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From Foundation to Furnishing: Complete Basement Makeovers

Before planning a basement remodel and starting any work with your unfinished basement, it’s best to consult with specialists. Otherwise, there’s a high chance that all the DIY efforts, time, and money spent will have to be redone.

Before beginning a basement remodel, it’s crucial to decide how the unfinished basement will be used after the renovation. This decision may affect various aspects, including the install drywall, sump pumps, copper pipes, and even lighting fixtures. Our experts, with extensive experience, are well-versed in these details.

BASEMENT RENOVATION USUALLY TAKES 2–3 WEEKS

Finished Basement's interior designers will carefully plan the redesign of your basement. Then, our experienced specialists will bring it to life, ensuring the highest quality of work. Thanks to our team's efficient approach, renovations typically take no more than 2–3 weeks.

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Basement Finishing Barrie

All basement renovation projects carried out by our company are unique and distinct from one another. However, they all share common features, including a preliminary free consultation, a complimentary estimate before commencing work, and the utmost professionalism of our specialists who will transform any abstract ideas into a dream basement.

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Basement Finishing Brantford

The process of each basement renovation is entirely unique. Firstly, it’s related to the shape and size of the basement, which can vary significantly from one project to another. Secondly, homeowners can have a variety of needs and desires for their private homes.

Basement Finishing Richmond Hill

Basement Finishing Richmond Hill

Our company offers worry-free basement renovations to homeowners in various areas of the Greater Toronto Area, and beyond. Each of our projects is absolutely unique, and the absolutely new basement that the homeowners in Richmond Hill acquired is a vivid confirmation of this.

Basement Finishing Vaughan

Basement Finishing Vaughan

Every basement renovation project undertaken by our company is highly individualized. This applies to Vaughan specifically, and also to the entire Greater Toronto Area and Ontario as a whole. Each project can encounter its unique unexpected issues, but for an experienced team of professionals, they won’t be an obstacle to a quality renovation in the most underrated space of one’s house.

Basement Finishing Milton

Basement Finishing Milton

Like any other, this project within the scope of Milton basement renovations is absolutely unique. It’s a quality basement project, which 100% reflects all the needs of the private homeowners — they remained completely satisfied with their new basements, filled with a plethora of interesting discoveries, comprehensive solutions, and maximally functional spaces.

Basement Finishing Aurora

Basement Finishing Aurora

Our company specializes in basement renovations throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, covering a significant part of Ontario. Our experts, with years of experience, have successfully completed numerous projects, including basement finishing in Aurora and many other cities and regions.

Basement Finishing Kitchener

Basement Finishing Kitchener

Finished Basement Company offers comprehensive solutions for basements renovations not only in the Kitchener Waterloo Area but also in the Greater Toronto Area and other regions of Ontario. Before initiating the basement renovation process, you can avail of a free consultation and a free quote to help make all the necessary decisions.

Basement Finishing Oakville

Basement Finishing Oakville

The Finished Basement Company offers comprehensive solutions for basement renovation. With our help, the unfinished basement in your own home in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond will transform into a truly comfortable and functional space, which can be used independently or rented out.

Essential Ideas for Basement Remodel

In the initial planning stage of a basement remodel, it’s important to immediately decide on the main concept of the finished project. On one hand, you can use an open concept basement layout for maximum shared space. On the other hand, the space can be divided into several separate rooms.

During the basement remodel project, you can create a large number of separate rooms for various purposes. Besides the traditional basement living room and basement bedroom, you can also design a basement laundry room, a full-fledged home theater, and even a wine cellar.

Open Concept Basement

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The most popular layout for a basement is the open concept. In this case, almost the entire area becomes one shared space, which will be divided into designated zones through the decorating ideas of the basement ceiling and other techniques.

An open concept basement usually includes a living space with a large sofa and a feature wall with a TV and electric fireplace. Often, there’s also an area for a basement home bar or kitchenette for preparing basic drinks and snacks. A small home gym can also be part of this space.

Basement With Separate Rooms

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Due to the traditionally small area of a basement, it’s not often divided into a large number of separate rooms. However, sometimes this does happen. Our clients frequently request a guest bedroom in the basement to accommodate family members, friends, or other unexpected overnight guests.

If a guest bedroom is planned, this room is usually designed with a window. This is important for natural light and also for ensuring that the room receives plenty of fresh air, crucial for a healthy resting environment.

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Finished Basement will save you 2 and even 3 days of your time. Just 45 minutes spent in the company's 3000 sq ft showroom will help finalize all details of the upcoming basement remodel, including materials, type, appearance, and functionality of the finished basement.

Separate Rooms for Your Basement

Basement Bathroom

If the basement is intended for personal use, it may not have a bathroom at all. However, most homeowners opt for at least a powder room with a vanity and toilet. Often, they also install a 3-piece bathroom with a shower (read more in the article Basement Bathroom Ideas).

For a full-fledged legal basement apartment, a complete 3-piece bathroom is essential. This includes regular use of a toilet, vanity, and shower room. The choice of individual elements for this space should be based on these requirements.

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Basement Bedroom

If the basement is to be used as a legal apartment, a separate bedroom is not always, but very often, included. However, this room is also frequently implemented in spaces intended for personal use.

A separate bedroom is very useful if friends, relatives, or other guests often travel from afar to stay overnight. In this case, you will always have a spare room where they can be comfortably and conveniently accommodated.

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Basement Home Office

It’s common to organize a separate basement home office, which can be adapted for any professional activity of the homeowners. Sometimes, basements are even transformed into workshops or dental clinics.

Creating a home office in the basement can be an excellent idea to shield yourself from unnecessary noise, which could come from children or other activities in the main part of the house. This applies to any activity that requires a calm environment.

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Basement Laundry Room

A laundry room is often planned in the basement, housing washing and drying machines, as well as a special laundry cabinet for hand-washing delicate items and conveniently cleaning shoes. This room is very appropriate for the basement to eliminate noise in the main part of the house.

The basement laundry room is often combined with a storage space, where various items can be temporarily or permanently stored. This room doesn’t require expensive finishes, but can become very useful for continuous use by the homeowners throughout the life of the house.

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Basement Apartment Essentials

Almost any basement can be transformed into a fully functional rental apartment. Given the current state of the Canadian real estate market, this approach is in high demand today. It’s an excellent way to secure an additional monthly income on a permanent basis.

Before considering various basement ideas for creating a complete complex, it’s best to consult with specialists at Finished Basement regarding the legal aspects of this matter. However, several important ideas should always be considered when reconstructing an basement.

Modern Modular Bar or Kitchenette

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If the basement is intended for rental or permanent residence of family members, a small modern modular bar or kitchenette is essential. They are designed for storing and preparing simple meals and snacks, as well as beverages.

Of course, our clients often want to implement a full-fledged wet bar with a plethora of additional entertainments in their basement. Near it, a pool table or foosball table is often installed, which can become a central attraction for all family members.

Side Entrance or Complete Walkout

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One of the mandatory conditions for implementing a legal basement apartment project usually includes creating a separate exit for this space in your private home. This can be achieved in a couple of different ways, which vary in both cost and convenience.

On one hand, our clients often prefer a simple side entrance with stairs leading to the lower level of the house. On the other hand, a complete walkout basement with a large, full-sized entrance can be created. The latter option is often chosen when the house is located on a slope, and the basement has large windows.

Materials for Your Basement

Laminate Flooring for Main Rooms

Laminate is often used as the main flooring material throughout the basement, regardless of its layout. The exception is usually the bathroom, where special tiles are laid due to increased humidity. These tiles also vary in design and material.

To visually enlarge the space in the basement design, walls are usually painted white. However, some parts of the walls can also be dark, adding depth to the space. Ceiling joists are typically concealed using finishing materials and are very rarely left exposed.

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Quartz for Basement Bar Countertop

An integral feature of many basements is a bar or its individual elements. For instance, a bar counter along with bar stools can serve as a top-tier seating area for TV viewing. However, the centerpiece of the basement can also be a classic bar equipped with everything necessary for drinks.

A great idea for the basement is to consider the material of the bar countertop. This could be a warmer MDF or practical quartz, which is especially effective for frequent contact with liquids.

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Tiles for Bathroom Basement Walls

Tile is specifically used for finishing basement bathrooms. This is primarily due to the constant high humidity in this space, which adversely affects other materials. Tile is also often used for basement walls and basement floor in other areas.

For walls, ceramic and porcelain are commonly used. Since ceramic is more prone to moisture absorption, porcelain and mosaic tiles are more practical choices for flooring. Regarding size, tiles can range from standard 12×12 inches to 48×24 inches.

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Oak for Stair Treads & Risers

Materials should also be considered when planning the basement staircase. For example, treads and risers might be partially made of laminate. However, the nose of each step, bearing the greatest load, will still be made of oak, known for its durability and damage resistance.

A great basement idea related to materials is to construct stair treads entirely from oak. Since basement stairs are heavily used, this approach significantly increases their longevity, maintaining their original appearance for many years, even decades.

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Finished Basement ensures that all work performed adheres to the Ontario Building Code (OBC). This reflects the company’s commitment to quality and industry standard compliance. We guarantee that basement renovations will meet legislative and safety requirements.

If any installation defects in the finished basement are discovered within the 5-year warranty period, we are committed to rectifying them. Any faulty work will be redone at no additional charge. This guarantee underscores our unwavering commitment to addressing the needs of our clients.

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Basement Home Gym

Fitness enthusiasts often consider creating a real home gym in the basement of their private house. Having at least a couple of universal gym machines handy can save time traveling to a commercial gym.

Of course, the idea of adding a climbing wall to the basement might be extremely impractical. However, the home gym should include various types of universal gym equipment. Cardio machines are a must, but strength training equipment will also be beneficial.

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Basement Home Theater

In the basement, a feature wall is often implemented to accommodate a large TV or projector screen, along with various audio equipment. This element draws the main attention in the room. It often also includes a fireplace, adding coziness to the space.

However, homeowners often also create a home theater as a separate room with large recliners and other elements. This space can also be transformed into a game room with a gaming console and many additional features.

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Basement Wine Cellar

One of the most unique ideas can be planning a real wine cellar. Usually, a separate room shielded from natural light is used for this purpose. This is necessary to preserve the properties of the wine over a long storage period.

One of the most unique ideas can be planning a real wine cellar. Usually, a separate room shielded from natural light is used for this purpose. This is necessary to preserve the properties of the wine over a long storage period.

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Basement Storage Space

Creating a separate room for storage also deserves special attention. It is often combined with the laundry room and other functional areas in the basement. This space does not require high-quality and expensive finishes but offers the opportunity to get rid of excess items in other rooms.

Storage space is often created around equipment necessary for the proper functioning of a private house. Usually, it’s impossible to hide this equipment, so it’s placed in a separate room equipped with shelves and becomes a place for storing everything and anything.

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Related Ideas for Modern Finished Basement

Basement Bedroom Ideas

Basement Bedroom Ideas

The basement is the most underrated space in any private home without exception. Finishing it increases the living area by at least 20–30%. This additional space can be used in a variety of ways—for instance, to create a basement bedroom.

Basement Feature Wall Ideas

Basement Feature Wall Ideas

The feature wall should be the true focal point of the entire space. It typically stands out against the rest of the wall, often by using a darker color and optionally adorned with artificial stone or tiles. Typically, a television is mounted on it, and its lower section can accommodate an electric or gas fireplace.

Basement Stairs Ideas

Basement Stairs Ideas

Designing the stairs in a basement is an integral part of its planning. It’s crucial to work on its structure, choose materials that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional for long-term use. Additionally, you can utilize the space beneath the stairs in various innovative ways.

Open Concept Basement Ideas

Open Concept Basement Ideas

Thanks to the open concept layout, a residential basement becomes highly multifunctional. It can serve as an entertainment center for all family members, often including areas for watching both new and classic movies and series, a home gym, and even a contemporary bar.

Basement Apartment Ideas

Basement Apartment Ideas

Basements are often converted into full-fledged apartments that can be rented out for a steady monthly income. In such spaces, it’s essential to include a fully equipped bathroom with a shower, a designated cooking area, and having a separate entrance is undoubtedly a valuable addition.

Basement Bar Ideas

Basement Bar Ideas

On one hand, a basement bar can be the ideal place to gather your family, friends, and colleagues. On the other hand, with the help of modern modular sections for upper and lower cabinets that we’ve designed, you can create a compact kitchenette suitable for full-scale cooking.