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 basement into your dream room. The possibilities are endless! Whatever vision you have for a remodeled basement, with over 65 years of experience, the OakWood Team will not let you down.
OakWood’s full service solution for a basement renovation includes:
In-House Architectural Design
Expert Project Management
Expert project management with one point of contact including VIP client portal and on-site meetings to keep you informed and your project on-budget
All work is done by specialized OakWood approved kitchen experts. Work and materials are backed by an industry leading warranty.
“The OakWood Team can help you transform that unfinished, cold, dark basement space into a beautifully designed living space that is a seamless extension of your home!”
– Scott Rubino, Operations Manager, OakWood
Thinking of a new home theatre? Or maybe you’d like a new home gym? These beautiful photos show the incredible range of basement design options available to support your basement project. Many of the materials shown can be seen in fully functioning displays at the OakWood Design Centre.
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Planning and material selection couldn’t be easier
With OakWood you get a one-stop basement solution.
Everything you need is under one roof at our award-winning Design Centre and Showroom.
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 finished basement 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.
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.
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.
Custom Cabinetry & Millwork
Take advantage of OakWood’s exclusive production line inside Cabico’s manufacturing plant get an affordable cabinet solution made to measure for your basement. Choose from over 100 durable finishes, many different door styles, configurations, and material options including red birch, rustic cherry, cherry, red oak, hickory, maple, rustic alder, knotty pine, caramelized bamboo, and many others. Knob or pull? Black or brass? Stain or glaze? Talk to your OakWood Designer about the endless possibilities.
What our clients are saying
"After I worked through your site many times and searched out customer reviews on OakWood I knew we had found what we were looking for."
"The project management on this aspect of our renovation was excellent. We were kept apprised of developments as the work progressed and our input and concerns were addressed immediately. The work was done in a professional manner with minimal impact on our daily lives. Overall it was a very positive experience and we are very pleased with the results”
"We are both ecstatic and pleased with the finished product and professionalism demonstrated by your company."
Robert Cvetas and Serge Labrecque
“We choose OakWood because friends of ours had OakWood do an addition for them. Also because the company seems to have a good reputation. Lastly because we are very busy and do not have the time to organize all contractors and supplies in order to manage a renovation project.”
"Once again, Oakwood has met all our expectations for this project involving the tree removal, the fence installation and the relocation of the shed. We assure you that with a few more projects to come, we will continue to refer to Oakwood without any hesitation. Thank you for everything!”
“We are very happy with the renovation work done on our home…We had no real surprises and all change orders but one was initiated by us so we ultimately had control of expenditures. ”
"I am completely blown away with my new basement. It is exactly what I was looking for."
"From your initial response to our telephone call through the entire repair, the job was handled quickly and professionally. We thank you for your attention to this matter."
Judy and Doug Fyfe
“I just wanted to thank you for everything (ensuring things were fixed, digging into what had happened before you joined the project, and getting the front and back finished, amongst other things!). It's so nice to have both projects finished.”
“I also really appreciate your work in managing this project - your communications have always been professional, honest and open, making this experience much more palatable"
"Thanks to OakWood for making our new basement the kind of space we like to be in. We will certainly enjoy decorating it over the next few months. The Oakwood team, including all your subcontractors, made our home renovation project the easiest and most streamlined process.”
“…I cannot speak too highly of OakWood. I have passed your name to many friends who are contemplating renovations in the year.”
"We are very pleased with the work OakWood did on our basement. They were very knowledgeable about the planning and requirements of the project and all of their trades were extremely professional."
"We hired OakWood to do our basement renovation a few years back. They did an outstanding job and even came back to fix a small repair job years later."
"In short it was a brilliant success! The end result exceeds expectations and along the way we met lots of great people with great skills and talents. The entire process was professional, well managed, well-staffed and we had complete confidence that the end result would be worth any renovation anxieties along the way."
“Thank you very much for a job well done. We do appreciate the commitment shown by everyone involved”
“We recently moved into our new home and planned on renovating the basement. We approached OakWood and were stunned by their amazing Design Centre, state of the art technology and detailed processes. The renovation was a huge success!”
"Our Designer got to know us by listening to what we were looking for and brought forward innovative ideas, pushing a bit to see where we were comfortable and where we were not. The design process was organic-growing from a concept and it took a good number of versions and modifications as the process went forward. Throughout it all, Our Designer was patient and professional, answering questions and providing advice."
Marilyn and Peter Hill
"We are so grateful that we entered into a fixed price contract with Oakwood and that we were blessed with two extremely professional and talented people in Dan and Scott. Thank you!"
Joanne Levesque and Rick Picard
"We have been very impressed with the progress that has been made on our renovation project. All of our questions have been answered. Additionally, all of the contractors have been very polite and courteous, even knocking on the door in the morning before opening it with the key. They have left the house relatively clean and they tidy up behind themselves.”
David & Noreen Haley
“We really appreciated the great service and project. Thank you and team very much.”
Berend Jan Velderman
“As always, your staff is professional and meticulous. We really appreciate all of your great work and would not hesitate to recommend or use you for a future renovation.”
Nancy Carlson and Bruce Gordon
OakWood in inclusive, trustworthy, honest…I don’t think there is a comparison.
"I would like to say how pleased we are with the work being done to refresh our basement. Once again, thank you for all of your work in skillfully proposing and managing this project. We are very happy to have the Oakwood team leading these renovations.”
“This is an e-mail to express my appreciation for the work that Oakwood did in renovating my basement into a beautiful living space for me and my family. I am so happy with all the work that was done, it is just how I pictured it. I know it was a lot of work and Richard did a wonderful job. Thanks again for all your work in helping me get the basement looking so good.”
“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 now know why OakWood has been in business for so many years and why we see so many of their signs in our neighbourhood."
Michelle and Glen
Our kitchen is more than the dream we hoped it would be…
Larry and Carol Lethbridge Hudon
"OakWood's creative problem solvers and friendly staff work together to ensure a quality finished renovation project which fully meets customer needs and expectations. You can trust OakWood to get the job done!” Susan Roberts
“We wanted to thank you for the professional approach and great job that was done by the crew. It’s hard to get excited by a “sump pump room”….(wish it was a new kitchen or basement) but it’s exactly what we needed in terms of cleaning up that space and making everything easily accessible and damp free.”
“Thank you so much for all your help with this. Your work with us was amazing.”
Elliot Lee & Soojin Chun
“OakWood worked with us, listening to our ideas and delivered a fantastic design.”
Atul & Richa Aggarwal
"All in all we are very happy with our new kitchen, and looking forward to enjoying it for a long time. Thank you for your part in making this renovation experience as painless as possible! “
Paula and Dave Roach
"They were able to make what could have been a harrowing roller coaster ride a smooth one. Working with OakWood wasn’t just the most important decision we made, it was also the best decision we made."
Erik van der Torre
“We're quite happy and we'd just like to express commendation. We're extremely pleased and relieved. Thank you very much for the time you've taken to put things right for us.”
Michael & Caryl Pratt
"I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the final result of our main floor renovation. The difference is stunning! We had a pretty good idea what we wanted right from the very beginning, but the end result is much better than we expected."
"To summarize, Oakwood delivered our project on time (actually faster than expected), exactly on budget, while providing excellent collaboration, transparent communication, and an indefatigable commitment to delivering exactly what the client wants. Can you tell I'm a happy customer? Chose Oakwood and you will be too!"
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