Basement Renovation Contractor — Surrey, BC

Toledo Renovations — We're Here to Turn Your Basement Renovation Dreams Into Reality

Put our Surrey basement contractors to work on your basement renovation project. When it comes to your basement, there’s lots of ideas that can go into it and we want to help you fulfill your dreams. Whether you want to transform it into an additional family room or turn it into a space for your home based business, your basement is a blank canvas waiting to become your dream space. From our years of experience, here are some helpful ideas and steps to guide you on your reno journey. 

Setting a Basement Renovation Budget

What is your budget going to be? Knowing this before we come in for an estimate will help you know what you have to work with and help us offer you a quicker and more accurate estimate that fits within your budget. 

 

If you are turning your unused basement into a home based business, allow for future income to play a part in how you decide your budget. The more you put into it on the front end, the happier you will be working in this space. Do your research beforehand to know what the market is like for similar home based businesses in your area. This will help you gauge what your income will be and how big your budget can be. 

How Much Will it Cost to Remodel a Basement?

Homeguide.com calculates finishing an average basement at anwhere from $22,000.00 to $46,000 and up. This cost is greatly influenced by what is already in place:

  • does the basement need water proofing?
  • does the ceiling need to be higher?
  • do you need a separate entrance?
  • do you need additional walls or existing walls taken out?
  • do you need additional plumbing?
  • do you need to rearrange electrical work?

The total cost of your basement reno can be considerably lower if the basic framework is already in place.

Should You Include Contingency Funds When Planning a Basement Reno?

It’s best to be prepared for unexpected surprises. That way, if they occur, you’re able to make the best decision for your home without being compromised. A good idea is to add an extra 20-25% to your budget as contingency.

Also consider that while your basement is being renovated, you won’t have access to that space. You may need to go out to do your laundry, or arrange for an alternate play space for your young children. Temporary daycare may need to be added to the budget.

What Basement Renovations Add Value?

As with anything in life, you get what you pay for. The most expensive basement renovation — a rental suite, guest suite or home-based business, will generate the most return on your investment. A fully finished rental suite will pay for itself relatively quickly. And during high demand for apartment rentals, will make the house an easier sell on the market. 

Less expensive renovations – adding an extra bathroom, or building a home theatre, will still add value to your home, while allowing you to enjoy it’s benefits right away.

Whether you spend a little or a lot, your Surrey basement reno contractor will help you realize your goals and maintain the budget you have planned.

Layout Planning

When it comes planning the layout for your basement, especially if you want it to be a rental suite, you will want to think it through, as well as design, on the front end. Your reno contractor will help you in the decision process to provide you with a beautiful and functional basement of your dreams.

Using your existing basement as the framework, we’ll see what is possible with these roughed in locations for electrical outlets and plumbing, to help keep costs down. If a bigger project is your goal, we can help determine what walls can and can’t be removed, where to add additional walls, and how current ceiling and flooring can be updated.

Next to the budget, the layout sketch is an important early step in the planning process of your basement renovation.

What to Expect in a Contractor for Your Basement Renovation

As your Surrey basement renovation contractor, we will be in constant communication with you — updating you on each step of the project. Please bring us all your questions, as there are no dumb questions!

We understand all the legal and safety precautions and requirements. We’ll obtain all needed Surrey building permits throughout the build.

If there are ever any complications or unforeseen aspects that come to the surface, we will bring them to your attention, along with our proposed solutions.

Our goal is to work alongside you as we turn your current basement into a rental suite, an in-law suite, or your dream basement.

How to Brighten Up a Dark Basement

When it comes to brightening up a dark basement, there are many ways to help make it a fresh, lighter living area. Your basement reno contractor will discuss different options to help you achieve the warm, welcoming basement living area of your dreams.

1

Add a Fireplace. In our experience, adding a fireplace brings light and warmth to any area. In a typical basement, with limited light coming in from small windows, adding a light source is key.

Wood burning fireplaces are on their way out, but consider a gas fireplace, or the more economical option of an electric fireplace. There are many versions that offer a realistic feel.

    2

    Storage — If your basement still needs to be your main storage area, storage units don’t need to be cold compartments. Using warm wood tones, recessed shelving and custom cabinets provide clean, uncluttered spaces to maximize the floor space. Bookshelves will make your basement feel cozier and by adding books with bright covers, will add an extra splash of color. 

    3

    A backlit frosted glass wall installation or screen will add additional light to a room and give the illusion of a hidden window. Your renovation contractor will discuss what options will work best in the space you have.

    Let’s Get Started on Turning Your Basement Renovation Dream into a Reality!

    If you’re ready to renovate, contact us.  We’d love to hear your wishlist for your basement renovation. We’ll come do a walk-through to see the space and hear your vision. We’ll then get you an estimate and talk you through what the timeline and process will be to get the correct permits and get started!