Design & Build Experts Since 1956     (9,600+ Clients)

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

In-house architectural design & planning experts with detailed construction plans including 3D renderings to help you visualize every detail of your basement

Custom Cabinetry

Affordable custom cabinetry with unlimited options to dress up your basement. Wall unit, entertainment centre, storage units, and more.

Material Selection

One stop shop material selection including gas fireplaces, ceiling, lighting, wall & flooring solutions through our award-winning Design Centre

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 attic space into a beautifully designed, seamless extension of your home!”

– Sharon Lavigne, Special Projects Manager, OakWood

Get Inspired!

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.

Book a consult and tour to see for yourself!

See more beautiful projects to pique your imagination in our Inspiration Gallery!

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.

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See over 7,500 items and one-of-a-kind, fully functioning displays
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Access our database of over 150,000 products—many from our handpicked partners
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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..

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 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.

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.

This list barely scratches the surface of possibilities for your basement renovation.
Schedule a consult and tour of the Design Centre to see hundreds of options.

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