Raise high the basement beams
By JUDITH KNELMAN
Friday, October 29, 2004 Updated at 1:00 PM EST
Special to The Globe and Mail.
The redone basement will accommodate a bedroom, bathroom and family room.
The Tomlinson crew is working now on a 12-foot extension to the kitchen at the back of the house.
She's pleased with the cost. Average new construction costs run at about $175 a square foot. She's acquired 660 square feet of newly usable space for about half that. Lifting the house cost $28,000, about the same as it would have cost to dig the basement deeper. Refinishing it will cost another $27,000.
"I'm really impressed with what they've done," she says. "I've got a whole new floor with lots of sunshine. I'd recommend this procedure to anyone who needs more space."
Except #2 from the article in the Globe & Mail.