Recent Projects

Tiffany’s Barn Door Basement

Tiffany hired Empire to create a unique basement that was modern yet comfy. The finished project included a simple wet bar to serve drinks and a custom barn door to add warmth and character to a space. Click bellow to view the finished basement.

John’s Man Cave

John’s basement renovation revolved around utilizing his space for entertaining, including a bar, gaming lounge and a private band room. Check out this project on our portfolio page.

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Our Services


We know there’s dozens of general contractors in Ottawa for you to pick from. That’s why Empire differentiates it self by focusing on basements and striving to be the best design + builder for families in Ottawa.


By focusing on just one home renovation piece, we’re able to make each project that much better each and every time, and that’s the value we bring to you and your family.

What We Do


If your ideas for basement renovation revolve around utilizing that space for entertaining, whether as a home theater or party room, then you should consider adding a bar to the plans. Depending on basement size and client desires, the professionals at Empire Basements can design and build anything from a minibar to a full-size bar to complement your homes new center for entertaining.


Now that youve decided to transform that dingy basement into the perfect home theater/recreation room, what about a bathroom? After all, if your renovated basement with its new home theater and bar is going to become your homes predominant area for entertaining, shouldnt it include a bathroom?

Fire Place

Just think of the cozy warmth and ambiance a gas fireplace will add to your renovated basement. Whether while sharing a drink with friends at your bar or watching a movie on the home theater, the professionals at Empire Basements can configure and site a fireplace that fits in perfectly with all elements of your new basement renovation.

Construction & Permits

Empire Basements takes care of all the numerous detailsfrom design to permitting to final inspectionthat need to be addressed in the successful renovation of your basement. No detail, no matter how minor, is overlooked during the renovation process.

Design Services & 3D renderings

Successful basement renovation begins with design services and rendering, and Empire Basements design professionals will work with you to determine the best configuration of your new basement features and style, and ensure that the new construction and installation will seamlessly conform to and work with the existing foundation and mechanical systems.


Your new home theatre will help your renovated basement become the predominant space for home entertainment. In fact, youll hardly be able to recognize the space as a basementanymore, and will undoubtedly adopt the home theatremoniker when referring to it.