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Quick Tips from Smart Reno Express for Your Basement Renovation

First, you should decide what you want out of your basement renovation. When the basement finishing project is completed, what do you want to use the rooms for? If you want an additional living space, your design should include living-room-like features.

Second, you can potentially save money by combining your basement project with a kitchen renovation or bathroom renovations.

How Much Do Basement Renovations Cost?

The cost of a basement renovation will depend entirely on the renovation services that you need. For accurate estimates, please request a free quote here at Smart Reno Express. If you're looking for a rough estimate, expect similar price ranges to those that follow:

Framing $1 / square foot
  • Floating and vinyl: $1.50 to $1.75 / square foot
  • Hardwood: $2 to $4 / square foot
  • Tiles: $4 to $6 / square foot
Drywall $1.50 / square foot
Ceiling $3.50 / square foot
Sub-total of Materials $7.50 / square foot
Labour $10-15 / square foot

You certainly want a great basement, but you have to define what that means. Basic basement finishing, such as painting the walls, can be cheap, but a complete finished basement can cost anywhere between $15-$25 per square foot.

How to Keep Costs Low on Your Basement Renovation Project

You can keep your basement finishing costs low by, first, getting free estimates and comparing prices amongst competing contractors. If your basement renovations are focused on creating an additional living space, then you should spend on exactly the things you need for that living space, and leave any extras out of the project; be wary of the common "while we're at it" syndrome.

Additionally, consider that you are adding value to your home, and will earn up to an industry average of 70% return on investment.

Anything that you can do to facilitate the job for your contractors will also go a long way toward reducing your estimate. For instance, any amount of demo and clean-up you can DIY in anticipation of the professionals' arrival can simplify and cheapen your renovation project greatly. However, be cognizant of your limitations, and avoid playing with plumbing and electrical if those aren't your forte.

Basement Renovation Pitfalls to Avoid

As with any home renovation project, you should work with a contractor you trust on your basement renovation. You do not want to work with someone who is going to ignore your basement finishing or basement design plans or, worse, leave you with an unfinished basement. Smart Reno Express can help you find the right professional for your specific job.

Recent basement renovation projects

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Basement renovation

A complete renovation of our basement with bathroom, bar, a big closet and a new bedroom with closet inside need more info details prices and budget thanks!
washer/dryer to change location ... read more →

6 interested businesses
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Add bedroom and kitchen in our basement

Basement Partially Finished (Closed Room, Kitchen and Separate Entrance)
Basement Size: 800-1,200 sq ft
Project Start Date: not yet decided
Approx. Budget: under $20,000 read more →

0 interested business
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Finish Basement

What type of basement project are you looking to do?: Excavate, Finish Basement, Add wall(s), Flooring, Bathroom, Kitchen, Living Space, Storage, Stairs, Separate Entrance
Do you want other items inc... read more →

3 interested businesses
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Finish Basement

Finish Basement

What quality of materials do you want?: Standard
Do you have any design plans for the basement?: None
The basement is currently: Finished read more →

2 interested businesses
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Finish basement

project description: finish basement which is urgent.

expected date: asap
owner: Yes

3 interested businesses
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Finish basement of new town house

Basement of new town house has rough in (toilet) but is unfinished but insolated
Want bathroom, bedroom, sitting area. And storage area (which can be unfinished but with lights) read more →

2 interested businesses
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Deck, fence & landscaping

The outdoor large deck, fence and front landscaping can be done in the spring

expected date: Spring
owner: Yes

4 interested businesses
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Finish basement and add separate entrance

Add bedroom kitchen, living room & separate entrance in unfinished basement
Basement Size: 400-800 sq ft
Project Start Date: not yet decided
Aprox. Budget: under $20,000 read more →

1 interested business
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Convert the basement to rental apartement

Our house is a side split, we want to convert the basement into an apartment to rent out
Project Type: Bathroom, Closed Room, Finish Basement, Kitchen and Separate Entrance
Current Basement Status... read more →

8 interested businesses
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Sous-sol et autres rénovation intérieur

Renovation le sous sol avec un chambre a coucher avec un salle de bain (3 pièces) et le plancher, le plafond. Tirer les joints (Pas de rough in)
Lumières encastré dans le salon (au RDC) aussi
Modifi... read more →

3 interested businesses
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Basement conversion

I have a sub-basement that I would like to convert into a bath/laundry area.

Are you changing the floor plan of the bathroom?: No
Do you have any design plans for the bathroom?: None
What is the ... read more →

Niagara Falls
1 interested business
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Finish Basement

Project Type: Bathroom and Finish Basement | Current Basement Status: Unfinished | Basement Size: 506 sq ft | Project Description: I would like to build a Rec room, bathroom, laundry room. A permit wi... read more →

Saint- Catharines
2 interested businesses
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Finish Basement

Finish and partially finished basement with Bathroom, Kitchen, Separate Entrance and Stairs
Basement Size: 700 sq ft

0 interested business
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Basement Renovation

We want to renovate our basement (21x39 feet aprox). Right now the space is completely demolished. We want to make new stairs, 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom and 1 living room. The house is a small bungalow in... read more →

3 interested businesses
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Excavation + Finish basement of 1915

Old home from 1915. The basement is a bit short so you need to dig it around 40 cm, it already has it own separate entrance, the foundation is stone, a water treatment system is needed (about 200m fro... read more →

2 interested businesses

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