and mayhem and a gaming teen -- we want to get going on this so it's ready as early into his high school years as possible. We will clear it all out ASAP.
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