Ever wonder what you're neighbours are doing to improve their homes? Discover what other Ottawa homeowners have planned for their Basement Renovation projects by reading the details of their request for quotes below.
In total, TrustedPros has received 115 Basement Renovation projects posted by homeowners in Ottawa seeking the services of local Basement Contractors. Total estimated value of these projects is $3,219,000.00 with a per project average of $27,991.00.
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Our house is currently under construction. The closing date is September 5. However, we want to begin work on the basement ASAP after closing so that it shouldn't take long to finish it.
We have raised the ceiling to 9'. Would like to have a three piece washroom and drywall on the walls and ceiling. No extra bedrooms, bars etc. Will do the floor later on because we are planning to have a photo studio down there and will have to decide where to have laminate, and where to put carpet or any other type of suitable floor for a studio.
Our house is back-split. So will have three large 32/38€ windows in one wall. We plan to cut the concrete foundation (about 4ft high) where the middle window is and put a door there for a walkout basement. Will extend the deck over the door exit to have a sunroom type of place and to cover the area from snow and rain etc. Not sure if we would require a building permit from the City for that.
Need an estimate for this work
Need basement tiled, ceiling partially repaired. Outdoor faucet broke while garden hose was turned on and the water leaked into the finished basement.
Also, small wood ledge outside bedroom window has rotted out and needs to be replaced.
Lastly, small section of drywalled garage interior ceiling needs repair.
I am currently purchasing a Bungalow that’s got a semi finished basement. I would like to remove the ceiling and wood paneling on the walls and put up fire proof dry wall. This apartment must be fire safe and pass for a fire retrofit certificate. There is currently a washer, dryer, 3 piece bathroom, separate bedroom, boiler and furnace room. I need to extend the storage room to add a second bedroom and a kitchen (there is plumbing and I have purchased cupboards from Habitat). I'd like to put down tile flooring and pot lighting, a gas fire place and need to extend the windows to make a decent size escape in case of a fire. Upstairs there is already a separate entrance however I would like to add to fire proof doors to make it a common area. My deadline for estimates is this Saturday. The Basement is approximately 1,000 SF and this job could potentially lead to some renovations on the main floor.
We are looking to add a full bathroom (sink, toilet, shower/and/or/tub) to our partially finished basement in our home.
The area where we would like to add a bathroom is currently roughed in for sink and toilet only.
Since we have a very limited budget for this project I am looking to perform much of the work myself (subfloor, framing, drywall etc) as I believe it will save significantly on labour costs.
The main work I am looking to get done is the addition of a drain for a shower. I am given to understand that this generally involves removing concrete from the basement floor, laying a drain and replacing new concrete in the area.
The location of the shower drain would likely be approximately 3-4 feet from the main vertical drain hookup location.
In addition I am curious as to how much it would likely cost to run hot and cold water pipes from the ceiling above the location of the proposed bathroom to appropriate locations near the sink/toilet/shower. I am considering doing this work myself but it may make more sense for a plumbing contractor to do this work at the same time as a drain addition, depending on effort/cost.
I am not certain if this is sufficient information, but would be happy to attempt to provide any requested pictures/diagrams, I just don't know what might be required.
We require a contractor with structural knowledge and experience for two projects:
1. Relocate jiffy-post onto a new footing in our unfinished basement
2. Raise height of existing exterior door opening (incl. brick lintel), build up threshold and install new door
The home is a semi detached bungalow with a brick exterior, located in the Copland Park area.
I have a 3000 sq ft house (just over 2 years old). I have an unfinished basement at present which I want to finish. My requirements are to have an unfinished storage area (with a door), an unfinished furnace area (with a door), a full bathroom (with toilet, sink and stand-up shower) and this needs to be moved from its current rough-in area, a kitchen which will have a fridge, a double-sink, laminate countertop, and cabinets below and above the counter (the kitchen will be in a U shape -- so 3 sides to it), there will also be a home theatre area (plain white wall will be the projection screen and a projector -- all one level (no multiple levels in the theatre area) which will be enclosed with a wall and a door going into it and the rest of the area will be open area. I have 9 foot ceilings and am looking for dry wall ceilings with pot lights and am looking for laminate flooring (with underpadding to avoid moisture issue and to avoid basement floor being cold) all around except in the home theatre area which will have carpet. I am also looking for some sound proofing in the ceiling area where the home theatre will be.
I am finishing my basement and I require dry walling and ductwork framing. Specifically I would like to hang dry wall on my ceiling and need framing expertise to do this in order to maximize headroom. Also I would prefer to hire someone who could provide advice running the duct work for a bathroom fan in my basement. I am also look at carpeting the basement, if I could get a discount by hiring one contractor to do it all then I would appreciate this. Exploring estimates at this point and will not pay for one.
I have a newly built home and I am renovating the basement. I will be framing the walls myself and putting in a subfloor. Basically it is 450 square feet space with one bathroom and one rec room. I will need a shower, toilet and sink installed (rough in provided by builder). 12 pot lights, 8 electrical outlets, and one vanity light fixture, wiring for bathroom fan (and ventilation install), and one cable installed. I would like to carpet and drywall all surfaces.
Old field stone foundation. Half the basement was finished when house was purchased, but due to discovery of mold the basement has been more or less gutted. Water proofing and repair of the foundation will take place before the finishing job starts. The main room is 5m x 4.76m (197in x 187in). It contains a stair case along one wall that is 2.2m x 0.84m (87in x 33in). On the opposite wall there is a small window, electrical panel and a powder room measuring 1.56m x 1.86m (61in x 73in). In addition to this there will be a laundry area measuring 0.9m x 2.8m (36in x 90in). The ceiling height throughout is 1.75m (69in). The desired procedure would be to put down plywood on the floor over a dimpled membrane. Then a stud wall, insulated, and drywall taped and primed.In the laundry area a new laundry sink needs to be installed. Ceiling can be drywalled. Bathroom needs to be redone, keeping the fixtures and porcelain.
half of the basement is finished, has a bathroom, bedroom and living room. Want to finish the other half to add 2 or 3 more bedrooms and a kitchenette and a separate laundry room. The washer dryer may have to be moved a couple of meters. Need to move the hot water tank in the radius of 2 meters. The house is small, all together about 1100 square feet and it's square in shape. The work has to be done from Sep 21 to Sep 28 , 2009.
I am looking at finishing my basement (approximately 1100sqft). This project would require the following to be finished:
- stairs from main to basement
- general open recreation area
- bathroom (shower/sink/toilet)
The basement is completely unfinished save for a rough-in for the bathroom.
We have about 800 square feet of space to be finished. We would like a rec room, office, 3 piece bathroom and unfinished storage area. Note that we already have the rough in for the bathroom. Flooring will be carpet. Will need a little extra insulation as it currently does not run all the way down the wall. A bit of electrical work would be needed to give us potlights and outlets for media. We get possession of our new home June 1 and need to work to start right away so we can move in a couple of weeks later.
1930's brick house with a brick foundation
1000 sq feet
currently about 6'10-7' basement height
broken, thin concrete floors (1-2" thick, heaved and cracked all over, undulating).
little to no gravel underneath
We'd like the current concrete removed, floor levelled, possibly taken down a couple of inches if footings allow and a new concrete floor poured, (old plumbing replaced before new concrete), and the basement finished. Family room, one bedroom (with egress window slightly enlarged from current size), bathroom and utility room that currently has laundry. Standard finishings (exterior windows and doors will already be replaced), tile and carpet flooring. Drywalled ceiling with potlights. 4 piece bathroom with standard fixtures and cabinets.
The house was built in 1940. The previous owners redid the whole house except the basement. The basement is partly finished - 200 sq ft has ceramic tile floors, wood panelled walls, and a full bathroom but the electricity does not work on the whole side and there is no insulation. The other 200 sq feet has a slightly uneven cement floor (the foundation) and unfinshed walls and houses the washer, dryer and furnace - the electricty works on this side of the room. There is also very poor cold air return. Things we want done:
1. Level and finish the floor (200 sq feet) - either subfloor or poured cement. Cover 160 sq feet with carpet.
2. Demolish all wall partitions and open it all up (see photos).
3. Remove all wood paneling, install insulation and drywall.
4. Install drywall ceiling with pot lights
5. Install drywall around washer/dryer/furnace area creating a separate little room.
6. Fix electricity in half of room where is not working
7. Improve cold air return
House was built in 1917. Basement floor was re-poured in early 1990s (elevated) so nice and level. Partial renovation exists in spa area: (quality bathroom, walk in shower with ceramic floor and small finished area (7 x 6) also with ceramic) and beautiful cedar sauna (we don't use but would like to save wood and incorporate into rec room design). Want to use existing floor space below stairs and capitalze on under stairs storage area. Most of basement is drywalled but ceiling is open. Don't see this as a big job--just need to think creatively about re-design, incorporating spa area into undeveloped area to maximize space available (not a big basement by any means but would need to take small wall down in between spa and rest of area to be developed--other basement area includes workshop and other storage area--there would be two existing basement windows in finished room--already nicely trimmed in wood). Main feature of house is lots of exposed wood and we would want the same continuity in the basement (as mentioned, lots of nice cedar could be rescued from sauna dismantling). We have three kids ages 6, 7 and 8 so our budget is limited but the right person could do a really nice job building on what exists now...
We just purchased a 1947 house and want to finish the basement. The issue in the basement is it is going to be used to accomodate two different activities. One half of one side of the basement will be occupied with weight room equipment and the other half will be used as a rec room area to watch TV. The weight room equipment requires rubberized flooring while the rec room portion will be finished with carpet. We understand that our concrete basement has to have the original layers of chipped concrete paint removed / grinded off before a leveling concrete can be poured. The ceilings are low so were are hoping to lay a waterproof membrane down such as Superseal down and then apply carpet and the rubberized flooring overtop.
We are looking for a serious contractor/company that will look at the basement (at no obligation) and provide a quote within 5 days of viewing the area. Please note that there are several other projects/ upgrades being scheduled for this house. If the awarded contrator does a good job, this could work out to multiple jobs in the future. Thanks
I'd like to expand and improve my basement. It is half finished and I'd like to move the dividing wall back 10 feet. The wall to be moved is framed but has just rough plywood for the wall surface. I'd also like to drywall the ceiling and the ceiling of the staircase. There is a subfloor that will need to be expanded too so it can be carpeted. The existing drywall is fine but may need a skim coat and touch up. There will be also be some electrical work for the lighting. Currently there is an old drop ceiling that I will tear down.
I am finishing the Basement in my 3 yr old home and would like the project to include a bedroom for my daughter as well a full bathroom, I would also like to close off the furnace area into a room
the basement is 25' X 38'
what is preventing me from completing the project is trying to figure out how to install drywall around the duct work
the floor joist are fabricated I beams and there is a steel I beem where I would like to install a wall to run the lenght of the beam
I would like to do the project myself because of budget
but require some help to get the framing done
Finishing a basement.
Project requires spray foam insulation on outer walls, soundproofing in ceilings and interior walls, drywall and flooring. The project also includes finishing a 2 piece and a 3 piece onsuite bathroom (with shower).
Interior framing has been completed (except for overhead bulkheads) and plumbing has been roughed in.
Flooring will be tile over concrete throughout except in workshop. In floor hydronic heating is installed and duct work for aircon.
See attached drawings for details.
Electrical work and framing has already been completed. Need a quote for the following:
1. To excavate walk up and install footings as per building code and drawings. The house is backsplit. The concrete foundation at the backside is 54€ high. The height from basement floor to grade is 44.€ See cross sectional view at the bottom.
2. To install a 3-4 stone step in half circle walk up with walls to match in Pisa Stone retaining wall.
3. To install drain to existing weeping tile.
4. Saw cut existing window opening (48€) and install patio door (60€). The door is available.
5. To remove existing deck, install new footings and design a small deck with stairs to grade on the side.
6. To back fill with gravel and soil to construction grade.
7. Remove and reinstall the existing 6'x3' deck. Will have to enlarge the deck to 8'x3' - pressure treated.
8. To install 3 piece washroom, with neo-angle shower, vanity, sink and toilet (all fixtures already purchased).
9. To install porcelain tiles on Bathroom Floor customer choice of color and design. (Tiles purchased).
10. To install in washroom blue board on all interior walls taped, primed and painted paint - proper vapor barrier a must on the framing.
11. To trim and install door (available).
12. Install a cupboard in washroom (2' deep and 2' wide)
13. To drywall and sand walls and ceiling in the rest of open space in basement. Fro square footage see the image below.
14. To trim out 2 window and 3 doors with 3 € jams as in the rest of the house.
15. Install a door (30€ or more) for utility area.
16. To box in the rough in area with utility pies and install a cupboard there 2'.5€ deep, 11'.5€ wide and 8' tall.
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