basement renovation Ancaster
Picture of a bar after basement renovation

The historic village of Ancaster developed from a small late 18th century settlement into a thriving 21st century community. Ancaster has a rich heritage with plenty of sights and events that truly showcase the history, art and culture embedded in the town. It is where Griffin House, an official National Historic Site of Canada, is located, which was an instrumental site to the Underground Railroad. This village also holds events such as the Great Pumpkin Stroll on Halloween and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Old Town Hall.
If residents and visitors wish to enjoy the outdoors, there is an abundance of it in Ancaster, which is to several beautiful conservation areas, such as Tiffany Falls, Hermitage Falls and Dundas Valley Conservation Area.

Living in Ancaster also comes with many other perks. Because it is a relatively small village in Hamilton, it also has a tight-knit community. A sense of closeness and togetherness makes residents feel right at home. Despite its size, it has no shortage of amenities and services, which are all easily accessible within Ancaster, either by car, by public transport or by simply walking to enjoy the town. For the busier, working folk, Ancaster is located relatively close to the core area of Hamilton, and is within an hour or so of downtown Toronto. The Hamilton International Airport is just 10 minutes away. The housing affordability here is exceptional when compared to Oakville and Toronto, making it a perfect place to set down new roots.

With all these comforts, sights and benefits, it’s no wonder that many are moving to Ancaster or choosing to remain in this quiet, urban township. While it has plenty of space above ground, underground spaces such as basements and crawl spaces are an overlooked luxury that comes with owning a home in this village. Finished Ancaster basements can provide sought-after space and flexibility, and at the same time, address structural issues that may arise due to the environment, time and neglect.

Ancaster Basement Renovations

Renovating an Ancaster basement is an investment of time, effort and money that ultimately pays off in the long run. This is usually because basement renovation projects in Ancaster shines a light on vital structural problems that may have been left alone in the past. Houses can be more than 100 years old and, when renovating it, the underground foundations are hardly the first focal point. This is a huge oversight, since basements are susceptible to the growth of mold and mildew, pest infestations, flooding, and cracked foundations that can severely weaken the integrity of the home. Eventually, these issues can build up and end up costing more to repair than if they were highlighted and addressed directly. Ancaster basement finishes and renovations make good use of this space by adding another function to your home, and at the same time, ensuring that these structural concerns are permanently fixed.

Basement renovations can include adding new rooms to make space for prospective tenants, new family members and new housemates. Growing families, in particular, need this extra space for immediate family, or to make room and create ‘in-law suites’. Basement apartments – otherwise known as secondary suites – are fast becoming new trends in home renovations due to demand and the potential to make it a rental unit.

To make a basement unit spacious and functional enough to be liveable, it has to make use of contemporary design and architecture. Open living spaces, for example, are becoming more and more popular as this gives the illusion of space. The basement also has to have windows to ensure that it receives the right amount of light, and these windows have to be sealed correctly to ensure that the basement doesn’t flood during the warmer seasons. Lighting and storage on the walls can be recessed to save even more space, and modular kitchen units can provide the homeowner some flexibility as to what kind of kitchen they want to have in the basement, ranging from bar counters to full kitchens. Washrooms also have to contain a sink, shower and toilet, and this includes outfitting your basement with all the right piping and plumbing.

On the other hand, Ancaster basement renovation projects can also focus on creating more recreational spaces. Basement renovations can entail an indoor home theatre or an indoor gym. They can also create an entertainment area where family and friends can enjoy themselves for parties and gatherings. Modular bars are a typical choice for a basement unit such as this, including the counter, lighting and cabinetry. Lighter walls, flooring and ceilings and modern fittings are usually the go-to design choices for these kinds of areas, since the illusion of having more space tends to impart a welcoming vibe.

Overall, a new basement renovation project can revitalize your home, transporting even the oldest houses to the present with contemporary Ancaster basement finishes.

Finished Basement Projects Ancaster

Finished Basement can help you with any basement renovation project, no matter the size and scope of your vision. With 20 years of experience and more than 2000 finished basement projects completed all over Ontario, Finished Basement is dedicated to giving you quality finished Ancaster basement services. We provide services all across the GTA and beyond, delivering finished basements with care and attention to detail. Our efficient work takes no more than two weeks and can save you up to 40% compared to typical basement renovation fees. This is because we directly and internationally source our materials, removing the time it takes to find suppliers who can provide the building elements we need to build you the perfect basement suited to your needs and wants. We do in-person visits to determine the exact area of your basement and what needs to be done with the basement before your vision can come to life. Our team can fix any existing issues and fully transform the space into a basement that is ultramodern, functional, and long-lasting. Our clients are consistently satisfied with an end product that is truly something to be proud of.

Contact Finished Basement for a free quote and let us create a basement space for you in Ancaster today.