How it works
Describe Your Project
Answer a few quick questions about your renovation and an experienced Renovation Advisors will get back to you.
Get Connected With Verified Contractors
Our Perfect Match tool will find you up to three contractors verified through our exclusive 53-point Verification Process.
Choose Your Best Contractor
Review competing bids and select the best contractor to get started, knowing we are there for you throughout your project.
What Determines the Cost of a Basement Renovation?
Many factors affect the cost of a basement reno, such as
- The size of your space
- The materials you choose
- The layout you require
You can find yourself paying anywhere between $30,000 for low-budget projects and $90,000+ for high-end basements
Your Personal Assistant
A dedicated Renovation Advisor is assigned to your basement project. Your Advisor will be there to schedule appointments, help you understand quotes, provide you with a Verification Report for each contractor, and support you until your renovation is complete.
“I believe the basement is the most important floor in the house. It can be functional and fun. Let me show you how.”
Basement Trends 2023
A new era of fireplaces
If you’re looking to create a soft and cozy space, then an electric fireplace is just what you need. You get the warmth of a traditional fireplace without the soot or smoke. For some extra elegance, grab a two-sided model so that you can enjoy the flames in more than one room!
Soothing dark palettes
Dare to use darker colours! This year, we’re creating calm and relaxing at-home getaways using deep blues, greens, and greys. Sprinkle them into your palette for comfortable and inviting basement décor.
Often used as a multi-purpose area, the basement is the perfect place to incorporate elegant room dividers. They come in a wide variety of materials, so you can mix and match to achieve your desired style while creating functional spaces!
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“We received excellent assistance with work for which we didn’t know any contractors; it was reassuring and helpful.”
“I’m very happy with the service I received from Tristan Allard. He found a great contractor for my renovation project and the results are spectacular. Thank you.”
“Five-star service from Marilène Patenaude.”
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“Fast, efficient, and reliable service.”
“I would like to thank Adèle Orsini for her support during the work that was done on my first home. It made me feel confident and I won’t hesitate to do business with RenoAssistance again!”
“Very satisfied with the contractor that was recommended to us. The quality of the work is outstanding.”
“We appreciated the speed of service and the quality of the contractors presented. The follow-up was thorough and courteous. We’re glad we trusted RenoAssistance – highly recommended.”
“Dealing with Guylaine Beauchemin is amazing. She’s very patient and professional and always gives the best recommendations. She’s also very quick to follow up. I would recommend her to any of my family or friends. Thank you, Guylaine!”
Best Basement Contractors
We want your basement renovation to run smoothly, which is why we only work with highly qualified professionals.
At RenoAssistance, all of our contractors are thoroughly vetted through our exclusive 53-point Verification Process.
Our goal is to provide you with a successful renovation from start to finish. We will have up to three contractors bid on your project to ensure you are getting the best value. We will also provide you with a Verification Report for each contractor, so you can relax knowing your project is in good hands.
What a basement contractor can assist you with
- Rough-ins: plumbing and electrical
- Closing up: gypsum and ceramic
- Installing the vanity, cupboards, and other furnishings
- Finishing touches
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15 questions you need answered before choosing a renovation contractor
What you will find in this guide:
- Questions to ask yourself before getting in touch with a contractor
- 15 questions to ask before hiring a contractor
- To-do checklist
- Advices and cautions
Frequently asked questions
Does a closed room in the basement need to have a window? If so, what should the dimensions be?
It is now mandatory to have a window large enough to serve as an emergency exit in any closed room in the basement. The minimum dimensions required are 52 x 30 inches.
Do I need a subfloor in my basement?
If your floor (concrete slab) is level, you may not need to add a subfloor, but keep in mind that your floor will always be cold. The main purpose of a subfloor is to ensure that your floor is level and to make it warmer.
How do I go about making a separate entrance for a basement?
This calls for plans and an engineer. You’ll also need to check with the city to find out if it’s permitted and specify the reason for wanting an additional entry. Then you’ll have to dig, create formwork, pour the concrete, and make the new opening in the existing foundation.
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