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Basement Renovation Tips

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Posted by: from Dieppe
7/15/2022 at 8:52:10 AM

What are some valuable tips for designing a basement renovation?

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Date/Time7/16/2022 at 4:36:56 PM

For self or rental?? totally different requirements...first you design space, if no plumbing stubs keep bath close to existing stack, base the various room walls on location of beams as you can bury them and any pipes then easier, bedroom windows need to meet egress if pulling a permit. bathroom will need a exhaust fan, electrical needs at least room for 5 more circuits otherwise you need a "sub-panel", we now need arc fault breakers in bedrooms etc, smoke/gas detector installed. Plan and organize all this 1st. If its a rental you have "greater compliance requirements" & need to 1st apply for a "development permit"...then once you know what you are doing and allowed to do, you call a contractor to quote, otherwise you are incomplete in information and just wasting both your time. Some Contractors, myself included will also be willing to plan it out for you on the spot but its easier if you have some ideas? The contractor can get all other permits needed. A basic basement development for personal use will run a min. of $40,000 and up...a secondary suite at least $60K and up

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