Dou­ble your plea­sure

A base­ment ren­o­va­tion story

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES - CON­NIE OLIVER

WHEN Sherri and her young daugh­ter Ce­leste needed a fresh start, Sherri quite ac­ci­den­tally hap­pened upon an open house that changed the di­rec­tion of their lives.

The house was in need of many up­dates but Sherri knew this was ‘her house’ and the two moved into their new home in the sum­mer of 2006.

“There was ac­tu­ally too much room and I could not imag­ine fill­ing all of the rooms,” says Sherri. “Six weeks later I met Mark who had two chil­dren of his own. We got mar­ried in the sum­mer of 2009.”

This blended fam­ily soon out­grew their home and the cou­ple de­cided to ex­plore the op­tion of hav­ing their base­ment fin­ished.

“We had called sev­eral com­pa­nies,” says Sherri “but only three ever both­ered to call back.” The com­pany they fi­nally went with was Win­nipeg-based and -owned All Cana­dian Ren­o­va­tions.

“We had seen that they had won so many awards and had pic­tures of their work on their web­site. The war­ranty is what con­vinced us,” Sherri con­tin­ued. “We needed the ex­tra space for our blended fam­ily.” The cou­ple started ren­o­va­tions in March 2009.

This base­ment reno won Gold in the base­ment de­vel­op­ment com­pe­ti­tion at the Man­i­toba Home Builders’ As­so­ci­a­tion’s Ren­o­va­tion of the Year con­test.

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