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Smart Reno Express provides you with an easy way to find Basement Renovation Contractors without having to search business directories or the Web. Just post your basement renovation project and start receiving quotes from local contractors.

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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Semi-renovated basement

Semi-renovated basement, existing laundry room, want to turn laundry room into finished 3 pc. Bath with possible stackable laundry unit, and add a kitchenette to the living area. Basically bachelor or... read more →

Stoney Creek
2 interested businesses
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Basic basement bathroom update

We have a 1970's basement bathroom that needs to be updated/replaced. It is yellow tub, toilet and vanity. The toilet is broken, everything leaks. read more →

1 interested business
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Flooring and wall

Flooring and wall

8 interested businesses
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Basement we had a leak

I’m looking for help fixing the ceiling in our, basement we had a leak. As well as replacing a small basement window with a larger one. Thank you. read more →

1 interested business
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Unfinished basement

Unfinished basement with pluming and electric roughing already in place. Approx 1,200 sq foot
(Bathroom, ktichen, living room, bedroom)

9 interested businesses
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Leak in the basement + add isolation

We would like to check a possible little leak in the basement + add isolation walls in 2 rooms

3 interested businesses
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Basement and bathroom

Basement bathroom install toilet and sink
Finished basement

11 interested businesses
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Full basement bathroom

basement bathroom incorporated into laundry room in currently unfinished space. Would like a jacuzzi tub and shower either a combo with a glass panel to separate from the room or tub and shower separ... read more →

Saint- Catharines
0 interested business
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Updates on the basement

Hi, my name is Romulo. We have a property in Thorold which needs some updates on the basement to get accepted for the Fire Departament inspection. Basically we will need an egress window, some drywall... read more →

1 interested business
New construction : finish the basement - Photo #1

New construction : finish the basement

Im buying a new construction home it should be ready by april 2019 and i was wondering how much it will cost me to finish the basement the pictures is for a house that identical to the one i will have read more →

6 interested businesses
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Basic work on my unfinished basement

Looking for the basic work on my unfinished basement, Including Dry wall, Celling work and carpet/laminates.
Approx size of the basement is 600 Sq ft. Bathroom is optional is cost permitted. read more →

2 interested businesses
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Frame and insulate the part of the basement

Frame and insulate the part of the basement not finished (200 SF) and put up drywalls and install new floor and replace the old floors (600 SF) in the currently finished area. read more →

1 interested business
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Renovate small basement

Small basement gut and redo, add railing
Contractor needs to have metro license

7 interested businesses
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Unfinished basement


I hope you are doing well.

I am looking for quote to finish a previously unfinished basement in my home in Orleans Ontario on Sept 2nd.

The basement is already insulated, with bathro... read more →

1 interested business
Démanteler foyer et ajouter une chambre au sous-sol - Photo #1

Démanteler foyer et ajouter une chambre au sous-...

-Démanteler foyer au sous-sol et disposer des pierres
-Ajouter une chambre à coucher (9' x 11') au sous-sol à l'endroit du foyer
-La propriété est situé à Montréal-Nord read more →

5 interested businesses

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