Many homeowners often leave their basements unfinished or use them for storage rather than functionality.
Even though it is often overlooked the potential to make an incredible basement living space is always there. Whether you’re looking for a fun kid-friendly space, a place to entertain friends, a man cave or organized storage, RenosGroup.ca can help make all of your basement design ideas become a reality.
Upon your request we will meet with you to determine your needs and specifications. Working with you, we’ll create a design plan to ensure the proper use of space in the area to be renovated. Our contracts are written out in layman’s terms, free of industry jargon. This way you’ll be able to understand your renovation contract and be protected against hidden escape clauses.
Trusting the Professionals
Although you may want to try a basement renovation as a weekend DIY project, we do not recommend it. Some jobs are certainly meant to be done by professionals and basement renovations are one of them.
By doing the basement renovation yourself or hiring an ill-equipped team of contractors you’re putting your home and family safety at risk. Many people do not realize that a basement renovation is not just superficial, as it is quite literally the foundation of the home. A botched basement renovation can leave your home with serious damage, ultimately compromising the overall foundation and safety of the home. Although you may not be able to see the damage right away, overtime it can be noticeable.
Fire safety hazards, leak, mold and asbestos concerns are just some of the main concerns that many homeowners have when going through a basement renovation. Each of these concerns are valid as they prove a risk to both health and safety. We always follow industry set code guidelines with every renovation project we take on, and will point out any safety concerns we may come across, overall providing you with the best service possible.
Another concern many homeowners before embarking on finishing their basement is professional standards. You want to be able to trust your team of basement contractors, ensuring that they’re not wasting your time or money. It is equally important that your contractors have WSIB insurance, in case anything was to happen. It is our job to make you feel comfortable in your home, both with the renovation and trust. We will never surprise you with inflated hidden costs, or waste your time. We hope that when working with us you do trust us, as it is our job to design, plan and execute the entire renovation ensuring all aspects are covered and taken care of in a professional manner.
Creating the Perfect Basement
You may have a type of basement living space in mind; however there is a lot more to a renovation than a simple idea. The concept is the first step, and consulting a basement renovation professional is always a good idea as they can help you envision and utilize the space to the fullest.
When selecting a team of contractors you should be aware that many independent contractors simply can’t perform the quality work they advertise. Instead, they offer cheaper services, which is not usually the best option. Hiring a professional team of renovators will protect you and your home from unexpected complications. The RenosGroup.ca team of experts has the knowledge and experience to handle any situation onsite as they may arise. You won’t have to wait three days for the plumber to show up, or worry about carpenter fixing your electrical wiring.
Making us even more tempting is our online showrooms for Bathroom Products and Kitchen Products. Though we don’t sell any products these pages can help with your product selections while your in your own home. We even have our own interior designer to help you match colours and fixtures bringing out the warmth and comfort you want your home to exude. Design work does come with extra fees, but well worth it when it comes to the final look of the finished product
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of a basement renovation or finishing a basement depends on the extent of the renovation and the materials you choose. If you’re looking to renovate the basement from head to toe, you should estimate on a cost upwards of $25,000. A basement with a bathroom would cost upwards of $40,000 (Renovation Costs Explained). While some may try to tackle a basement renovation on their own, hiring an experienced renovation company will actually save you money as you won’t have to do further repairs down the road.
To renovate or finish a 700 SF basement takes anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks to complete. Adding a bathroom would take an additional 2-4 weeks
You always have the option of renovating your basement yourself, however, we advise against it. If you are lacking prior experience and are simply looking for something cost-effective, there are better alternatives, such as renovating during the low season. By hiring a professional, you avoid having to pay for any repairs or replacements in the future.
If you are renovating the full basement, the flooring and/or electrical are usually the largest expense. Discussing your budget with a renovation expert will give you a better idea of what you can afford and the steps you can take to minimize the cost.
Permits are typically required to do a basement renovation. A building permit will be needed from the City of Ottawa and an electrical permit from the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). A basic floor plan will be needed for the permit
Yes, a basic floor plan will be needed for the permit. If you don’t have an exact plan in mind of what you are looking for, we’re happy to help! Our team is more than willing to provide direction and ideas on what will suit your space best.
Absolutely! By adding square footage for the least amount of costs, a basement renovation is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home.
Like most renovations, the best time to renovate a basement is during the summer months, mainly because you can air out the dust and you're not dragging in wet slush into the job-site. With that said, there is no bad time to complete this type of renovation. If you’re looking for something more cost-effective, the winter months do tend to be cheaper.
Our service area consists of inside the city of Ottawa. Unfortunately we do not work in the outskirts of Ottawa or in Quebec side (not licensed in QC)
2 Weeks of work or $12,000 in labour is our minimum project size.