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How much does basement development cost in Calgary?
The basement is a versatile space that you can transform into a home gym, wine cellar, game room, family room, extra bedrooms or an office space. The basement renovation cost can vary widely for each type of basement design, based on the type of material and layout you choose for the job. Lower prices can be expected if drywall and concrete floors are already installed. The cost of installing luxury fixtures and finishes will be on the higher end of the spectrum.
It is important to remember some of the factors that people frequently overlook when planning their basement renovation budgets, such as demolition, building permits, furniture and decor. If you are looking for basement development in Calgary or surrounding areas, look no further than our team of experts at Zen Living. We will work with you to create a space that meets your needs and budget.
How long does basement development take in Calgary?
Basement construction timelines also vary based on the scope of the project. The design process is always the most important, and we will work with you until you are satisfied with your design. We want you to understand that good planning can speed up the rest of the basement project. Typically, after our first few meetings, our team will draft a project plan that will provide you with an accurate estimate of your basement renovation timeline.
When do you need a Calgary basement development permit?
Depending on the scope of your basement project, we will review whether the correct permits are required or not. Remember that all changes of your home renovations must meet applicable Alberta Building Code requirements. For most normal changes, a basement construction will only require building safety approval (building permit). If your design or location does not meet land use bylaw specifications, you will also require planning approval (Development Permit). You must apply for a secondary suite if you intend to have a full kitchen and bathroom in your basement. A separate electrical permit is also required for all electrical installations and renovations.
Rather than do it yourself or go through all the trouble of researching the proper basement development permits and individual tradespeople (contractors, plumbers, designers, interior design company, etc.), you can start your project in a breeze with Zen Living. We can assist you in obtaining Calgary basement development permits to ensure your home renovation plan runs as smoothly as possible.
The Zen Living basement development process
At Zen Living, we are proud to handle every aspect of your Calgary basement development project with a timely and professional process. We understand that every basement is different, and we will take the time to understand your needs and develop a tailored solution for you and your family.
To get started, there are a few essential items our team will review with you. Honest and open communication is highly recommended every time. We will work with you to determine a design that works within your budget requirements, and we will make sure that timelines and logistics are confirmed. Our team members will come to your home and thoroughly review the space to determine the best design for your basement, including measurements, scale drawings, and a complete estimate. Zen Living will also provide you with a free detailed cost estimate based on your vision and budget until you have reached an agreement on your basement renovation. As an experienced basement builder in Calgary, we will complete your project meticulously, on time, and stress-free.