A basement renovation can be a costly, time-consuming undertaking, but is often well worth it. Gorgeous is the only word we have to describe our top 6 basement transformations, which is great because basement renos are not cheap. In fact, according to our data, collected from thousands of homeowners, basement renovation costs have increased 23% between 2014 to 2016. The average cost of a basement renovation in Canada is ~$20,000 – and this average wholly depends upon the nature, size and finishings of the renovation.

Without further ado, here are our top 6 basement renovation picks for 2016.

Location: Vaughan

Company: DiRenzo Group

This is a perfect basement renovation. We love everything about it; the recessed lighting, the light wood floors, the layout that makes the whole renovation look lovely and spacious. Oh and the fireplace on the stone feature wall! But the crowing glory is definitely the glorious kitchen with tons of counter space, ample cupboards and stunning marble backsplash. Nothing about this kitchen says basement. Superb!

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Location: Milton

Company: Azevedo Kitchens

An ode to drinking fine wine, we easily see ourselves kicking back with friends, sipping on a drink in front of the fireplace, cozy with our friends. The walnut feature wine rack is the piece de resistance, along with the wet bar and custom cabinetry that makes this downstairs entertaining space so perfect.

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Location: Oakville

Company: Finishedbasement.ca

We love this basement renovation for the pure whimsy of the finishings. The bathroom vanity is off the charts. Let’s talk about the fantastical pair of antlers above the vanity; Mirrors in bathrooms are definitely overrated. And the copper sink is just beyond. The muted colour palette with punches of burnt orange and mix or organic materials is pure genius, along with the timeless furniture choices. Bravo.

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Location: Newmarket

Company: Bourne Builders

This homeowner converted an open, bare concrete basement into a chic living space with a coveted, separate bathroom and laundry room. The process involved levelling the floor, completely updating all the electrical work, installing new plumbing for the bathroom/laundry room, creating a bulkhead around the HVAC vents, and building a small furnace room. Bourne Builders also built practical storage space under the basement stairs.

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Location: Calgary

Company: GE Miller Builder & Contractor

GE Miller does it once again with this fantastic basement built for the fun-loving sports enthusiast. Witness the fabulous sauna area with separate changing rooms and the room wholly devoted to billiards and entertaining guests. As with all GE Miller designs, the lighting is whimsical and flattering, promising and evening of relaxing fun and entertainment.

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Location: Burlington

Company: Design Inspirations Inc.

Special mention must go to this basement that is clearly the brainchild of a passionate film buff. This is a perfect basement for film and music buffs to entertain in. We love how Humphrey Bogart is standing at attention to greet revellers.

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If you’re thinking of renovating your basement, check out our Basement Pinterest board for regular creative inspo. When undertaking your reno, make sure you research the reviews of the contractors you’re considering, and please consider writing a review when you’re done. It helps the whole community.


Posted by Leslie Andrachuk