Basement Apartment Renovation
At Reno Duck, we take great pride in being the #1 stop for basement renovations and basement finishing.
Our commitment is to turn a dusty, dingy basement into a modern, comfortable living space that you will fall in love with. Thanks to our years of experience, we know that each basement has a lot of potential.
Our creative team will give you endless options based on your budget. We will give you multiple options for basement renovations so that you can end up with a space that is as unique as you. Regardless of your budget, we will create for you a unique space that is:
Functional: There is no need to keep forcing furniture into a cramped space. Our team at Reno Duck can reestablish or even expand the basement layout to make it more functional. It doesn’t matter if what you envision is a fully-finished basement apartment or a play area, we will create an amazing space for you.
Fun: Our team has an eye for entertainment and we are happy to discuss all your recreational options. The next time your guests come over you will be proud to show them around. We can help with virtually anything including incorporating a wet bar, games room, theater room, and more. We respect and welcome all your ideas.
Efficient: It doesn’t matter if what you need is a custom, fully-functional gym, or a home office, our team is here to bring your vision to life. We will create for you a quiet space or a space where you can let off steam. Best of all is the fact that at Reno Duck we will bring your vision to life within no time.
Why Choose Reno Duck for Your Basement Renovation Project?
- Reno Duck provides high-quality basement apartment renovation and finishing services across the greater Toronto area
- We only employ experienced, knowledgeable and passionate tradesmen in the industry
- We always deliver on time. If we are late in project completion, we will pay you
- Take advantage of full design consultation including drawings that help envision the final product. We don’t charge you a dime for this service
- You never pay us anything until you are completely satisfied with our work
- We are prepared to beat any estimate. Give us a call to request a free quote
The Benefits of a Basement Apartment
While the project may seem overwhelming, basement apartment renovations have proven time and again to offer a wide range of benefits to homeowners. The immediate benefits include:
- Take advantage of the unused space
If your basement is abandoned, there is nothing better than generating extra income from it. Turning the basement into a rental apartment will benefit you immensely.
- Generate steady income
A basement apartment is a perfect solution for an additional source of income. This is a hassle-free income that can help offset your bills or raise money for other projects.
- Boost the value of your home
A basement suite will increase the overall value of your home. This will come in handy when you want to sell your home.
Do you need space for a new bedroom? A basement bedroom from Reno Duck might be the perfect solution. We understand that basement renovations can be tough thus the reason we bring our expertise to create for you a space that is not only peaceful but also stylish and welcoming. We will work with you to create a basement bedroom you will love.
Do you need a new kitchen or simply to upgrade it? We are here for you. Our team will help you re-configure the layout of your kitchen, improve functionality, handle repairs, as well as help you to choose the best finishes. We are also happy to help pick the best hardware, cabinetry, lighting, and more. Let us create for you a kitchen that is efficient, functional, and stylish within no time.
Do you envision a quiet oasis where you can relax? It doesn’t matter what your bathroom needs are, at Reno Duck we have the best solution. We offer a wide variety of bathroom renovation services which will certainly suit your needs. Whether you are interested in a small renovation or a complete transformation, we will work with you to bring your dream to life. Give us a call now and let’s work together.
After creating a basement apartment, one way of attracting the right tenant is setting up a separate laundry facility. Our team at Reno Duck is happy to help. Thanks to our years of experience in basement renovation, we will work with you to find the best location for a laundry facility then use our expertise to install a laundry facility that is not only functional but also stylish.
Your living area has to be comfortable, spacious, and well lit. Our team at Reno Duck is happy to help you create a living area that offers you the perfect ambiance to relax after a long day. We will work with you to find the best design, cabinetry, lighting, and more. Our promise is to exceed your every expectation.
It doesn’t matter what your basement apartment renovation needs are, our team is happy to work with you until you realize your dream. In addition to innovative ideas, we will ensure all the building codes are met. We will also help with the extras like heated flooring, separate entrance (walk-out basement), ceilings, and more. Reno Duck is your one-stop-shop for all your basement apartment renovation needs. Give us a call anytime and let’s work together to bring your vision to life.
Additional Things to Consider When Constructing a Basement Apartment Renovation in Toronto
During a basement apartment construction, there are other elements to consider along with the layout. The flooring and ceiling also play a role in the basement’s durability and final appearance. That is why we recommend talking to an expert before making any decisions. Here are some tips to follow when thinking about these two important features:
When it comes to flooring, it is important to consider style as well as temperature and humidity control. While you’ll want something that looks good, you also need to make sure it can stand up to the potential moisture that can seep through concrete floors. Installing a subfloor over the basement concrete will help eliminate basement dampness. To cover the sub-floor, you’ll need materials like vinyl, carpets and hardwood. These materials all have their benefits, so it is important to choose the one that makes the most sense for your basement.
The ceiling is another integral part of the basement apartment and should be considered just as carefully as the flooring. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t give it much thought. A well-designed ceiling can make a big difference in the overall appearance and comfort level of your basement. There are many options to choose from, but we recommend installing suspended ceilings because they are easy to maintain and offer a clean, finished look. Additionally, they can help with soundproofing and temperature control.
FAQs About Basement Apartment Renovation
Does Your Basement Apartment Need Two Exits?
Sometimes it is important to create a secondary exit for your basement apartment if you do not already have one. This is not only a safety precaution but it is also required by law. A fire exit is a legal necessity for any rental unit and should be given careful consideration during the planning process. If you are unsure about how to go about this, we recommend consulting with a professional. This additional exit will also help keep the renovation materials and equipment out of the main living area. The location of the secondary exit has to be in line with the basement apartment’s floor plan. It is best to consult with an expertl before making any final decisions.
Does the Apartment Need to Be Registered?
After your basement apartment passes the electricity and fire safety inspections, you will receive a Certificate of Compliance. The basement also has to be registered after meeting the Municipality Property Standards. If your basement is new, it must also meet the Building Code demands for your area.
You don’t have to worry. As long as you work with professionals and get the right permits, your basement apartment will be registered in no time. The registration process is fairly simple.
Does the Basement Apartment Comply with the Fire Code?
As a safety precaution, the basement apartment should also comply with the fire code. This is required by law and includes four must-haves: escape exits, fire detectors and alarms, fire containment, and electricity safety requirements.
A secondary exit is required in addition to the primary exit. The secondary exit doesn’t necessarily have to be a door. It can be a window that leads to the outside. As long as it meets the size and placement requirement, it’s fine.
A smoke detector is also a requirement. As for the electrical safety requirements, a professional should inspect the wiring to ensure it meets the current electrical code.
Should You DIY Your Basement Apartment?
While it may be possible to DIY a small basement apartment, we recommend working with professionals. Not only will this save you time and money, but it will also ensure that the job is done right.
Working with professionals also has its perks. For example, they can help you get the permits you need and make sure that your basement apartment complies with all the local codes and regulations.
A DIY for a small basement may cost $5,000, while a contractor may cost up to $15,000. While it may be attractive to save money by doing it yourself, the risks are simply not worth it.
Contact a Basement Renovation Expert
Homeowners planning to improve the aesthetic appeal of their homes or transform their basements into stunning living spaces, no longer need to worry about getting the right contractor. You can count on us. Our experts can handle all forms of repair and maintenance projects, basement underpinning, installation of a concrete stairway, waterproofing, and more. These experts have undergone many years of training, and have been serving the GTA residents for decades. So, you can count on their expertise. Contact us today.
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