The standard 70’s basement: cold, dark, no insulation, low stucco ceilings, virtually no outlets and of course, faux wood panelling. This Cole Harbour basement was crying for help, and received a complete renovation. This started with demolition and addition of a new structural beam to provide an open concept, along with insulated subfloor, walls and all new electrical,. A new high-efficiency heat pump, using existing ductwork, provided welcome warmth. Visually, the space was finished with fresh colours for both walls and floors accented by bright LED pot-lights, resulting in a functional space that can be enjoyed year-round.