Conversion Projects

Want to earn income by creating a rental space in your home? Looking to convert a duplex into a single family home? Our Renovation Advisors and Verified Contractors can help.

How it works

Describe Your Project

Answer a few quick questions about your renovation and an experienced Renovation Advisor 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.

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Our Conversion Projects

Get inspired! Look through what others have done with our help to understand what may be possible for you and your home.

What Determines the Cost of a Conversion?

Many factors affect the cost of a conversion, such as

  • Structural support changes
  • The materials and finishing required
  • The size of the home

You can find yourself paying anywhere from $45,000 for low-budget projects to $65,000+ for large conversions

Why people trust us

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the average contractor rating by our clients
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months to complete a typical conversion
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Verified Contractors competing for your project

Your Personal Assistant

A dedicated Renovation Advisor is assigned to your conversion 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.

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“Conversion projects can be tricky. There are a lot of things to consider, including structural changes and municipal by-laws. Let me help.”

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The RenoAssistance Guarantee is an additional warranty offered at no charge for any customer undertaking their renovation project with us.*

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Best Conversion Contractors

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We want your conversion project 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 conversion contractor can assist you with

  • Design
  • Demolition
  • Structural changes
  • Rough-ins: plumbing and electrical
  • Closing up: gypsum and ceramic
  • Finishing touches
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Our Renovation Guide

What you will learn from the guide:

  • Important questions to ask your contractor
  • How to reduce your risk
  • How to save time and money
  • And more answers to your questions!

Frequently asked questions

Is constructing a basement apartment a good investment?

While the cost of converting a basement into housing can be considerable, with the tenant’s monthly payments the investment will pay off in the long run and generate supplemental income.

What steps are required for the conversion of a multiplex building?

You must first obtain the necessary agreements from your municipal planning department. Next, you need to find a professional (architect, technologists or engineer) to obtain the type of plans that the city and the future contractor will require if there is structural work to be done. Once you have the plans, you’ll need to get them approved by your municipality and obtain a building permit. Finally, you’ll need to find a contractor who can successfully carry out the conversion.

What is a conversion to divided co-ownership?

As the name suggests, a divided co-ownership is when the property is divided and each of the co-owners owns a portion of the building, i.e a private section for their exclusive use, as well as a “share” of the common areas belonging to all the co-owners of the building. In this case, people own their condo and have access to common areas such as a gym or swimming pool, which are everyone’s property.

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“I am here to help connect you with a Verified Contractor, so you have the best chance of getting this right the first time.”

Elyse

Renovation Advisor