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:
In-House Architectural Design
Expert Project Management
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 attic space into a beautifully designed, seamless extension of your home!”
– Sharon Lavigne, Special Projects Manager, OakWood
These beautiful photos show the incredible range of 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 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 say
Our house looks great! The curiosity of neighbours and friends has transformed to compliments and enthusiastic praise upon viewing. Thank you OakWood!
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 in inclusive, trustworthy, honest…I don’t think there is a comparison.
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.
Erick van der Torre
OakWood is a company that is committed to customer satisfaction, to a level of excellence and to ensuring that when the job is done, it’s done to perfection.
“They’re not your standard construction company. They’re a company that’s leading-edge; that does a lot of things differently from everyone else.”
“The OakWood Team seems really innovative. They seem really systematized – they’ve got the whole model down. They understand what people want, what they are looking for.”
“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…”
Jennifer Spence and Pablo Sobrino
“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. ”
“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. ”
“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’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."
Alex and Mindee Mirhady
“…I cannot speak too highly of OakWood. I have passed your name to many friends who are contemplating renovations in the year.”
“OakWood worked with us, listening to our ideas and delivered a fantastic design.”
Atul & Richa Aggarwal
“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…”
We get many compliments on the addition and especially the very unique double vaulted ceiling in the family room!”
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