Basement Renovations

Are you skeptical about the potential of your home’s basement? In older homes especially, low headroom, poor natural light, and a lingering dampness may have rendered your basement a “no-go” zone. Homeowners all throughout the Ottawa area have to deal with so many headaches and problems in the basement, they often give up and abandon the space to storage. Foundation cracks, water leaks, poor insulation, high humidity, even mould growth and insect infestations are just some of the common problems we come across. Even in new build homes, the layout of the basement may not seem practical for your needs.

At Holland Homes & Renovations, we understand your family’s needs for an Ottawa basement renovation. We listen to what you’re trying to achieve and work within your budget to bring your basement renovation dreams to life. No matter how cramped, damp, or unlivable your current basement, we have the expertise to plan and execute a stunning custom basement renovation that transforms the form and function of the space.

Consider the most popular features included in modern basement renovations:

• Family rooms

• Children’s play areas

• Exercise rooms

• Theatre rooms

• Media rooms

• Home offices

• Games rooms

• Laundry rooms

• Home workshops

• Art studios

• Music studios

• Three-piece bathrooms

• Wine cellars

• Secondary dwellings

• Guest retreats

• Income suites

At our initial meeting, we’ll have a chance to discuss any and all of your questions and concerns, including:

• What will my basement renovation cost?

• How long will my basement reno take?

• Who will manage the project?

• How will basement finishing add to the value of my home?

• How can I choose the best design options, finishes, and materials?

• How can I find the most experienced and qualified contractor?

No matter what questions you have, we are here to help you and work together to create the basement of your dreams.

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Elmsley

SummerSky 839 Connaught Ave-large-014-7-600 8919

Summersky

Basement Renovations

Are you skeptical about the potential of your home’s basement? In older homes especially, low headroom, poor natural light, and a lingering dampness may have rendered your basement a “no-go” zone. Homeowners all throughout the Ottawa area have to deal with so many headaches and problems in the basement, they often give up and abandon the space to storage. Foundation cracks, water leaks, poor insulation, high humidity, even mould growth and insect infestations are just some of the common problems we come across. Even in new build homes, the layout of the basement may not seem practical for your needs.

At Holland Homes & Renovations, we understand your family’s needs for a basement renovation. We listen to what you’re trying to achieve and work within your budget to bring your basement renovation dreams to life. No matter how cramped, damp, or unlivable your current basement, we have the expertise to plan and execute a stunning basement renovation that transforms the form and function of the space.

Consider the most popular features included in modern basement renovations:

• Family rooms

• Children’s play areas

• Exercise rooms

• Theatre rooms

• Media rooms

• Home offices

• Games rooms

• Laundry rooms

• Home workshops

• Art studios

• Music studios

• Three-piece bathrooms

• Wine cellars

• Secondary dwellings

• Guest retreats

• Income suites

At our initial meeting, we’ll have a chance to discuss any and all of your questions and concerns, including:

• What will my basement renovation cost?

• How long will my basement reno take?

• Who will manage the project?

• How will basement finishing add to the value of my home?

• How can I choose the best design options, finishes, and materials?

• How can I find the most experienced and qualified contractor?

No matter what questions you have, we are here to help you and work together to create the basement of your dreams.

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Elmsley

SummerSky 839 Connaught Ave-large-014-7-600 8919

Summersky

Questions? Let us know!

Our Approach

When it comes to basement renovations, we keep a few main goals in mind. We understand that basements often feel detached from the rest of the home, and many builders design them to a lower standard. We seek to integrate the feel and flow of the rest of the home into the basement, so it all blends as one seamless and beautiful space.

A lack of natural light is another big concern when it comes to turning a basement into a desirable living space. We aim to improve upon natural lighting and supplement it with energy-efficient modern interior lighting if necessary.

No one wants to hear creaky footsteps overhead, or have surround-sound stereo from the basement leak upward. We strive to provide for sound attenuation between floors so noise is contained.

Finally, you want to be sure you and your family can easily and safely exit the basement in case of emergency. We will create a safe means of egress to protect the safety of all residents and guests in the unfortunate event anything happens.

Updating Your Bathroom

Bathrooms are one of the key areas where you can really freshen up your home and increase your property value as well in Ottawa. Today’s modern bathroom designs allow you to update your bathroom with cleaner layouts and less bulk. Consider the following options to really bring your bathroom space to life:

  • Freestanding soaker tubs
  • Wall-mounted vanities
  • Shower glass enclosures
  • Recessed lighting / pot lights
  • Custom tile backsplashes
  • Heated floors
  • Shower wall niches

Bathroom Design Experts

All bathroom renovations need to start with great design. During your free consultation, talk to us about what type of shower you want, how many sinks you are planning for your vanity, and what kind of tiling you have in mind for your bathroom flooring.

One of our initial steps during the design phase will then be to measure your bathroom space to get an idea of the size of the various pieces that will be placed in the bathroom. Most clients look to remove their old whirlpool or jet tubs from the master bathroom and desire a soaker tub instead. Once we have the right measurements and the location of the plumbing, we can determine the size of the tub that will fit in your space and where it will work best.

Sizing the right vanity for the space is also crucial and will determine the number of sinks that can be used in the space.

Bathroom Fixtures and Tiling

Talk to us about the options for floor tiling and backsplash tiling for your bathroom renovation. With so many options to choose from, we can help guide you through the process with some samples and ideas from our bathroom renovation portfolio.

Brushed nickel, chrome or black faucets and fixtures are some other options that must be decided upon during the design phase so that the color scheme and aesthetic of the bathroom can be determined. With so many options to choose from, rely on our expertise in bathroom renovation design to help guide you through what will work best for your space and your personal design aesthetic.

Custom Showers

Shower design has come a long way over the years and there are many choices to make when planning your bathroom renovation. Shower stalls can be installed in a variety of ways, including enclosed in glass, or open concept with only one glass wall. Shower floors can also be tiled with custom tile or they can be installed with a prefabricated shower base.

Shower drain selection can also really influence the overall look of your shower design. Consider modern trench drains or low profile drains for a sleek and unique look for your bathroom shower renovation.

You deserve better than a damp and musky basement. If you’re ready to turn that goldmine of potential into a masterfully renovated space, contact us today to get the process underway.

We understand your needs for a finished basement. We will find a solution to any problem in your basement and design and build a breath-taking yet cost-effective renovation. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service and quality workmanship at each and every stage of the process. We will work closely with you to ensure your vision is realized and you end up with a finished basement that achieves all of the goals you identified at the outset.

Why Finish Your Basement?

Basement renovations increase the amount of living space in your home. Not only does this increase the value of your property, but it gives you and your family more room to relax, play or host guests. A properly finished basement will be comfortable, bright and open so that it will be inviting to all who use it. When planning your basement renovation, consider some of the important design choices available to you, including:

  • Pot lights / recessed lighting
  • Heated floors
  • Carpet, hardwood or tile
  • Built-in shelving
  • Custom bars
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms

Basement Rental Apartments

Another popular option for basement renovations is to create a secondary suite / rental apartment for tenants or for family members. Basements are an ideal place for this setup as they have their own windows, their own privacy and floor plan and they also can be renovated in an open concept fashion so that they feel like an apartment. If you are looking to make some extra income from your basement renovation, or if you just need some extra living space for a family member, talk to us during your free consultation about the options available to turn your basement space into a fully livable rental or family member suite.

Ottawa Basement Renovation Experts

Holland Homes and Renovations has years of experience in designing, renovating and finishing basement spaces in Ottawa. We can handle a wide variety of designs and custom plans for your basement vision, including recreation rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms and custom finishes.

We are knowledgeable in all of the issues and complications that may arise when finishing basements that may have unforeseen problems. We know that renovating a basement is more than just choosing lighting and flooring. Since these spaces have often been left unused or only used as storage, there may be challenges that will need to be dealt with, including possible mold issues, waterproofing issues, inadequate insulation or new electrical requirements.

Our team will properly insulate your basement to ensure the space will be comfortable all year for your enjoyment. We will also handle any concerns you have about lighting, egress or sound reduction. We offer full service basement renovations that are sure to meet your vision and your budget.

Free Basement Renovation Consultation

If you are thinking about a basement renovation in Ottawa and have questions about your specific space, give us a call for a free consultation on your options and how we may be able to help. Bring us your vision for your basement space and we will discuss how to make it a reality.

Book your no-obligation design consultation

Looking for design ideas? We’d be happy to call or visit you to discuss your design dreams and share valuable ideas.

Our Past Work

TESTIMONIALS
Reputation is everything and our work is quality.
Nancy and Dean from Kanata
We chose Holland Renovations for the addition to our home for two big reasons; their quick response times and the willingness to work within our budget. The final results of our addition was exactly what we envisioned. Holland was always pleasant to deal with and extremely responsive.
Tricia from Ottawa
From start to finish, we had a very positive experience with Holland Renovations. The company set the tone when they arrived to our estimate with measuring tapes in hand. For anyone looking to do a renovation, I would highly recommend Holland. They executed a budget-wise and beautiful renovation.
Michael from Ottawa
I have found all of the things I'm looking for in Holland Renovations and more. Not only is the quality of work outstanding; the clean, efficient and safe work sites are a pleasant change. I would highly recommend Holland Renovations for any renovation project - big or small.
Randy from Ottawa
Holland did a large renovation for me last year, completely gutting a duplex and re-building a beautiful two level apt. Scott was an amazing craftsman and is highly skilled, Marc's finishing and attention to detail wrapped up the job very neatly. Thanks Rob and Holland Renovations