basement renovation Kitchener
Picture of a bar after basement renovation

A diverse community, rich history and thriving economy are stand-out hallmarks of the Kitchener lifestyle. This city in south-east Ontario comprises one-half of the Kitchener-Waterloo region and is a hub of urban activity, located an hour or so away from downtown Toronto. Dating back to a 17th-century settlement, Kitchener – initially called ‘Berlin’ – has undergone many changes since its early establishment, including a name change in 1916 and a massive local government initiative that saw many large tech companies, like Google, establish offices in this city. Multiple universities, such as the University of Waterloo and McMaster University, opened satellite campuses in Kitchener in the past decade. Downtown Kitchener turned its factories into large-scale lofts, and the redevelopment project continues to this day, generating jobs and increasing the demand for housing. At the moment, there are more than 230,000 residents in Kitchener. This number only continues to grow as the once-industrial city in the 1900s has revitalised itself in the 21st century, becoming a leader in urban growth.

Because of this, many locals are choosing to live in more modern areas and residential spaces in Kitchener, while some are looking to move to Kitchener from the Greater Toronto Area and other places around Canada. Homeowners are investing in home renovations to increase the value of their homes or are looking for bigger spaces in Kitchener to accommodate growing families that no high-rise apartment or condominium can sustain. Many residents can look to their basements to make space, create added function and value to their home, and implement contemporary aesthetics to fast-paced lifestyles.

Reasons to Renovate Your Kitchener Basement

Basement renovations in Kitchener are becoming more popular for many reasons. One of the primary purposes of Kitchener basement renovations is highlighting problem areas in the basement and helping reinforce the foundations of the house. Consequently, this can also improve the market value of the house and give the homeowners more room to add more modern touches to their home.

Basements – especially ones in older houses – can be susceptible to flooding damage. The foundation can also crack or bend, allowing these basement issues to multiply. Mould, mildew and fungus can grow in a dark, humid basement, and Kitchener basement owners may find that their basement became infested by pests that come through cracks in the foundation. Having a neglected basement also makes it a challenge to repair pipes and wires in any meaningful way; this means that the cost of temporary fixes can, in the long term, end up being more than the price of a basement renovation.

In Kitchener, basement renovation projects are a permanent remedy to persistent basement troubles. Finishing Kitchener basements means clearing out the basement of clutter and all the problems that forgotten items have concealed. Having a well-lit basement makes it easier to pay attention to a basement that was otherwise dark, forgotten and difficult to access should any repairs be made. Renovations also include properly sealing the windows and fixing the cracks in the foundation to prevent leaking and infestations, and insulating the basement as a whole to safeguard against the structural damage brought about by cold winters and hot, humid summers.

Kitchener Basement Ideas
Finished Kitchener basements can have the layout of a modern apartment, with a living room, private bedrooms and bathrooms. This layout can be used welcoming family members in ‘secondary suites’ or in-laws as ‘in-law suites’, which are residential living spaces under the home where there isn’t any space in the house itself. The basement can be an independent unit of its own and can provide a passive source of income if Kitchener existing homeowners choose to rent it out to prospective tenants. This includes having bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens. Full kitchens are more suited to residential basement units.

Basement renovations can also mean introducing recreational spaces that may not necessarily fit with space restrictions in the house. Indoor home theatres and games rooms in the basement, for example, let you have an entertainment area that family and friends can thoroughly enjoy themselves in. Modular countertops, small kitchens and bars in the basement can fully round out this basement renovation idea, with a ceiling that can help muffle the sound so as not to disrupt the residents upstairs. Indoor offices and gyms are more personal uses of the basement. They can afford some much-needed privacy from distracting noises and activities above ground, letting you focus on your work – both professional and personal.

Finished Basement Projects Kitchener

The team at Finished Basement can help you redesign and remake your basement from the beginning until you have your desired finished Kitchener basement. Our award-winning design and construction team has over 20 years of experience and has worked on over 2000 projects all over Ontario. We are focused on providing quality and excellent basement renovation services that include making the necessary repairs, outfitting your basement with necessary piping, plumbing and wiring, and ensuring that your finished basement abides federal and local building codes. We pay attention to the small details to bring to life the bigger picture.

Most importantly, Finished Basement lets you enjoy your new, functional and contemporary basement in the span of two weeks. Our process and approach eliminate the waiting time for building materials since we directly source all our supply from trusted partners all over the globe. In saving you time, we also save you up to 40% off of total renovation costs compared to other basement renovation companies and contractors. Additionally, we guarantee that we can beat any written quote brought to us by 5%, helping you save almost half the cost of the basement renovation without sacrificing our high standards or the condition of your basement.

We aim to help you achieve a basement that has character, class and, most of all, the practicality and affordability that fits any modern Kitchener lifestyle. Contact Finished Basement today to get a free quote or visit our showroom in Mississauga to explore the possibilities of your future basement renovation to the fullest.