Basement

Finishing your basement is, without a doubt, a popular and cost-effective renovation. It allows the whole family to enjoy the daily benefits of having an additional functional floor. The reasons for the renovation of a basement are numerous; the desire to have an entertainment room, a storage space, a wine cellar, a home theatre, a bar area or even a home office.

Since good planning is the key to the success of any renovation, there are several things to consider before you get started, such as basement insulation, adding or not adding a bathroom, the type of ceiling desired, etc. To better prepare your project, we invite you to continue reading on our blog.

Need inspiration and a realistic price idea for your basement project?

Take a look at basement ideas on our Reno-Inspiration page!

Ready to meet with contractors or receive quotes?

Trust us to select the best 360° Verified Contractors to start this great adventure on the right foot. Our Renovation Advisors will guide you through the steps necessary for a successful basement finishing. To get started, simply fill out the form on our Basement Renovation page & we’ll get you in touch with top basement contractors! It’s free of charge, without obligations!

The Ins and Outs of Legal Basement Apartments

If you’ve been paying attention to real estate news over the last few years, you know that one of the hottest markets is the rental market. From bachelor pads to 2-bedroom apartments, the ...

Published on:
20 September 2021
7 min read
Scott Nordlund
Writer
The Ins and Outs of Legal Basement Apartments
Basement Rental Tax Deductions: How to Save While Avoiding an Audit
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26 August 2021
7 min read
Basement Rental Tax Deductions: How to Save While Avoiding an Audit

Taxes are part of owning a property. The roads, sidewalks, and other local amenities have to be paid for somehow and most municipalities rely on property owners to foot the bill. But what if there was a way ...

Anthony Granziol
Writer
Top 11 Basement Renovation Ideas
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4 August 2021
8 min read
Top 11 Basement Renovation Ideas

When someone brings up basements, you might instinctively think about storage space or a part of your home that is mostly neglected. This space can have thousands of features! The basement ...

Charles Gosselin
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
Basement Trends: The Top 10 Trends for 2021
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30 January 2021
4 min read
Basement Trends: The Top 10 Trends for 2021

Making the most out of every room in your house should be at the top of your list when considering home renovations. Optimizing the space can make an enormous difference in your everyday life. So how about we take a look at how ...

Lucia Di Sclafani
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
What does a Basement Renovation Cost in 2021? Toronto & Montreal
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2 January 2021
6 min read
What does a Basement Renovation Cost in 2021? Toronto & Montreal

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Suzanne Surette
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Basement Waterproofing: 11 Tips Every Homeowner Should Know
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31 August 2020
6 min read
Basement Waterproofing: 11 Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Whether you use your basement for storage, living, or anything else, keeping your belongings safe is a consideration for any homeowner. Basements are unfortunately prone to flooding and moisture problems since ...

Adele Orsini
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Soundproofing the Ceiling of a Basement
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26 May 2020
5 min read
Soundproofing the Ceiling of a Basement

In a perfect world, you wouldn’t hear any sounds coming from the basement – not the sound of your teenager watching action movies at max volume, not the sound of the ...

Charles Gosselin
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
How To Renovate Your Home Theatre For The Perfect Movie Night
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1 April 2020
5 min read
How To Renovate Your Home Theatre For The Perfect Movie Night

Staying in has never been so simple! With so many great films on streaming services out there, it's the perfect time to create the ultimate home theatre. To get you inspired ...

Julie Calce
Content Writer | RenoAssistance
10 Cost-Saving Tips For Your Basement Renovation
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27 February 2020
7 min read
10 Cost-Saving Tips For Your Basement Renovation

Whether you’re finishing your basement or remodeling your current one, the costs can quickly add up. It’s important to know what how to stay on budget, and where to invest your ...

Karine Gazeryan
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Basement Conversion: Short-Term vs Long-Term Rental
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31 January 2020
7 min read
Basement Conversion: Short-Term vs Long-Term Rental

With the prices of houses costing more than 3 times today than they did in 2000, more and more homeowners in the Greater Toronto Area are looking to turn their homes ...

Julie Calce
Content Writer | RenoAssistance
Crawl Space Humidity: Preventing & Eliminating It
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11 April 2019
8 min read
Crawl Space Humidity: Preventing & Eliminating It

Let's get one thing straight: crawl spaces are not the greatest of mankind's inventions; they shouldn't exist anymore. The space is both uninviting and wet, and, can leave you with a ton ...

Adele Orsini
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Basement Humidity: Why It Happens and What to Do
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4 March 2019
8 min read
Basement Humidity: Why It Happens and What to Do

How do you know if you have a problem with humidity in your basement? Touch, look and smell. Feeling or smelling moisture when going down to the basement or seeing some ...

Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Some Tips for Renovating Your Basement
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28 November 2018
5 min read
Some Tips for Renovating Your Basement

Now that you’ve looked through our article, 10 Basement Renovation Ideas, we hope you’ve starting dreaming about what you want for your basement renovation. Because guess what? It’s time to plan your ...

Jonathan Lecault
Renovation Advisor| RenoAssistance
Converting Your Basement into a Rental Apartment | What to Consider
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19 November 2018
5 min read
Converting Your Basement into a Rental Apartment | What to Consider

How to convert your basement into a rental apartment Converting your basement into a rental apartment might seem like quite the feat. Well, it is. But, don’t worry, we’ve covered ...

Paul Begin
VP | RenoAssistance