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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.

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

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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!

Adele Orsini

by Adele Orsini Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance

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 …

Charles Gosselin

by Charles Gosselin Content Manager | RenoAssistance

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 …

Lucia Di Sclafani

by Lucia Di Sclafani Content Manager | RenoAssistance

Basement Trends: The Top 10 Trends for 2020

Knowing the 2020 basement trends is ideal whether you plan on fully renovating your basement or simply want to give it a quick new look. Our experts have put together the …

Julie Calce

by Julie Calce Content Writer | RenoAssistance

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 …

Karine Gazeryan

by Karine Gazeryan Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance

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 …

Julie Calce

by Julie Calce Content Writer | RenoAssistance

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 …

Suzanne Surette

by Suzanne Surette Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance

What does a Basement Renovation Cost in 2020? 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 per square …

Adele Orsini

by Adele Orsini Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance

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 …

Marilena Tricarico

by Marilena Tricarico Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance

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 …

Jonathan Lecault

by Jonathan Lecault Renovation Advisor| RenoAssistance

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 …

Paul Begin

by Paul Begin VP | RenoAssistance

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 …

Charles Gosselin

by Charles Gosselin Content Manager | RenoAssistance

Top 10 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 …