Amazing Basement Transformation

This basement in Toronto’s West end was extremely large, but was finished with very old materials and partitioned into many different rooms. After demolition the basement was completely opened up and featured 2 back bedrooms, a new 3 piece bathroom, office area, furnace room, and wet bar with a built in laundry. The special features of this space is the cork flooring and quartz countertops which are extremely special for a basement space.

Tracey's bathroom was due for a renovation and it was expanded by removing the closet in the hall in order to enlarge the shower and relocate the toilet. Heated flooring was installed beneath the floor and tied into the boiler system. The console sink adds to the original elements of the home yet retain the contemporary feeling of the bathroom.



"Our house was originally built in the 1940's and was a two-bedroom bungalow with a full bathroom on the main floor and a two-piece bathroom in the basement. The basement had been finished by a previous owner, but the use of the space was not ideal and definitely needed some work. After interviewing at least five different contractors, we decided to hire Ashton Renovations to complete a full basement renovation and to upgrade the main floor bathroom. What we liked about Mark above all the others was that he listened to us when we told him what we wanted and what our budget was. He was forthcoming in what he could do within our budget versus the others who told us what our budget should be.


The renovations involved quite an extensive amount of work - complete demolition and removal of the existing basement and bathrooms; replacement of all radiator supply and return lines; removal of knob and tube wiring; installation of a new full bathroom, two additional bedrooms, and a new laundry/kitchenette area in the basement; and upgrading the main floor bathroom.


Throughout the process, Mark kept us informed on progress and took the time to explain what he was doing. You can tell that Mark takes pride in his work which is reflected in his team and the trades people he employs. Mark was invaluable in making suggestions on design and fixtures which saved us a lot of time - we were able to tell Mark the style we liked and he knew exactly what we'd be happy with.


We are very happy with the work that Ashton Renovations did and would be happy to work with them again on our next project."

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