What Is The Purpose Of Basement Renovation?

There is a growing fad within the neighborhoods of Canada and that of the United States on homes that have been constructed with a basement space that is used mainly as a utility room where many of the homes utility equipment and utility hookups are installed.  The fad is to actually reclaim most of the basement space and develop it into a more desirable space that members of the household will have great use for.  The renovation process necessitates the removal, relocation, and reinstallation of all the homes utility stuff that are found in the basement area.

More often than not, the basement area is a space inside the home that is not being fully utilized.  Although the basement may be considered as functional due to the piping in and out of the home’s utility stuff, still it is a space that is not household friendly.  However, through procedures like basement renovations, the household will be able to have full use of the basement area and benefit from the increased living space of the home.  This is actually the main purpose of basement renovation and why many are catching on the fad as the work can be considered as truly beneficial for the household.

Zbranek-exteriorWhen you develop your basement area, aside from just being able to increase the living space of your home, having a developed basement space that is actually a very desirable one also helps in greatly increasing the value of the property.  With a developed basement space, you can easily convert the area into something you more of fancy, say a home theater room, a home office, a man cave, a gaming room, additional bedrooms, and many more potential possibility for development.  What you want and what you develop the basement space into is all a matter of imagination.

Basement renovation is not a simple undertaking as it requires the professional services of renovation contractors to help you accomplish the renovation job.  Basement renovation work is actually a sensitive one that it even requires a special permit from the city engineering department to be able to continue with any type of renovation work on the basement area. The thing is that when it comes to basement renovation work, you can safely say that not everyone will be as good as others.   For this reason, it is crucial that you choose and handpick your contractor carefully.…

Farmville And Diabetes

Quite recently, André was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This has had a major impact on our lives. André spends his time reading food labels in search of information on total carbohydrates and he is much more careful about what he eats and drinks (I’ve never seen him eat so much salad). Meanwhile, I spend my time quizzing him on what he’s eating, what he’s allowed to eat, what his glucose level is, as well as reminding him to take his pills.

I was thinking about my role as supporter and cheerleader and started comparing it to the Facebook game Farmville. If you’ve never played Farmville, this little video might help you understand what it is. Or maybe not. Basically, you have a farm where you can plant crops which come to maturity after a variable number of hours, or raise animals and collect various items from said animals. As well, and of interest here, you can have neighbours (your FB friends) and go help them on their farms by chasing away animals, picking up leaves, or even fertilize their crops.

I am still not sure that I want to build games for the sick, but I would like to build apps to help people manage their illnesses. And when we do build these kinds of apps, we should take into account the rest of the family, who also have their roles to play.…


don’t know about you, but I love animated gifs. But since this blog is supposed to be my professional blog, I’ve started a parallel Tumblr one which is just for fun: Being a stranger in Italy.

Also, it gives me an excuse to try out Tumblr.

The plan is just to put up silly images, so don’t expect anything profound.…