Ottawa's only Mike Holmes approved Contractor   (7,500+ Clients)

Basement Renovation Experts

Get the highest quality at a fair price – always on-budget GUARANTEED

Basement Renovation Experts

Get the highest quality at a fair price – always on-budget GUARANTEED

From simple basement makeovers to
complete design & build basement renovations

With over 60-years of experience, you can trust Ottawa’s only Mike Holmes approved Renovator for a basement renovation that’s done right – high-quality and on-budget, guaranteed.

We provide a one-stop basement solution that includes:

OakWood basement concept design

In-house design & planning experts

OakWood basement custom cabinets

Affordable high quality custom-cabinetry including entertainment centers and bars

OakWood basement material selections

Material selection including lighting, flooring, and ceiling solutions

OakWood basement inspiration

Guest rooms, laundry room, bedrooms, exercise rooms and washrooms

All work is done by specialized, OakWood approved bathroom experts.

Work & materials are backed by an industry-leading warranty.

Get Inspired by Our Gallery

See 100s of inspiring ideas for your basement when you visit the OakWood Design Centre & Showroom

What it comes down to is trust. I trust OakWood because they deliver. They get it right.

– Mike Holmes

What it comes down to is trust. I trust OakWood because they deliver. They get it right.

– Mike Holmes

OakWood has completed over 7,500 successful projects with an average approval rating of 98.9%

Whether you need a turnkey Design & Build renovation solution, a professional trades professional for a small fix-it or home improvement project, or you want to get started with a Concept Design – your next step is to talk with an OakWood Project Consultant

Schedule a complimentary consult now
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Or Call 613-236-8001.

Or stop by the OakWood Design Centre.

Hours

865 Taylor Creek Drive,
Orleans ON, K4A 0Z9

Monday 8AM–5PM
Tuesday 8AM–5PM
Wednesday 8AM–5PM
Thursday 8AM–8PM
Friday 8AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–4PM
Sunday Closed
Drop-ins are always welcome. We do recommend you schedule your visit to ensure an OakWood Consultant is available.

Whether you need a turnkey Design & Build renovation solution, a professional trades professional for a small fix-it or home improvement project, or you want to get started with a Concept Design – your next step is to talk with an OakWood Project Consultant

Schedule a complimentary consult now
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Or Call 613-236-8001.

Or stop by the OakWood Design Centre.

Hours

865 Taylor Creek Drive,
Orleans ON, K4A 0Z9

Monday 8AM–5PM
Tuesday 8AM–5PM
Wednesday 8AM–5PM
Thursday 8AM–8PM
Friday 8AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–4PM
Sunday Closed
Drop-ins are always welcome. We do recommend you schedule your visit to ensure an OakWood Consultant is available.

Here’s How We Can Help You with Any Basement Renovation Project

Design Centre & Showroom

Our new award-winning LEED Platinum Design Centre gives you a unique concept design and material selection process like no other – walk-ins always welcome!

Design Centre & Showroom

Our new award-winning LEED Platinum Design Centre gives you a unique concept design and material selection process like no other – walk-ins always welcome!

2017 Best Design Centre in Canada award from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association

  • The new OakWood Design Centre supports OakWood’s Design and Build process for OakWood Renovation Experts
  • Choose from over 7,500 items to pique your imagination – PLUS a database of over 150,000 items
  • Enjoy the freedom to choose materials from any manufacturer in the World
  • See one-of-a-kind displays showcasing the most innovative materials and design options for every room in the home
  • Drives unmatched design innovation and efficiency – everything you need for a beautiful renovation is under one roof!
  • Work with our in-house designers or an architect of your choice

Walk-ins are welcome. However, we do recommend you schedule your visit to ensure an OakWood Consultant is available when you come.

Or call 613-236-8001

Hours

865 Taylor Creek Drive,
Orleans ON, K4A 0Z9

Monday 8AM–5PM
Tuesday 8AM–5PM
Wednesday 8AM–5PM
Thursday 8AM–8PM
Friday 8AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–4PM
Sunday Closed
Hours

865 Taylor Creek Drive,
Orleans ON, K4A 0Z9

Monday 8AM–5PM
Tuesday 8AM–5PM
Wednesday 8AM–5PM
Thursday 8AM–8PM
Friday 8AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–4PM
Sunday Closed

There’s nothing like it in North America”

Mike Holmes

Watch our 2-minute video to see exactly how our Design Centre & Showroom uniquely supports every-step in your renovation and saves you a bunch of time…

The World Really is Your Playground with the OakWood Design Centre

Choose basement materials from any manufacturer in the World including
And 1000s of other quality suppliers.
Or choose from our preferred list of handpicked quality Partners
It’s your basement renovation. Get exactly what you want.
With OakWood.

The OakWood Approach

See at-a-glance how we take care of everything from start to finish

The OakWood Approach

See at-a-glance how we take care of everything from start to finish

DESIGN

Our 3D concept services starts with your vision and leads you through a comprehensive design and material selection process. By taking full advantage of our Design Centre and Showroom you get equal parts inspiration and efficiency.

Our Benchmark Concept Design service includes:

  • Feasibility study and an onsite inspection to take exact measurements
  • Brainstorming and idea sharing with our certified Design Consultants
  • Floor plan of your existing space and the new layout
  • Material selection and finishes from any manufacturer in the World through the OakWood Design Centre
  • Design plan review by an experienced Carpenter to ensure good building practices
  • 3D line drawings of your planned renovation (2 views included)
  • Final 3D rendering with 360-degree views of your renovation based on final materials (2 views included)
  • A comprehensive fixed-price agreement based on your final material selections and approved design

OPTIONAL:

  • We can also provide photorealistic 3D renderings, or interior or exterior fly-by video of your planned renovation
  • Recommended for larger or more complex projects – ask us for details

PLAN

Every detail of your renovation is documented in our industry leading BuildPLAN™. This comprehensive document leaves nothing to chance and is a complete reference guide and a renovation roadmap for your project.

Includes

  • Final scope of work with room-by-room details of your renovation including all finishes
  • Architectural requirements
  • All design elements and material selection decisions
  • Construction & scheduling
  • Field project management
  • City permits & inspections
  • Timelines, milestones, and a payment structure

BUILD

Only the best trade professionals supported by time tested processes and construction specific project management technologies – all quarterbacked by a dedicated Project Manager to ensure your project stays on track with no surprises.

Includes

  • Scheduled In-home meetings with our Project Manager
  • Secure 24/7 access to our Client portal which gives you real-time access to updates on your project and documentation
  • A designated Project Manager giving you one-point-of-contact once construction begins
  • Schedules are automatically updated using advanced cloud-based systems
  • Qualified in-house experts to support each step including Project Consultants, Architectural Technologists, Interior Designers, Schedulers, and Quantity Surveyors
  • All work is done by the best certified trade professionals in the City

Nothing beats OakWood’s Design & Build service for a complete, high-quality renovation that’s as worry free as possible

The OakWood Promise

High-quality and on-budget – you will never pay a penny more than we quote

Whether you are considering a simple upgrade or complete Design & Build makeover, you want your renovation done right.

We take that responsibility very seriously.
We guarantee the OakWood Team will not let you down.

What you get with every OakWood service
  • Fair price for quality work
  • Eco-wise construction methods with reusable materials being donated to Habitat for Humanity
  • Meticulous planning and project management using state-of-the art tools
  • Fast and accurate estimates with transparent pricing
  • Broom clean at the end of every day with “no go” zones where Trades workers cannot go
  • Your project completed on-budget with no surprise “extra” costs
  • True passion and the experience you need to make your dream renovation a reality today
  • Courteous, professional workers who will be respectful of your home and on-time
  • The best trade professionals in the City are vetted, certified and police checked
  • Comprehensive warranty on all products and services
  • Final walk around and inspection to ensure your complete satisfaction
  • Appropriate insurance to protect your home and all workers
  • Fast Trade Partner and Supplier payments to protect your home against Leins
Included automatically with our Design & Build service
  • Material selection through the OakWood Design Centre
  • Concept Design with three options: OakWood’s benchmark service, our recommended 3D Concept Design with line drawings and 3D renderings, or an optional upgrade that includes photo realistic renderings
  • All Change Order pricing in advance of work being completed
  • OakWood is Secret level security cleared
  • Timelines and schedules
  • Job site fencing and portable bathrooms
  • Additional dust protection
  • Access to a password protected Client Portal to get real-time updates on your project
  • 24-hour emergency hotline service
  • City permits and inspections
  • Additional project meetings
  • Comprehensive Build Plan
  • Tear down and removal

Patricia Liptak-Satov, Vice President, Operations and John Liptak, President & CEO accept a Best Ottawa Business Award from the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal

The OakWood Promise

High-quality and on-budget – you will never pay a penny more than we quote

Whether you are considering a simple upgrade or complete Design & Build makeover, you want your renovation done right.

We take that responsibility very seriously.
We guarantee the OakWood Team will not let you down.

What you get with every OakWood service
  • Fair price for quality work
  • Eco-wise construction methods with reusable materials being donated to Habitat for Humanity
  • Meticulous planning and project management using state-of-the art tools
  • Fast and accurate estimates with transparent pricing
  • Broom clean at the end of every day with “no go” zones where Trades workers cannot go
  • Your project completed on-budget with no surprise “extra” costs
  • True passion and the experience you need to make your dream renovation a reality today
  • Courteous, professional workers who will be respectful of your home and on-time
  • The best trade professionals in the City are vetted, certified and police checked
  • Comprehensive warranty on all products and services
  • Final walk around and inspection to ensure your complete satisfaction
  • Appropriate insurance to protect your home and all workers
  • Fast Trade Partner and Supplier payments to protect your home against Leins
Included automatically with our Design & Build service
  • Material selection through the OakWood Design Centre
  • Concept Design with three options: OakWood’s benchmark service, our recommended 3D Concept Design with line drawings and 3D renderings, or an optional upgrade that includes photo realistic renderings
  • All Change Order pricing in advance of work being completed
  • OakWood is Secret level security cleared
  • Timelines and schedules
  • Job site fencing and portable bathrooms
  • Additional dust protection
  • Access to a password protected Client Portal to get real-time updates on your project
  • 24-hour emergency hotline service
  • City permits and inspections
  • Additional project meetings
  • Comprehensive Build Plan
  • Tear down and removal

Patricia Liptak-Satov, Vice President, Operations and John Liptak, President & CEO accept a Best Ottawa Business Award from the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal

Other OakWood Renovation Services Include:

Concept Design

Visualize your dream renovation before buying materials or we lift a hammer
  • Offered as a standalone service for any type of renovation
  • Work with our Certified in-house designers to start planning your dream renovation
  • An ideal first step if you’re not ready to build and want to see what your renovation will look like when finished
  • Includes several service offerings like; brainstorming, a detailed design plan, material selection, floor plans, photo realistic 3D renderings, and a fixed price agreement for building

HandyManPRO

Get your fix-it projects and simple home improvements done right by an OakWood trade professional
  • Work includes: repairs, plumbing, new sink or faucets, counter top, electrical, painting, flooring, swapping out cabinetry, toilets, or shower systems and more
  • Get a quote over the phone or for more complex projects schedule an onsite visit
  • We charge a consultation fee for an onsite visit – which is applied to the first three hours of your project

Custom Cabinetry

Get a Seriös advantage
  • Owned by OakWood, Seriös has a dedicated production line inside Cabico – Canada’s largest independent manufacturer of custom cabinetry
  • Get exactly what you want – everything is customized to your exact specifications
  • Includes many standard features that are upgrades for most cabinets – such as self-closing drawers, natural wood sides, plywood back, and more

Aging-in-Place

Modify your home to ensure it’s safe and welcoming for you now…and in the future
  • OakWood offers a free in-home assessment to qualified individuals and a customized design and build solution for addressing challenges that often come with aging or disability
  • Our Aging-in-Place service can identify common problems while providing home modification recommendations that ensure ease of access and your safety
  • Renovation solutions can include wider doorways and hallways, reinforced handrails or easy climber stair-lift systems, walk-in tubs, safety grab bars, and many others

Other OakWood Renovation Services Include:

Concept Design

Visualize your dream renovation before buying materials or we lift a hammer
  • Offered as a standalone service for any type of renovation
  • Work with our Certified in-house designers to start planning your dream renovation
  • An ideal first step if you’re not ready to build and want to see what your renovation will look like when finished
  • Includes several service offerings like; brainstorming, a detailed design plan, material selection, floor plans, photo realistic 3D renderings, and a fixed price agreement for building

HandyManPRO

Get your fix-it projects and simple home improvements done right by an OakWood trade professional
  • Work includes: repairs, plumbing, new sink or faucets, counter top, electrical, painting, flooring, swapping out cabinetry, toilets, or shower systems and more
  • Get a quote over the phone or for more complex projects schedule an onsite visit
  • We charge a consultation fee for an onsite visit – which is applied to the first three hours of your project

Custom Cabinetry

Get a Seriös advantage
  • Owned by OakWood, Seriös has a dedicated production line inside Cabico – Canada’s largest independent manufacturer of custom cabinetry
  • Get exactly what you want – everything is customized to your exact specifications
  • Includes many standard features that are upgrades for most cabinets – such as self-closing drawers, natural wood sides, plywood back, and more

Aging-in-Place

Modify your home to ensure it’s safe and welcoming for you now…and in the future
  • OakWood offers a free in-home assessment to qualified individuals and a customized design and build solution for addressing challenges that often come with aging or disability
  • Our Aging-in-Place service can identify common problems while providing home modification recommendations that ensure ease of access and your safety
  • Renovation solutions can include wider doorways and hallways, reinforced handrails or easy climber stair-lift systems, walk-in tubs, safety grab bars, and many others

Our Customers Say it Best!

…OakWood remains our number one choice for any home renovation work that we may contemplate in the future.

Walter Wood

5 Star

[OakWood] takes pride in the workmanship and professional touches. They work to keep their customers happy.

Ruth and Malcolm Vant

5 Star

Our kitchen is more than the dream that we hoped it would be…

Larry and Carol Lethbridge Hudon

5 Star

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.

Pablo Sobrino

5 Star

We always felt confident that our home was in good hands. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Oakwood to friends and family.

Carolyn Turner

5 Star

What impressed me over and over again was the ability of the OakWood Team to deal with each and every issue that came up in record time…

Bethany Johnston and Dee-Anne Wilson

5 Star

Over 60 Years of Experience Designing and Building it Right

A fourth-generation family run business, we’ve been proudly helping Ottawa homeowners transform their homes into inspirational yet functional living spaces since 1956.

We specialize in high-quality, design and build solutions using a unique approach to give you the most complete, enjoyable, and worry-free renovation possible.
From beautifully designed and well-managed kitchens, bathrooms, basements and additions to small ‘fix-it’ handyman projects, OakWood is a name you can trust to do your project right and always on-budget.

Holmes Group

The first Renovator in Canada and only Ottawa Contractor to measure up to Mike’s standards

Consumers Choice Award

Voted Ottawa’s Best Home Designer and Renovation Company every year since 2008

Awards

Winner of many prestigious awards including Best Design Centre in Canada and first Ontario Renovator of the Year