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Basements are often forgotten spaces that go to waste. Your home’s basement could be a hidden gem when designed correctly, however.

Here are some unique and functional basement renovation ideas:

The perfect home-gym to inspire you to workout

Basement converted into a calm and quiet space for yoga.

The COVID-19 pandemic led to the closure of most gyms. In fact, public gyms were considered a hotbed for viral transmission.

Many people have invested in gym gear to use at home to keep up with their fitness goals during the pandemic. If you’re one of them, now’s the best time to renovate your basement to create a home gym.

Depending on the kind of fitness regimen you’re into, it can be transformed into a gym with weights, a serene corner to practice yoga, or even a dance studio for you and the family.

Showcase your wine collection

Wine requires a cool and dry place that’s removed from direct sunlight. Your basement is the perfect area to store your wine. If you’re somewhat of a wine connoisseur, you probably have loads of wine bottles from your various wine tours and travels. To showcase and store your wine in your basement, get ceiling racks created to store the bottles.

A play area for the kids

 A child playing with their parent.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has led to us spending more time at home, homeowners are now investing in making their homes self-sufficient for their needs.

To do this, they are investing in comfortable backyard spaces, comfortable living areas, and even creating play areas for kids indoors. If you have extra space at home in the form of a basement, why not create a play area for the children? This area can store all their toys and you can perhaps have some fun things installed here like a basketball hoop, soccer goals, a small slide etc. By having a designated space to play in, you know your kids will be safe.


Tremblay Renovation is a leading Ottawa-based home renovation service with over 3 decades of experience in the industry. We specialize in kitchen, bathroom, and basement renovations Ottawa. Our professionals provide clients in Ottawa with beautiful and functional spaces according to their requirements.

Our team creates custom designs to convert underutilized basement areas into functional spaces. We ensure a stress-free completion of the project. Schedule a home design consultation with our professionals 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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