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Can you imagine adding a gym, theatre room, guest bedroom, kids’ playroom, income suite, laundry room, man cave, wine cellar, or home bar to your house? Any of these possibilities is just a phone call to Holland Homes & Renovations away. Our basement renovation contractors can turn your formerly drab and musty basement into a downstairs retreat in just weeks. Here are some tips to get the most out of your basement renovation:


Even in a spacious basement, it’s important to maximize storage. Our designers can create custom built-in cabinetry to solve all your storage needs. From creating a media console to designing built-in shelving for kids’ toys, seamless storage keeps everything clean and ties the whole space together. If your basement has any awkward spaces, like beneath the staircase or an area with an excessively low ceiling height, these spaces are just calling out for built-in storage solutions.


Few homeowners are lucky enough to have a basement with abundant natural light. Therefore, it is essential that you maximize the natural light that is available and make smart decisions with artificial light to brighten the room. One of the key factors for our basement renovation contractors is to improve upon natural lighting and supplement it with interior lighting as necessary. Recessed lights and ambient lighting combine to make an attractive living space.


One of the downsides of most basements is a lower ceiling height. If it is possible, our basement renovation contractors will rearrange duct work to maximize ceiling height. If your home has high basement ceilings, suspended ceilings are a great option as they allow easy access to the wires and pipes above them. We can help you come up with creative solutions to make the most of the space even with lower ceilings.


Your flooring choice will probably depend on the use of the room. A guest bedroom will be enhanced with elegant hardwood, while a playroom works best with soft tiles or plush carpet. A laundry room could use durable ceramic tile, while a home gym could benefit from forgiving rubber floor tiles. Make smart choices that fit the function of the room and your budget. With a basement, it’s important to invest in a good subfloor to act as a moisture barrier.

Moulding & Trim

You shouldn’t sacrifice on style just because it’s a basement. Architectural details like trim and crown moulding will add the perfect finishing touch to your basement renovation. Just remember that with a lower ceiling height, you may need to adjust the scale of these decorative features so they don’t seem out of place.

Keep these factors in mind to get the most out of your basement renovation. Contact Holland Homes & Renovations today if you’re ready to get your dream basement project started.