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A furnished basement with a modern kitchen and a living space.

Hollywood has given a false connotation to basements. The terrifying scenes in the dimly-lit, not well-trafficked, spooky spaces have made them a scary spot.

After watching The Silence of the Lambs, you might want to put a lock on your basement. But there’s a better way to fight your fears: basement renovation.

A furnished basement will keep the imaginary monsters in your head at bay. Imagine a demon sipping a cup of coffee in a vibrant living space… doesn’t sound as scary, right?

Long story short, basement renovations can be one of the best things you could do to your home. You have so many avenues to convert the space into something special.

A finished basement will add extra space to your home and increase your property’s price tag. Here are some practical ideas for a newly renovated basement:

Kitchenette and Living Space

You can convert your basement into a gorgeous living space with a functional kitchenette. It will add a practical distance to your home and maximize its resale value.

We recommend adding white or tan walls to brighten the space, installing a gas fireplace to add ambiance, and decorating the room with colourful accents and art.

The basement kitchen will serve as the ultimate space for parties, enabling you to make scrumptious meals while hanging out with the guests.

A fully-functional kitchen with a backdrop for entertainment will create a purposeful, hassle-free space for everyday living.

Though you must ensure that your kitchen plan accommodates proper fire exits, plumbing, and ventilation. Bring an expert on board to stay on top of your renovation project.

A home theater setup and a wine collection in a basement.

The Ultimate Entertainment Space

You can transform your basement into an ultimate hub of entertainment and fun, and there’s more than one (read: dozens) way to do it.

For instance, you can create a movie theatre area by mounting a large LED on the wall or setting up an HD projector. A comfortable sofa or reclining chairs will complete the setup.

If you like to rock out but don’t want to disturb your neighbours, you can convert your basement space into a soundproof music room to have jamming sessions more freely.

Alternatively, you can add a pool, mini bar, and sitting area with snacks. Add a wine cellar to finish off the space nicely, making it a perfect place to hang out with friends.

If you’re left with extra space, you can add a mini gym to remain active and fit. You don’t need to spend a fortune. A few dumbbells, a bench, and a punching bag can do the trick!

Basement Bedroom

A master bedroom in your basement can be a perfect addition to your home, especially if the existing rooms upstairs are not spacious enough.

A basement bedroom will give you unlimited space for storing your clothing and accessories as well as greater privacy.

Moreover, converting your basement into a bedroom will increase your property’s value. The potential buyers would appreciate the extra furnished bedroom space.

The best part? You can also use this opportunity to add a luxurious bathroom to complement your master suite without going through the trouble of remodelling your existing bathroom.

Make sure to hire a professional bathroom renovation contractor to determine if you can work out plumbing for a bathroom in your basement.

Do you have any ideas in mind? Reach out to us today! We’re proud to be Ottawa’s trusted full-service renovator since 1989. Let’s talk about your basement renovations Ottawa goals.

We offer a wide range of home renovation services, including kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, and more.

Call (613) 748-9999 or visit our contact us page to request a quote today.

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Bryan Tremblay is the proud owner of Tremblay Renovation Inc. since 1989. Bryan was born in northern Ontario in a small French community, and he is proud to offer his services in both French and English. Being from the North, Bryan loves to spend time in nature. After moving away from the North, he needed a place to do just that. So he built a cottage for his family and friends from scratch; That is where he spends most of his weekends.

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