Turn Your Basement Into A Self-Contained Second Suite

Toronto Basement In-Law Suite Specialists

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Join the BCR! We’ve completed over 600 basements! Our process is easy and user-friendly so that you can take the hassle out of construction.

Our team will provide an accurate quote before we transform your basement into the ultimate senior-friendly space for your loved one to reside.

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A standard basement renovation simply won’t work

With years of experience in basement finishing in Toronto, we have learned some key factors to creating a senior-friendly suite. Here are some important considerations:

Door Width

Wider doors offer easy wheelchair access, while double doors to a master bedroom can allow a bed to be rolled in. Egress doors will also allow fast and easy access for first responders.

Electrical Outlets

Consider raising electrical outlets from the standard height to 18 inches off the ground. Higher outlets can be accessed from a seated position and minimize the need to lean or bend down to plug things in.


Use light colours for cupboards, benches, and appliances. We recommend electric burners as they turn red when hot and black when cool, plus they are safer than gas.


Low-pile carpet is a great option for ease of mobility — especially if you need flooring that a wheelchair can easily roll across. Tile and other hard flooring options are less desirable, as they pose a greater fall risk.


A walk-in shower with a grab bar is imperative. Consider a built-in bench to allow for seated bathing. A wide entry with no step also allows a wheelchair to enter the space for an easy transfer to the shower seat.


Recessed lighting can provide plenty of artificial light with minimal glare, which can be bothersome to low vision people. Wide wall switches are also great for lighting and desk lamps.


Light colours can brighten a space and make it easier for seniors to see, especially if they are visually impaired. Consider all of your options to bring natural light into the space — including egress windows, skylights, mirrors, etc.

Toilet & Taps

Lever-style faucet handles should be used to enable the sink and shower operation without having to grip and turn. Also, consider a chair-height commode with a lever flush mechanism.

Access to Main Level

The width of the stairs is an important consideration. Ensure that grab rails are installed on both sides. Chair lifts are also a popular and cost-effective solution when mobility becomes a challenge.

Basements Designed To Suit Your Loved Ones’ Current And Future Needs

After transforming hundreds of basements, we’ve covered just about every need. We want to help you design a customized, long-term living suite that offers comfort and functionality for your loved one. Begin your basement finishing in Pickering and across the GTA for a result that you and your family member will love.

Welcome your loved one into a safe, comfortable space without making them feel like they are living in a basement. They deserve it.


BCR Basements have added more than $18m to the property values in Toronto & Durham
We wanted to create a safe place for our son to play and lots of storage for his toys and books, and a place to unwind with a glass of wine after a long day. Finishing our basement didn't just increase the square footage and the value of our home. It ultimately improved our quality of life.

Erin & Matt Wilson


BCR Basements have added more than $18m to the property values in Toronto & Durham
It was challenging to find a trust worthy builder, someone that could manage the entire process and do a great job. Quacy and BCR team delivered on their promise! We could not be happier with the outcome.

Christian Surname


BCR Basements have added more than $18m to the property values in Toronto & Durham
Finally, a builder that turns up and delivers great quality work... on time and on budget...
How refreshing!

Sabina Perri

The BCR Promise

Our fixed-price guarantee means that you know exactly how much your project will cost, and you will never be charged a dime more.

Do not be caught by builders who under-quote to win your business, only to charge extra once you are committed. It could cost you a small fortune and untold heartache. 

At BCR, we provide a:

Defect-Free Guarantee

70 Point Handover Inspection

72 Month Structural Warranty

Fixed Price Promise

BCR is proud to provide premium basement finishing in Ajax, Whitby and the GTA. Our company is pleased to be an industry leader in the area. Founded on superior quality and exceptional customer service, we get the job done on time, every time.

Get a Free Quote

Contact us for a free quote and we will get back to you in no time! Let BCR Basements help you turn your dream basement into a reality.

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