The Niagara Region, especially our home here in Niagara-on-the-Lake, is home to unique soil conditions, climate, and of course: wine country. When building and renovating in Niagara, it's important to take these factors into account to create spaces that will last the test of time and help you to get the most out of our local environment.
With Niagara being one of the warmest parts of Ontario, considering basement conditions is crucial for enjoying a home. If you want to build a home theatre or playrooms and bedrooms: a raised basement can make your basement feel less restrictive and more welcoming. Raised basements allow for additional lighting, larger windows, and improved temperatures. When renovating, especially with many older homes, raising your basement requires underpinning. It sounds big and scary, but underpinning is a common practice to effectively raise basements and create improved living spaces. For new builds, we plan the basement & foundation height accordingly from step one.
OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES
We have a full post about some of our favourite outdoor projects for Niagara living for you to check out. Creating a space in your back (or front) yard that allows you to experience the enjoyable temperatures and lake breeze anywhere from Grimsby to Niagara Falls is nothing but fun! These projects create a way to have fun outdoors while also bringing additional value to your home if you choose to sell in the future.
We couldn't talk about renovations in Niagara without mentioning wine cellars! If you look at some of our completed reno projects, you'll notice that wine is a great way to add personality to your home. Building basement wine cellars and including built-in wine fridges in your kitchen renovation projects make your preferred wine varietals fit with your home.
LARGE WINDOWS & LAKEFRONT VIEWS
With Niagara being located on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and with different water features available, it makes our job easy when it comes to creating beautiful views for the homes we work on. Using large, spacious windows allows for natural light and stunning views of the beautiful nature that surrounds us here.
When you're ready to work with a builder and renovator that knows Niagara, look no further than J&S Construction. Contact us to start your project today!
Insights from the front lines, J&S is here to help make your projects run smoothly as both a resource a construction company.