basement renovation Milton
Picture of a bar after basement renovation

Milton is a rapidly growing town with an emerging community in Southern Ontario. Its residents are comprised of people of all ages, backgrounds and hobbies who have chosen to live farther away from the city for decent rent, spacious outdoors or quieter surrounds than the busy and bustling core of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The town is close-knit and its community, eager to participate and engage with the local council and their policies, projects and initiatives. The town has its own transit system, connected to the GO Transit services that transport people from their homes in Milton to work in the GTA. Additionally, to encourage more engagement, Milton even has a youth initiative that ensures its residents in the younger age groups remain active and involved in the community.

With the increase in Milton’s population comes an increase in demand for more affordable and sustainable living spaces. Instead of moving to high-rises, condominium apartments or larger homes, Milton homeowners can choose to move underground and take advantage of their basement space by transforming these basements into basement apartments. This can accommodate new tenants, new members of the family or extended family members that may choose to live with the Milton residents from elsewhere in Canada.

Renovating Milton Basements

Otherwise known as secondary suites, there is a lot of work that goes into renovating an underutilised – and potentially neglected – basement. To start with, owners have to make sure that their potential basement is up to code. Then, they have to submit the potential design plans for any Milton basement renovation to get the proper permit. This includes having the right amount of space and having necessary access to water and wastewater services. It also means being prepared to have the right framing, insulation and heating, which makes any basement liveable. While all these requirements may deter some, Milton basement renovations can actually do more than just provide more space or another source of income through rent.

Basement renovations in Milton can address existing problems that arise from a cumulative amount of neglect that has resulted in structural and ground-related issues. Basements may suffer from cracked foundations, faulty wiring, weakened and inadequate main floor support, and even high humidity and pest infestations. Structural issues arise from having unstable ground and other environmental factors such as flooding during the warmer seasons, which typically result in warped foundation walls, or frost heaving that ensues after the frozen earth has disrupted the foundation of the home itself. These difficulties emerge after years of inattention to basement spaces, which further contribute to the idea that basements are unwelcoming and can only be places where forgotten things are kept. Attitudes such as this might further deter Milton basement renovation projects.

However, a proper finished Milton basement can be a place of relaxation and residence, if given the right attention to detail and quality. Basement renovations don’t have to be yet another headache, nor do they have to waste your time, money and effort. Instead, they can address structural issues and make an entirely new space from something that already exists. By exploring the possibilities available to you, you can turn a dark and humid basement into a secondary suite with all the necessary elements that can truly make it into a home in and of itself.

These elements include adding a spare room (or two, depending on the size of the apartment) and figuring out the layout you want to implement with regards to any additional areas in the basement. Plans for a bathroom, living room area, kitchen area or storage area – to name a few – are equally as vital as the bedroom. Given that the basement is typically a dark area, the right lighting is also essential, and can vary depending on the ceiling height. Other design options may open up your basement’s function and use, even giving the illusion of having more space in what you may think is a cramped basement.

It is also possible to make it into an entertainment area for friends and family, provided that the right building considerations are taken into account. Low ceiling height, for example, can amplify the sound in the basement. These potential issues and concerns can be addressed in the planning process.

Milton finished basements should provide a sense of relief and added comfort to the homeowner. It is a worthwhile investment, making the best use of the underground space that is both contemporary and functional to suit the Milton lifestyle.

Finished Basement Projects Milton

The Finished Basement team prides itself in delivering finished basements in Milton at a timely manner. Our team of award-winning designers and builders have more than 20 years of experience. Established, direct international suppliers from Europe and Asia helps us and our clients save time and money when they choose us to bring their finished Milton basement to life.

Multiple clients cite our attentiveness and care when it comes to working with them and their home. Instead of simply giving a quote, we can personally visit your home and take the appropriate measurements, ensuring that we give you a price range that is suitable to the needs of your basement renovation project. We beat all written quotes brought to us by 5%, with additional savings of up to 30 to 40% during the project itself. Our team is dedicated to completing all projects in two weeks, beating other renovation companies in the cost, quality and time.

Finished Basement is there with you from start to finish, consulting with you to pick the right materials, surfaces and fittings for your finished basement. Contact us today for a free quote and let us help you get started on your next basement renovation project in Milton.