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When homeowners decide to revamp their basements, they often hear terms like basement renovation, finishing, and remodeling thrown around interchangeably. However, these three terms refer to distinct home improvement projects with different goals and scopes.

What is Basement Remodeling?

Basement remodeling is a comprehensive home renovation project that involves altering the existing structure of a basement to create new living spaces, improve functionality, and enhance aesthetics. Unlike basement finishing and renovation, remodeling involves substantial structural changes, such as removing or relocating walls, installing new plumbing, electrical or HVAC systems, and creating new bedrooms, adjusting low ceilings, making a new laundry area in the house and much more. 

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How is Basement Remodeling Different From Renovation and Finishing?

Basement renovation primarily addresses any damage or defects in the basement’s structure or systems, such as fixing leaks, cracks, or water damage. Renovation aims to restore the basement’s original condition and functionality, without necessarily adding new features or enhancing its aesthetics.

Basement finishing, on the other hand, involves converting an unfinished basement into a livable and comfortable space by adding flooring, walls, ceilings, and lighting, as well as other functional features. Finishing often requires minimal structural changes and relies more on surface-level improvements to transform the basement into a usable and appealing living space.

In contrast, basement remodeling goes beyond finishing and renovation by introducing significant structural changes that alter the basement’s layout, design, and functionality. Remodeling may involve adding new rooms, changing the location of existing ones, and reconfiguring the basement’s plumbing, electrical, or HVAC systems to accommodate new features, making from scratch things like, bathrooms, kitchens, and entertainment rooms, bedrooms, stairs etc. 

Basement Remodeling Projects often involve:

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How we Perform End-to-End Remodeling of a Basement for you?

Before you dive into remodeling your basement, there are some pre-jobs that you must do to make sure that your basement remodeling process is smooth and less time-consuming. In this guide, we will walk you through the essential steps of remodeling your basement from start to finish so that you could see a vast difference before and after.

Step 1: Review the Documents

The first step of remodeling your basement is to review the documents. In Canada, you cannot just remodel a basement and start using it. The law is very strict, and you must have proof of documentation for everything you do. The property that does not abide by the rules set up by the law gets the tag of being illegal. An illegal property can be demolished and taken over by the government at any point in time no matter its finished or not. You cannot even rent out an illegal property because renting it out can get you into trouble so its always better to be in touch with a company for finishing and remodeling your unfinished basements. 

In Canada, there is a law of occupancy according to which you have to mention the purpose your property will be used for when you are registering your property in the government record. Once you have assigned the purpose for which your property will be used, then you cannot change that purpose. For instance, if you have mentioned that you will use your basement for a home theater for personal use, then you cannot rent it out as a living space to anyone.

If you want to remodel your basement and want to use it for some other purpose, you will first have to do all the paperwork to get legal permits for utilizing your space for a different purpose. We can assist you in standing in queues and doing all the paperwork required to make your basement remodeling process lawful and legalized.

Step 2: Inspect the Structural, Plumbing, and Electrical System

In basements, there are often plumbing problems such as leakages from windows and seepage in the ceiling. This could affect the overall electrical system of the basement and limits the remodeling options for the basement. Another issue that is often faced while remodeling the basements is the low ceiling. A basement that has a low ceiling cannot be remodeled very easily through DIY techniques. There should expert contractors hired because they know the tactics of making the low ceilings look taller.

At SAWW Solutions, we send our inspection teams who perform a detailed inspection of your basements and share with you simple remodeling ideas as well as shortlist your given ideas that you could adopt keeping in mind the structural, electrical, and plumbing condition of your basements.

Step 3: Do the Budgeting

We then sit down with you to give you a real-time check. We make you aware of the average cost that each of your ideas would require in order to be born from your dreams into the real world. From adding a wall, to repositioning the bathroom, to making another room and to creating a partition, we unfold the cost of every innovation that you are planning to make. So that you could prioritize the changes as well as the material that you would want to include in your remodeling project. 

After finalizing the changes, the material, and the duration you want your project to be completed, we give you a quotation which is free of cost.

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Step 4: Let You Choose Your Contractor

At SAWW Solutions, we completely understand the importance of having the right contractor assigned. Therefore, we allow you to choose your contractor by trial and error method. Because a right contractor is someone whose frequency of understanding things matches your frequency so that both you and your contractor remain on the same page throughout the project. Also so that you could transfer whatever image you have in your head and your contractor could interpret it.

Step 5: Construction

After all these protocols, we start the construction and stay connected with you 24/7. 

We are leading provider of high-quality basement remodeling services, offering a range of options including bathroom repositioning, adding a room, wall partitions, and complete demolition and design. Our team of certified professionals includes designers, architects, contractors, and laborers who are highly skilled and dedicated to delivering exceptional results.

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our ability to complete projects within your budget and timeline. Our experts will work with you to create a custom design that meets your specific needs and preferences, and we offer 24/7 support throughout the entire process. Whether you need to transform your basement from scratch or simply want to divide a large room into two separate spaces, we have the expertise and knowledge to get the job done right.

At SAWW Solutions, our main goal is to leave our customers fully satisfied with the results of their basement remodeling project. We believe in delivering exceptional customer service and ensuring that every aspect of the project meets your expectations. We take pride in our ability to create beautiful, functional living spaces that enhance your home and your quality of life. We deal with all sizes of basements, may they be small or big.

So if you’re looking for expert basement remodeling services, look no further than SAWW Solutions. We offer flexible and inexpensive options tailored to your needs and budget, and our team is dedicated to delivering exceptional results with every project we take on. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you transform your basement into the space of your dreams.


What are the risks of a DIY basement remodeling?

DIY basement remodeling can be risky as it involves several technical and safety considerations such as electrical wiring, plumbing, and structural modifications. Improper installation can lead to fire hazards, water damage, and even collapse of the structure. It’s always better to consult with a professional contractor who has the necessary expertise, equipment, and experience to ensure a safe and successful basement remodeling project.

How can I afford the price of basement remodeling?

SAWW Solutions offers flexible financing options that allow you to pay in installments and avoid the need to arrange a large sum at once. We can create a payment plan that is tailored to your budget and needs, making the cost feasible for you to afford your basement remodeling project.

How will basement remodeling help me financially?

Basement remodeling can increase the value of your house, which can be beneficial if you plan to sell it in the future. By turning your house into two units through remodeling, you can sell one unit and keep the other one for your own use, which can help you generate additional income. Furthermore, remodeling your basement with the help of an experienced contractor can help you rent out the extra space without compromising the look and privacy of your house. Overall, basement remodeling can provide you with various financial benefits in the long run.

Which is the better option budget-wise, repositioning a bathroom or installing it all over again?

Repositioning a bathroom is usually more budget-friendly than installing a new bathroom, especially if your old bathroom is in good condition. By hiring a professional contractor, you can reposition the bathroom wherever you want without incurring the high costs of a new installation. However, if your old bathroom is worn out or outdated, installing a new bathroom may be a better option in the long run. It’s always best to consult with a professional contractor to determine the most inexpensive option for your specific needs.

How much does it cost to install a bathroom in the basement?

The cost of installing a new bathroom in the basement typically ranges from $600 to $1200, depending on the design and level of fanciness you choose. To find out the exact cost, you can use our cost calculator tool that takes into account various factors and gives you a good estimate. It’s always best to consult with a professional contractor to get an accurate estimate for your specific project.

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