Over this past winter one of my projects was to help redesign a basement into an apartment for the local real-estate investor Sylvie Deneault.
Spécialiste des Investissements Immobilier/
Real Estate Investments Specialist
This is a property in La Peche. The basement has a separate entrance, great windows, two bedrooms and a bath. All it needed was a revamp of the mechanical room that serviced the whole house and kitchen.
Here is the old layout:
Here what we see is the “living” space sketched out with the existing mechanical room right in the middle marked out by a dashed line. The goal is to reorganize the mechanical room to give room for a kitchen.
Here is the new layout:
Here we pushed everything to the back wall. Without a window we were able to use the back wall and keep things as close as possible to the original location. We created a kitchen along the wall with an island in front. The old laundry room was opened up and is bright. The wall also created the opportunity to create a small closet close to the front door. Not seen in these drawings are the existing bathroom and 2 bedrooms
Here are the SketchUp plans for the space:
Here are the photos of the final product:
I always like it when clients send me after photos. In many cases such as this one, I give the client the drawings and they go off, hire their own contractor, and build the project. I don’t always get the chance to see the “after” product.
If you have any questions about real-estate investing in this area, call Sylvie. It was so interesting chatting with her and learning all about residential real-estate investing in this area.