How to Add a Bar to Your Basement
For as long as basements have existed, people have been drinking in them. But what makes the difference between an unrefined weeknight bottom-shelf tequila bender and a sophisticated socialite’s respectable evening cocktail? Many would say it’s all about the setting, which is why the best way to elevate your subterranean drinking experience is to add…Read More
Does my Portland Home need a Seismic Retrofit?
You’ve probably heard that the Portland metro area is at high risk for earthquakes. But did you know that in spite of this, not every home in Portland is built to withstand a major seismic event? If you’re concerned that your home may be at risk during an earthquake, don’t panic. A seismic retrofit can…Read More
How to Waterproof Your Basement
Whether used for storage or living space, a basement can be a useful feature to any home. However, due to being located below ground, they can also be prone to water intrusion. For this reason, it’s a good idea to waterproof your basement and keep your home safe from water damage. As one of Oregon’s…Read More
How and why to add an egress window to your basement
You want to have your basement legally designated as a living space, but to do that, fire safety code requires that you have means of egress in specific areas. Fortunately, adding an egress window or door to an existing basement is a simple and relatively common project. Our team at Lamont Bros. has worked with…Read More
How to convert a crawl space into a basement
If you have a crawl space under your house, it’s possible to convert it into additional square footage for you to live in. Sound complicated? It doesn’t need to be with a detailed design plan and the right team at your side. But the question remains: How do you convert a crawl space into a…Read More
Can I raise the ceiling height in my basement? Yes. Here’s how.
You’ve found yourself wanting to raise the height of your basement ceiling. Perhaps it’s because the current ceiling height is too low to do anything useful with the space. Or maybe, the basement is the only place where you can viably add square footage to your home. For whatever reason, you now find yourself faced…Read More