As Ottawa’s only Holmes approved contractor, the OakWood Team is a big fan of Mike’s expression “done right”. For us, that means a basement renovation that’s well-planned, high-quality and always on-budget with no “surprise” extra costs. Let us help you reclaim unused space and transform a dated or unfinished concrete basement into your dream room. The possibilities are endless! Whatever vision you have for a remodeled basement, with over 60 years of experience, the OakWood Team will not let you down.

OakWood’s full service solution for a basement renovation includes:

All work is done by specialized OakWood approved trade professionals. Work and materials are backed by an industry leading warranty.

Scott Massie, Project Consultant, Renovation Expert, OakWood

“A well planned and designed basement will not only add to your enjoyment, it will add to your home’s resale value. In our experience, up to 70 percent of your basement’s remodeling cost could be recovered on resale.”

– Scott Massie, Project Consultant, Renovation Expert, OakWood

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OakWood has employees, suppliers and trade partners with an incredible range of styles and materials available to support your basement renovation.

Many of these products can be seen at the OakWood Design Centre and showroom. Book a consult and tour to see for yourself!

Planning and material selection couldn’t be easier

With OakWood you get a one-stop solution for your basement renovation project.
Everything you need is under one roof at our award-winning Design Centre and Showroom.

 See over 7,500 items and one-of-a-kind, fully functioning displays

Access our database of over 150,000 products—many from our handpicked partners

Choose materials from any manufacturer in the world

Flooring Options

Choose from a broad range of material choices including marble, granite, various wood options, linoleum, laminate and eco-friendly options like cork or bamboo. Our Design Consultants can share the pros and cons of each to help you make the best decision for your project. Where moisture and humidity is a concern, synthetic materials may be a better option..

Flooring Options

Choose from a broad range of material choices including marble, granite, various wood options, linoleum, laminate and eco-friendly options like cork or bamboo. Our Design Consultants can share the pros and cons of each to help you make the best decision for your project. Where moisture and humidity is a concern, synthetic materials may be a better option..

Mold Resistant Materials

Mold loves damp, dark spaces. Talk to an OakWood Project Consultant about recommendations and ideas for controlling humidity in your basement. Your options include moisture-resistant drywall, antimicrobial paint, synthetic carpet, dehumidifiers and others.

Basement Lighting

Good lighting is a basement’s best friend. Choose from many options to brighten up your new basement including track lighting, recessed pot lights, miniature lights, and many others. Use floor lamps to highlight special features and create ambiance. Lots of options! Let our Interior Design consultants give you a hand.

Basement Lighting

Good lighting is a basement’s best friend. Choose from many options to brighten up your new basement including track lighting, recessed pot lights, miniature lights, and many others. Use floor lamps to highlight special features and create ambiance. Lots of options! Let our Interior Design consultants give you a hand.

Basement Ceilings

From simple drop ceilings—which are super practical for accessing plumbing pipes and electrical connections—to decorative ceiling tile and exposed wooden beams, you’ve got plenty of material options and styles to consider. Renovating your basement is also a great opportunity to add insulation to keep heat or cool air upstairs.

Innovative Wall Ideas

If you have brick walls, you may want to consider keeping part of the existing walls exposed. Normally, finishing concrete basement walls involves adding insulation and covering with drywall. Various types of tile or rock combined with accent painting and curtains can give your basement a nice vibe.

Innovative Wall Ideas

If you have brick walls, you may want to consider keeping part of the existing walls exposed. Normally, finishing concrete basement walls involves adding insulation and covering with drywall. Various types of tile or rock combined with accent painting and curtains can give your basement a nice vibe.

Custom Cabinetry & Millwork

Add sophistication and elegance to your new basement with a custom wall or entertainment cabinet. OakWood has an exclusive production line inside Cabico Manufacturing to give you an affordable cabinet solution tailor made for your space with over 100 finishes and material choices including cherry, knotty pine, red oak, maple, rustic alder and many others.

This list barely scratches the surface of possibilities for your kitchen renovation.

Schedule a consult and tour of the Design Centre to see hundreds of options.

What our clients say

“OakWood worked with us, listening to our ideas and delivered a fantastic design.”

Atul & Richa Aggarwal
“We get many compliments on the addition and especially the very unique double vaulted ceiling in the family room!”
Mike Lee and Susan Allenby
“…I cannot speak too highly of OakWood. I have passed your name to many friends who are contemplating renovations in the year.”
Bert Cowan

“We’re really enjoying our expanded kitchen and our opened-up front entrance. The project has given our 1970s era house an up-to-date feel and makes entertaining much more enjoyable. Thanks so much to OakWood for making it happen!”

Alex and Mindee Mirhady

“There are two areas that particularly impress us about Oakwood: the quality of work and the exceptional work crew…We always felt confident that our home was in good hands. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend OakWood to friends and family. Thank you for a job well done.”

Carolyn Turner

“We are very happy with the renovation work done on our home…We had no real surprises and all change orders but one were initiated by us so we ultimately had control of expenditures. Overall, the renovation was much less stressful than we anticipated. I should add, that we stayed in the house for the entire renovation…In the end, I would be more than happy to work with OakWood again.”

Dan Wayner

“I found everyone right from the initial designers to the last person out the door to be extremely professional, hard working, friendly and very respectful of my home. The weekly meetings with you to discuss the work schedule, as well as any concerns I had were very helpful and kept me abreast of everything…In fact, I am so pleased that I will have OakWood back for other projects around my home. Again, I would like to convey my sincere thanks…”

Debbie Oaks

“It has been almost a year since we saw the finishing touches to our kitchen renovation. We thought that we should let you know that our “dream” kitchen continues to fulfill our expectations… In the space of about four months you took us from a virtually useless space to a modern kitchen that fit to the style of the house…We really appreciate the work that OakWood has done and we have in fact referred a number of neighbours to consider OakWood for their renovation projects.”

Jennifer Spence and Pablo Sobrino

“When we go to parties and find ourselves listening to horror story after horror story about renovation disasters, we can only shake our heads and think, “They should have used OakWood.” We were, and remain impressed by your consistent emphasis on quality materials, caliber of work and the client service mentality that obviously drives your business…”

Guy and Meredith Charlebois
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