We installed this basement suite in a single-family home in Skyview Ranch, near Calgary. The basement suite is designed specifically to serve as a legal rental suite with two bedrooms, which means being constructed in accordance with local building codes. The full suite includes a complete kitchen, bedrooms, entertainment area, and a bathroom. Prior to setting up the various rooms for the suite, we installed luxury vinyl plank on the floor, with carpet in the bedrooms. In order to keep to code, we installed a drywalled mechanical room as well. For heat, we installed a second furnace for the suite, complete with full separation from the other units. The paint job was designed to match the rest of the home. For the central entertainment area, we installed our full TV package. This includes one cable and internet connection, raised plug, in-wall conduit, complete with HDMI and TV backing. We also ran additional TV and internet to both bedrooms for full coverage.

Features
  • Legal Basement Suite
  • Full Kitchen
  • Mechanical Room
  • Heating
  • Flooring

Full Kitchen

The signature feature of this bedroom suite is a full legal kitchen, with appealing visual highlights like uppers and lowers with soft close hinges and a subway tile backsplash. This kitchen is also completely equipped with a full-sized refrigerator, stove, and 60/40 sink complete with a Riobel faucet. Not only does this keep to legal code for a rental suite, but it allows for complete cooking functionality.

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Full Kitchen

The signature feature of this bedroom suite is a full legal kitchen, with appealing visual highlights like uppers and lowers with soft close hinges and a subway tile backsplash. This kitchen is also completely equipped with a full-sized refrigerator, stove, and 60/40 sink complete with a Riobel faucet. Not only does this keep to legal code for a rental suite, but it allows for complete cooking functionality.

Flooring

With the exception of the bathroom and bedroom, the entire suite’s flooring is made from 5mm glued-down luxury vinyl plank for maximum durability in areas with high foot traffic. The bedroom has stain-guarded carpet with a 10 lb memory foam underlay, while the bathroom has durable ceramic tile, designed with longevity in mind.

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Flooring

With the exception of the bathroom and bedroom, the entire suite’s flooring is made from 5mm glued-down luxury vinyl plank for maximum durability in areas with high foot traffic. The bedroom has stain-guarded carpet with a 10 lb memory foam underlay, while the bathroom has durable ceramic tile, designed with longevity in mind.

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Mechanical Room

The mechanical room here required several important details to keep to the code for a rental suite. To meet these tight standards, we installed full drywall in the ceiling, as well as smoke sealing and a self-closing solid core door. To allow the rental unit to feel as independent from the rest of the home as possible, we installed a second furnace for this basement suite. Along with smoke sealing for the mechanical room, we also added a separate heating control for the basement occupant to adjust as needed on their own.

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Mechanical Room

The mechanical room here required several important details to keep to the code for a rental suite. To meet these tight standards, we installed full drywall in the ceiling, as well as smoke sealing and a self-closing solid core door. To allow the rental unit to feel as independent from the rest of the home as possible, we installed a second furnace for this basement suite. Along with smoke sealing for the mechanical room, we also added a separate heating control for the basement occupant to adjust as needed on their own.

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Questions?

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Financing

Investing in a basement renovation can be a big decision and understanding all the facts is crucial to the success of your project. If you have any questions about the financing process give us a call and we’d be happy to help.

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Warranty

Basement Builders offers an inclusive warranty on all basements. We offer an unprecedented five-year warranty on all work, products and materials used.

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Financing

Investing in a basement renovation can be a big decision and understanding all the facts is crucial to the success of your project. If you have any questions about the financing process give us a call and we’d be happy to help.

Learn more about financing

Warranty

Basement Builders offers an inclusive warranty on all basements. We offer an unprecedented five-year warranty on all work, products and materials used.

Learn more about warranty
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