K & S Contracting specializes in foundation repair for homeowners across Saskatchewan, but they also offer general contracting services to Saskatoon and surrounding area.
In this Trusted Saskatoon Tip, K & S Contracting discusses preparing your basement for renovation.
Preparing Your Basement for Renovation
A finished basement is a great space to entertain, relax, or pursue hobbies. Turning a cold, empty, concrete basement into an enjoyable living space takes work and planning. There are a lot of design and functionality options which are up to personal choice, but there are some basic considerations to keep in mind for anyone planning a basement renovation. Before you start, take these tips into consideration for a smooth and successful Renovation.
Start with the Layout
Plan how the room(s) in the basement will be laid out. Any bedrooms must have windows for safety. Put the main socializing area in a spot with good natural light to draw people in. If you are planning on having a TV viewing room it can be in the darker area away from the windows to reduce glare.
What to Fix Before You Start Renovations
Check for moisture by taping some squares of plastic over the walls and floors. If moisture forms underneath, your basement foundation is likely not sealed. If moisture forms on top, the basement needs dehumidifying.
Small leaks in the foundation can be dealt with yourself using some concrete-patching compound. Landscaping considerations such as sloping away from the foundation and installing gutters that send the water far from the foundation will also help. Any cracks in the foundation wider than a pencil should be checked by a professional structural engineer.
Insulate any exposed water pipes with foam insulation sleeves, and insulate any exposed wiring with high-temperature grade red silicone. If you feel uncomfortable working around electrical wires, have a professional take over this part. Have a professional check the integrity of floor joists, and inspect any fuel burning equipment and the ventilation system to ensure you won’t have carbon monoxide buildup.
Now You are Ready to Start the Renovations
Now that the basement is ready to go, you can start the actual work! If you would rather not DIY a major project like a basement renovation, the Trusted Contractors at K & S Contracting are ready to help!
Their services include:
Whether you are building a new home or remodelling a single room, Kitchen & Bath Classics Saskatoon a Trusted SASKATOON BATHROOM EXPERT offer you one of the largest selections of plumbing fixtures, faucets, and accessories from quality names, displaying the latest trends and cutting-edge styles. The showroom consultants offer the best expertise in the business as they understand the building process; working with you to ensure that your project stays within budget and that the right products are delivered on time.
Trusted Saskatoon Bathroom Experts at Kitchen & Bath Classics Talk About the 5 Top Bathroom Trends of 2018
2018 has been a trendy year for bathroom design. Whether you are building your brand-new bathroom from scratch or remodelling the old one, you need to check out the top designs for 2018. Make your bathroom remodel/renovation trendy by meeting global standards for the year. Oddly enough, your bathroom can be a reflection of your personal tastes and standards. This is just one reason why you should put more thought and effort into the design. Here are the top 5 trendy designs for your bathroom in 2018:
# 1 High-Tech Smart Toilets
Just like smartphones, smartwatches, smart wrist wears and even smart cars. Why can’t there be smart toilets that are as high tech as the other listed items? This year, you can expect some of the following features in the high-tech smart toilet market:
- Seat warmers
- Automatic lid openers
- Slow close features
- Adjustable air dryers
- Built-in deodorizers
- Wireless music players
# 2 Vanity Lighting Schemes
If you think you have seen it all with unique bathroom lighting, then you have to check out this year’s astonishing vanity bathroom lighting. You will see how interaction with lighting schemes in the bathroom will impact you. Creative lighting fixtures in larger bathrooms create a luxurious feeling that can define your style. If you add some light bars and wall scones to an existing chandelier situated close to your whirlpool tub you will witness a bathroom aesthetic that is too heavenly to be true.
# 3 Underfloor Heating Systems for Master Bathroom Designs
If you are looking for a master bathroom design, you can expect to find underfloor heating systems within it. Especially living in Canada with the cold winters, your underfloor heating system will instantly warm you up. It will make the bathroom floor a “hot spot” to spend your winter days. The warmth from the flooring is a delightful feeling especially when it’s cold. Regardless of what your flooring is made of (tile, concrete, vinyl or wood), your bathroom floor can become a warm patch of heaven when temperatures drop outside. Floor heating will change your life and make your bathroom a soothing place to walk into and a delight to be in especially during the long cold Canadian winter.
# 4 Relatively Unseen Tile Shapes
There are tons of varieties of shapes, sizes and colours of tiles in the bathroom floor market. However, the 2018 trend is giving a unique twist to these types of floor and wall tiles. You are sure to see ancient flooring tiles, as well as new designs, hitting the market this year. Some of the bathroom tile shapes and sizes you will see trending in the current market include:
- Moroccan fish scales
These floor tiles will also come in various colours and textures to give your bathroom that special status you’d always envied your upscale friends for having in the homes.
# 5 Smaller Bathrooms with Efficient, Small-Scale Luxury
Smaller bathrooms are trending this year! The trend for 2018 has been to make smaller, cosier but luxurious bathroom spaces compared to past years. This makes it more efficient to use the space for interior design. Forget what you see in the magazines, the bathrooms of 2018 may be smaller, but they are crafted with a unique interior that will blow your mind away. Some of these features may include:
- Aesthetic toilet designs
- Unusual sinks
- Smaller walk-in tubs
- Unique cabinets for storage
- Wireless music technology for streaming favourite songs
At Kitchen & Bath Classics, their design Experts will assist you in making your choice for your kitchen, laundry or bar sink needs with a wide selection of product on display from Blanco.
The Trusted Saskatoon Team are delighted to welcome Wood FX Contracting to our Saskatoon directory of excellence in the Saskatoon Renovations Category!
Wood FX Contracting
Wood FX Contracting is a family run Saskatoon renovation business with over 18 years of experience. It was founded by Orville Friesen, who initially started the company doing exterior renovations and then he switched to interior renovations. The company specializes in hardwood flooring and carpentry but can tackle any interior residential renovation you might need! In 2013 Wood FX Contracting became the registered business name and it is now primarily run by Orville's son Justin Friesen, although Orville is still on site daily. The Father & son team have worked together for years providing quality workmanship to many clients and home builders!
Trusted Saskatoon Home Builders, Decora Homes Ltd. nominated Wood FX shared their experience with Wood FX Contracting:
"When it comes to hardwood, laminate, LVP or WCP install, Wood FX is a company we would recommend to anyone. We have been using their services for over 4 years now and have had nothing but great experiences with their quality of workmanship." -Rhonda Iula (Owner - Decora Homes Ltd.)
Every client that we talked throughout the Trusted verification process and survey that has worked with Wood FX Contracting had nothing but great things to say and the were given a 10/10 every time!
One thing that we loved was that they knew Justin and the family by name but not always the company name, which just shows how they are truly the faces of their business!
Another happy client from Saskatoon had this to say about their experience with Wood FX Contracting!
"I have known Justin and his family for over 10 years and they are the best installers in Saskatoon. Their family was born and raised with woodwork. They are great with their clients and ensure quality work. Any issues that arise in regards to humidity etc that might affect install they are upfront and honest about! They definitely have my trust! - Corey G. (Saskatoon)
Wood FX Contracting does all type of interior renovations from bathrooms, kitchens, flooring installation and much more... When we visited their work site we saw for ourselves the quality of workmanship they stand by!
Trusted Saskatoon welcomes the Friesen Family and Wood FX Contracting to our directory of excellence and we give them the Thumbs Up!
FineLine Developments are a Saskatoon owned and operated contracting, construction, and carpentry company. Owner’s Sven originates from Germany, which gives them an eye for European inspired designs. He specializes in custom carpentry including custom crown molding, fireplace mantel design, staircase railings, deck design, and kitchen renovations. No job is too small, or large.
FineLine Developments are a Trusted Saskatoon general contractor.
Custom Kitchen Renovations
So, you’ve decided its time to for kitchen renovations in your home? Perhaps you’re ready to remodel your kitchen and you don’t know what to do next? FineLine Developments is the Saskatoon kitchen renovations contractor for you. They do all type and sizes of kitchen renovations in Saskatoon and surrounding area and FineLine are the Saskatoon IKEA kitchen experts of choice.
Kitchen Renovations and Design
In addition, they also offer individual kitchen planning services starting at $149 that includes:
An in-home visit (for a non-refundable fee) from the project manager for up to 4 hours.
The creation of a detailed kitchen plan and 3D view drawing prepared on the IKEA Home Planner and saved to your account under your unique user profile.
Architectural detailed drawings, shop drawings, and specs will be available once they are hired for the job and the project is confirmed.
- PARTS LIST AND PRICE QUOTE
Itemized quote for IKEA kitchen products. Itemized quote for dismantling and removal of old kitchen and itemized quote for the installation of new kitchen. Contact Sven and the team today to start planning your custom IKEA Kitchen!
Planning a renovation in Saskatoon ? Trusted Saskatoon can helpThey offer a wide range of General Contracting services for all aspects of both residential and commercial renovations. Their management team will work with you to ensure that you get the services you want, within the timeframe and budget that you determine. Trusted Saskatoon Contractors are professional, reliable and skilled to transform your space into something a little more luxurious, functional or enjoyable.
Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit:
The Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit can help with the costs of improving safety and accessibility in your home. What's nice is your income doesn’t matter — seniors and their family members at all income levels are eligible!
Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit is a permanent, refundable personal income tax credit for seniors and family members who live with them. If you qualify, you can claim up to $10,000 worth of eligible home improvements on your tax return. The amount of money you get back for these expenses is calculated as 15% of the eligible expenses you claim. For example, if you spend and then claim $10,000 worth of eligible expenses, you could get $1,500 back.