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Basement renovations are popular and cost-effective. They also provide an opportunity to create something new – from home theatres to apartment rentals, the sky’s the limit! Reclaim the extra floor space and transform it into something that friends, family, and even future tenants can enjoy.

Browse our articles to find the latest basement trends, renovation costs, and so much more. And, if you’re looking for inspiration, check out our basement projects, completed by our 53-point Verified Contractors.

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The Complete Guide to Finishing a Basement

Finishing a basement isn’t always easy. Your makeshift junk room must be emptied, renovation costs can increase rapidly, and your once beloved neon orange shag carpet may not be the ...

Published on:
June 1, 2022
28 min read
Isabelle Pronovost
Writer
The Complete Guide to Finishing a Basement
The Ins and Outs of Legal Basement Apartments
Published on:
September 20, 2021
7 min read
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, ...

Scott Nordlund
Writer
Basement Rental Tax Deductions: How to Save While Avoiding an Audit
Published on:
August 26, 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
Published on:
August 4, 2021
6 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! There ...

Charles Gosselin
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
Basement Trends: The Top 10 Trends for 2022
Published on:
January 30, 2021
6 min read
Basement Trends: The Top 10 Trends for 2022

Outdated trends  Basement trends can be summarized as light colours, wooden elements, and space optimization, with the ultimate goal being to transform it into a number of well-defined spaces each ...

Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Expert & Interior Designer | RenoAssistance
What does a Basement Renovation Cost in 2022? Toronto & Montreal
Published on:
January 2, 2021
6 min read
What does a Basement Renovation Cost in 2022? Toronto & Montreal

Basement renovations are often the most cost-effective way to add more casual living space for your family because you can use the existing foundation and structure, and the overall cost ...

Suzanne Surette
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Basement Waterproofing: 11 Tips Every Homeowner Should Know
Published on:
August 31, 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 ...

Adele Orsini
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Soundproofing the Ceiling of a Basement
Published on:
May 26, 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
Published on:
April 1, 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
Published on:
February 27, 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
Published on:
January 31, 2020
7 min read
Basement Conversion: Short-Term vs Long-Term Rental

With the prices of houses being more than 3 times higher now than they were in 2000, more and more homeowners in the Greater Toronto Area are looking to turn their ...

Julie Calce
Content Writer | RenoAssistance
Crawl Space Humidity: Preventing & Eliminating It
Published on:
April 11, 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 ...

Adele Orsini
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Basement Humidity: Why It Happens and What to Do
Published on:
March 4, 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 Expert & Interior Designer | RenoAssistance
Some Tips for Renovating Your Basement
Published on:
November 28, 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
Published on:
November 19, 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 legal rental apartment might seem like quite the feat. Well, it is. But don’t worry, we’ve covered ...

Paul Begin
VP | RenoAssistance