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Types of Additions

Basement Addition

A basement addition, also called a basement renovation

A basement addition, also called a basement renovation, is the process of adding one or more levels of livable space to a home by excavating into the natural soil below the structure and then framing in and finishing the new level. Basement additions can provide valuable extra living space for a growing family or for use as a home office, recreation room, or bedroom suite. They can also be an economical way to increase the value of your home.

Considerations For A Basement Addition

More living space

One of the primary reasons to add a basement to your home is to create more living space. If your family is growing or you simply want more room to spread out, a basement can provide you with the additional space you need. Additionally, a basement can be used for a variety of purposes, such as a playroom, home office, or exercise room.

Increase the value of your home

Another reason to add a basement to your home is that it can increase the value of your property. A well-designed and finished basement can make your home more attractive to potential buyers and help you to get more money for your property.

Save money on heating and cooling costs

Adding a basement to your home can also help you to save money on heating and cooling costs. Because basements are typically cooler than the rest of the house in the summer and warmer in the winter, they can act as natural temperature regulators for your home. This can help you to keep your energy bills down and reduce your carbon footprint.

Add an extra bathroom

If you have a large family or frequently entertain guests, you may find that an extra bathroom would be useful. A basement bathroom can be a great addition to any home, as it can help reduce traffic in the main living areas of your house and give everyone their own space to get ready in the morning.

Create a private retreat

If you want to create a private retreat away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, a basement can be the perfect solution. Whether you want to add a home theater, game room, or simply somewhere to relax, a basement can provide you with the extra space you need.

Provide additional storage space

If you find yourself running out of storage space in your home, a basement can provide you with the additional storage you need. Basements are typically larger than other rooms in the house, which means that they can accommodate larger items such as holiday decorations, seasonal clothing, or sports equipment. Additionally, adding shelves or cabinets to your basement can help you to organize your belongings and keep them out of sight when they’re not needed.

In Ottawa, obtaining a building permit is a crucial step when planning a new addition to your home. A building permit ensures that the proposed construction meets the necessary building codes and safety standards, as well as adheres to local zoning bylaws. Magnolia Construction will help you apply for a building permit for your Basement addition. We will submit detailed plans and specifications of the proposed addition to the City of Ottawa’s Building Services department.