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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
Flooring
  • 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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One big room finished in the basement

We want one big room finished in the basement and separate the rest of unfinished basement by a door. We want the basic but elegeant finished, nothing too fancy read more →

Milton
5 interested businesses
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Basement work

I wish to remove the floor, to go back down to the concrete in a small area of my basement.

I wish to make 1 tiny closet space larger by extending a wall 2 ft wider (it's only a 6ft wall in length)... read more →

Montreal
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In-law suite

One in-law suite with kitchen and living room

Bowmanville
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Mississauga
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Add a small bathroom and flooring

Basement is partially finished. just need to add a small bathroom and flooring to unfinished portion.

I believe there is rough in for the bathroom but not 100% sure

What type of materials do yo... read more →

Bowmanville
3 interested businesses
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Renovation for my basement

Renovation for my basement. Need to build 2 walls and tear down 2 walls (maybe load bearing wall). Redo ceiling and flooring

Provide and install kitchen cabinet 156" linear, just bottom part read more →

Saint-Léonard
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Full basement remodel

Full basement remodel
Walls dividing laundry and main room. Redo washroom 3 piece. Flooring and ceiling

Newmarket
8 interested businesses
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Finish basement

I want to finish basement and make rooms.
The basement has a few closets right now and 1 small storage room with open space. We want to remove all the closets and room and make a few rooms and add a ... read more →

Laval
6 interested businesses
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Turn my basement into 1 bedroom basement apartme...

Hi, I am looking turn my basement into 1 bedroom basement apartment for rental. I have brought a new home in Fergus and it is new construction. We have added a side door and added rough in for bathroo... read more →

Fergus
1 interested business
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Converting the existing basement to a legal base...

We are in the process of converting the existing basement to a legal basement. The property is located in Oshawa and have received the permit from the city to make the basement legal. When the city ... read more →

Oshawa
1 interested business
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Finishing a basement

Finishing a basement

Brampton
13 interested businesses
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Basement Renovation

Replacing heaters and repairing 2 walls + repairing part of ceiling in basement

Montreal
5 interested businesses
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Finishing basement

Finishing basement with drywalling, electrical and bathroom

Mississauga
18 interested businesses
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Basement apartment

Gut basement.. and make into a basement apartment- one bedroom with kitchen full washroom and access to laundry

Brampton
15 interested businesses
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Finish my basement

Wanting to finish my basement with a bathroom, bedroom and a living room. May want to move my laundry room to the basement as well if possible. read more →

Sherwood Park
0 interested business

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