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At Assured Basements, we look at every unfinished basement as a blank canvas you can purpose into just about anything.
By carefully analyzing your needs against your budget and applying imaginative skills honed over many basement renovations in Toronto. We will design a functional space that you will enjoy for many years to come.
Most homes in Toronto have foundations deep enough to turn into a basement and finish into a living space. So even if you never intended it as one, your house’s foundation - currently a lifeless concrete box - can be adapted into a functional living space.
Depending on your needs and as long as you meet the requirements for a legal basement, your house’s foundation can be remodelled into a:
- A rental apartment
- Personalized gym
- Home cinema
- Additional bathroom, bedroom, or
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Basement Renovations in Toronto
Every basement renovation job is unique. Unique as in a purpose-designed floor plan, customized fittings, eclectic tastes that do not conform to any particular decor or interior design theme.
Among other perks, here’s why smart homeowners in Toronto are choosing Assured Basements for their basement renovations:
High-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail
Even though we treat every basement remodel as a unique project, you will get the same high level of service, high-end craftsmanship, and attention to detail as you would expect from the best basement renovation contractors in Toronto.Book an Appointment
Free, no-obligation quote
After we have done a thorough on-site inspection of the basement, fully aware of what the job entails, we will proceed to prepare a free quote before drawing up a contract with all the deliverables.
The floorplan and basement design is done with your active involvement. We want to make sure the renovation meets your personal needs and that you get the best value from your investment.
Stay updated at every stage of the renovation
Your basement project will benefit from a dedicated project manager. Their job is to make sure the project adheres to the agreed timeline. They will keep you appraised on every completed task and milestone so that any concerns you may have can be addressed before the renovation continues.
Ready to break ground on your basement renovation project and add more living space and functionality to your home in Toronto?
Superior Basement Renovation Services
Breathe new life into your flooded, water-damaged, and disused basement and make it a more livable space.
Transform your underutilized, unfinished, or disused basement into a stylish, livable secondary accommodation.
The advantage of working with a specialist basement contractor is you know you won’t have to hire one contractor for the waterproofing work and another for the clean-up and actual restoration.
Toronto homeowners’ basement renovation FAQ
How Much Does It Cost to Renovate a Basement in Toronto?
Many of our customers opt for a turnkey basement renovation that includes all the costs in one flat fee. This includes basement stripping, floor, ceiling, and drywall installation, cabinetry, plumbing, and electrical wiring.
Before planning a basement remodel, it is essential that you have an idea of the costs involved. Our experienced team at Assured Basements will break down the costs for every renovation project we undertake, but you should expect to factor in the following:
The current condition of your basement
The complexity of the basement renovation project
The size of the basement
The quality of finishes and fittings you desire
Labor and installation costs
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I turn my basement into an apartment?
The short answer is, yes you can turn your basement into an apartment. Without any disruption to the way you live, you can remodel your basement into a rental apartment from which you can earn extra income. This way, the renovation will literally pay for itself. But, of course, there are rules to conform to. Before buying materials and setting your basement renovation in motion, you need to ensure the project complies with the local fire and building codes, housing standards bylaws, and that it meets the requirements set by the Electrical Safety Authority.
What is a legal basement apartment in Toronto?
A legal basement apartment is one that meets all local fire and building safety codes. The Province of Ontario, in fact now requires municipalities to allow basement apartments in homes. Among other requirements, a legal basement apartment:
- Will have enough building exits,
- Has working carbon monoxide detectors and fire alarms,
- Should be able to separate fires and contain them within one unit,
- Has sufficient street and driveway parking,
- Does not overload existing water, electricity, and plumbing utilities,
- Will have enough building exits,
Do you need a building permit to renovate a basement in Toronto?
According to the City of Toronto bylaws, you don’t need a building permit for any work that does not entail adding new plumbing, altering the building’s structure, nor adding a secondary dwelling. But you will need a building permit if the renovation:
- modifies or installs new heating or plumbing systems,
- excavates or constructs a new foundation,
- includes any structural alterations, adds an entrance
- includes any basement underpinning work.
How much value does a finished basement add in Canada?
Depending on the real estate market, quality of the renovation, and the use potential, a renovated basement has as much as a 75 percent return on investment in Toronto. The value a renovated basement adds to your house must not only be viewed in terms of the resale value. It must also include the extra living space, whether you intend to use it yourself or rent it out. Assured Basements’ renovation experts will advise you on the most sustainable and energy-saving materials and finishes, and design choices that give you the best ROI.