Basement

What does an Ottawa basement renovation cost?

When you’re renovating, clear communication between you and your contractor is essential. We believe this starts before we ever meet, including sharing the pictures on this website and real cost estimates from real renovations. Below are actual estimates created for clients.

Ottawa basement renovation estimate #1

Ottawa Home Renovations Contractor Sylvie and Ed basement renovation day 13 pot lights and laminate floorFinishing a previously-unfinished 770 sq ft area in the basement, including:

  • Framing walls, doorways and a closet.
  • Drywalling walls.
  • Drop ceiling.
  • Recessed lighting.
  • Installed laminate flooring.
  • Paint walls, baseboard and casting.
  • No plumbing.

Time needed: 10 working days for a two-person team.

Materials: $2,842 (client supplied laminate flooring)
Labour: $8,640
Tax: $1,492
Total = $12,975

Ottawa basement renovation estimate #2

Ottawa renovation contractor Fresh Reno Basement Day 14 rec roomDemolishing and renovating a 600 sq ft L-shaped area in the basement, including:

  • Demolition of previously finished area.
  • Laying new Dricore subfloor.
  • Framing new walls, two doorways, new closets and bulkheads.
  • Drywall walls and ceiling.
  • Recessed lights.
  • Laminate flooring throughout, including the stairs.
  • Installing baseboard, and door and window casing.
  • Paint walls, ceiling, baseboard and casting.
  • No plumbing.

Time needed: 17 working days for a two-person team.

Materials: $5,489
Labour: $14,688
Tax: $2,623
Total = $22,800

Ottawa basement renovation estimate #3

Ottawa Home Renovation Contractor Basement Renovation Gym Kimberly Chen AFTERDemolishing and renovating a 1,375 sq ft area basement, including:

  • Minor demolition of previously finished area.
  • Laying new Dricore subfloor.
  • Framing exterior walls, and adding insulation and vapour barrier.
  • Installing two new basement windows and wells.
  • Installing engineered hardwood.
  • Installing stone surround around fireplace (fireplace installed by a fireplace fitter).
  • New electrical, including recessed lighting (by licenced electrician).
  • Installing baseboard, and door and window casing.
  • Paint walls, ceiling, baseboard and casting.
  • No plumbing.

Time needed: 24 working days for a two-person team.
Materials: $19,141
Labour: $19,776
Tax: $5,059
Total = $43,976