Your basement has sat unfinished for over a decade. It’s an empty space, perhaps serving solely as storage for the time being. What’s there to do? If you aren’t clear on how to begin, or if you need help navigating your budget, or are unaware of municipal building requirements, we’ve got your back.

We are Basement Builders, one of Okotok’s leading experts in basement development.

Basement Builders works hard to design and build the basement of your dreams, no matter what you’re needing. A downstairs man cave? A suite you can rent out to elderly parents or potentially tenants, for a supplemented income? We can deliver. We serve Airdrie, Calgary, Chestermere, Cochrane, Strathmore, and Okotoks basement development and renovation services.

At Basement Builders, we can transform your basement into a fully functional space to suit whatever your needs are. If you are looking for a basement developer in Okotoks, then we have the skills and experience to satisfy your requirements. Our expert team have years of experience and can work with your ideas and budget to create an incredible space you’ll love now, and for many years to come.

Need inspiration for your basement development? See our most recent projects and examples of work here.

About Our Company

Our Okotoks Basement renovations team is the best choice for your upcoming project because we specialize exclusively in basement renovation work. Our entire team is focused on ensuring that you can make the most out of your basement space and we have the history to prove it. Our experience also ensures that we have a strong network of trusted tradespeople to make sure you get the highest quality renovation for the best price. Affordable basements with top-of-the-line quality are possible with Basement Builders!

Basement development in Okotoks is just the beginning of what we do. We renovate, develop, and finish quality basements that can suit about anyone’s needs. We want to make building basements simple, so you can stick with the process every step of the way.

Are you excited for your finished basement? So are we! We can provide you with a cost breakdown and a rough estimate for all your basement development plans. Think: you could have a theatre to entertain the whole family, a wet bar, or even a home gym! Our Okotoks basement builders are second-to-none in the industry and are ready and willing to meet and beat your expectations. We are ready to communicate with you, every step of the way, so you never feel out of the loop.

About You

We are your solution for high-quality basement development in Okotoks that does not break the bank. Whether you want a space to entertain or you are looking to sell in a few years, we will help you finalize on your decisions before building so that the final product meets your expectations – and exceeds.

Remodelling, renovations, development – we have got it all. Trust in us as your first choice for basement development in Okotoks. We can’t wait to deliver on your wildest dreams. As an approved part of the Bryan Baeumler Approved network of contractors and home service providers, the contractors here at Basement Builders are more than confident we can deliver on your needs.

Okotoks Basement Development Design

Basements can be used to transform a space into something that suits your needs. You might not have enough living space, or you need a bedroom or playroom to accommodate your children. The homeowners' needs will determine the layout of the spaces.

There are many basement design options in Okotoks. However, the most popular is the walkout basement. Because it receives more sunlight than other types, this basement is extremely popular. You can also use it for multiple purposes, including windows, doors, or staircases. Basements come in many sizes and shapes. Basements typically measure the same size as the home above. We have seen basements that are only one-half the size of the home. We will examine your design and make sure it meets all applicable codes.

Okotoks is seeing basement suites become more popular because people look to rent affordable spaces. Also, Okotoks is becoming more beautiful with visitors. Rentable space is a fantastic way to make extra income, without having to put in a lot of work.

This can limit the flexibility of basement development layouts unless the upper structure has been redesigned to meet the client's needs.

Once the beam structures and load bearing walls have been established for "holding up" the main structure then the basement development dividing walls can be laid out with the exception that they do not need to be in direct contact with mechanical work.

Because most of the design work for basement development is already included in the main structural drawings, the cost to design a basement is much lower than the main floor price for new homes.

The Cost of basement Development in Okotoks

What does basement development cost in Okotoks, anyway? While finishing your basement will not be cheap, it will add a whole floor to your home and increase its value. The average basement construction cost is between $20,000 and $70,000. Costs will vary depending on the space's dimensions, intended use, and material choice. Basement development costs for new homes are significantly lower than the main floor because most of the design work has already been included in the main structural drawings. We are happy to provide a quote on your project.

Our Okotoks Basement Development Process - How It Works


Our Okotoks basement developers make the entire development of your basement comfortable and stress free by laying out the process from the start.

Our approach to building and renovating is transparent, clear, and enables our clients to ensure that they can always feel 100% secure while their basement transforms before their eyes.

The first phone call

When we first take your call, we will discuss your wants and needs for your new basement keeping in mind the budget you are looking to work within.

We come to you

And not the other way around. Our team members are experienced in basement renovations in Okotoks and will come to your home and do a full review of the space on-site to determine the perfect layout and design that works best for you. This will include scale drawings, measurements, and a complete estimate.

Final meeting

Once the proposal is accepted by you, our team will return to the site and review the estimate and drawings with you to ensure all parties agree on the scope of the project, and to see if any changes may need to be made before development can begin.

Areas We Serve

Basement Builders is more than happy to service Okotoks, as well as to the following areas in Alberta:

Build With Us

Have you got grandiose ideas for your basement renovations in Okotoks? We are happy to help and want to work with you to bring them to life. View our most recent projects for samplings of what we do or give us a call today to discuss. Whenever you want to begin building with Basement Builders, know that we service Airdrie, Okotoks, Chestermere, Calgary, Cochraine, and Strathmore – just to name a few. We will treat your home as if it were our own. Get started with a free quote.

Okotoks Basement Development FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about what we do.

What references and testimonials can Basement Builders Provide?

Basement Builders is more than happy to present dozens of references and testimonials upon your request. See our testimonials that you can view on our website. We are also a HomeStars verified company, so you can check out their website to see even more of our testimonials. Click here

How much does it cost to develop a basement in Okotoks?

Technically, it is difficult to provide an average cost of basement development in Okotoks, as costs will vary from homeowner to homeowner and increase or decrease depending on the build complexity. A basic basement finish may start as low as $34,999 with Basement Builders. For a more accurate assessment, get a quote through our generator. The average cost of a home in Okotoks is around 565k, and as a general rule of thumb, your basement development costs should be between 8-12% of the total value or more if you’re looking to live in your house for more than five years.

Does Basement Builders offer warranty on its basement developments?

100%. You can view our warranty page here.

How many weeks does it take to finish a basement in Okotoks?

As you might expect, more complex builds can take longer to complete, but Basement Builders tends to average anywhere between 7-9 weeks to finish a standard basement. Upon the time of quoting, we will do our best to give you a more accurate timeline estimate.

Does Basement Builders offer options for financing in Okotoks?

Thanks to our partnership with FinanceIT, we do. We offer basement financing options and the chance to finance for up to 15% with an interest rate of 7.99% OAC. You may even have the option to choose an open-ended loan, which provides you the chance to pay off your balance at any time without penalty.

Does Basement Builders carry liability insurance?

Customers will be pleased to know that our business carries $2,000,000 liability insurance, and all our sub-contractors are insured similarly. Each of our sub-contractors is required to carry their own WCB insurance. Our renovations are all fully permitted, inspected, and the cost will be included in our closing price.

Get A Free Quote

Whether you’re wanting to build a new games room, kids play area or home theatre, our Okotoks basement development team can help make it happen. Get a free quote today!