Basement Remodeling

Luxury Basement Finishing in Calgary & Edmonton

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Expand Your Livable Space With a Basement Renovation

Kay2 Contracting is an award-winning general contracting company for a reason — because we provide the best basement renovations in Edmonton and Calgary! Some of our best work comes with transforming basements into entertainment centers, complete with home theaters, arcades, basement bars, indoor pools, and much more. Add value to your home and expand your livable spaces by transforming your basement with Kay2!

What To Expect With A Kay2 Basement Renovation:

  • A detailed design plan created with the homeowner
  • The highest quality of craftsmanship and on-time scheduling
  • An endless amount of possible renovations
  • High-tech, modern, and timeless layouts tailored to you
  • All the luxury basement features you desire

Calgary and Edmonton Basement Remodeling and Renovations

Many Calgary and Edmonton homes were built with a basement intended to be used as a storage space, but not necessarily as extra living space. However, many homeowners see the value in making this room an extra playroom, entertainment space, or even a basement bedroom.

Have you been thinking about making the most of your unused space? Maybe you’re hoping to create a new game room, or perhaps you’re interested in using your basement as a home office. At Kay2 Contracting, we offer professional basement development and renovation services in Calgary and Edmonton that are designed to help you make good use of all that extra square footage under your home. You’ll not only love it while you live there, but basement renovations will also add a significant amount of value to your home when you’re ready to move.


Whether you’re looking to turn an unfinished basement into added, usable space or update a basement that’s already been finished, Calgary and Edmonton’s best choice for basement upgrades, renovations, and development is Kay2 Contracting. We’ll evaluate your basement and offer recommendations based on its setup and layout so that you can make the best choice for your home. You will have a plethora of options and products to choose from, as well as the other benefits that go along with choosing Kay2 Contracting in the development process.

You’ll benefit from our:

  • Competitive rates
  • Courteous, knowledgeable contractors
  • Professional work ethic
  • Easy and convenient scheduling
  • Professional team
  • Ongoing commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction

Kay2 Contracting is proud to be your go-team of Edmonton and Calgary’s basement development professionals. With us, you don’t have to worry about spending too much and getting too little. You can rest assured that your home is about to get a beautiful new living space that suits your needs and fits within your budget.




Planning a Basement Layout

Two of the biggest factors in a successful basement renovation or finishing project are understanding how you want to use the space and creating a design for the initial layout. Most basements are wide open spaces so it can be challenging to really see the potential when you’re looking at a blank slate. The basement contractors at Kay2 Contracting can help you design a layout that fits your needs and lifestyle.

Some common uses and features for finished basements are:

  • Additional bedrooms
  • A second living space
  • A second kitchen or wet bar
  • Game room for the kids and adults
  • Entertainment space or home theater
  • Home gym

When you know how you want to use the space, you can create a layout that fits those needs. A majority of finished basements will feature at least a new bathroom, if not a wet bar or kitchen as well. This means hooking up plumbing and electrical, which can impact how the space is laid out. Typically, bathrooms or kitchens are located below the main floor’s kitchen or bathroom to make the installation of new systems easier. If you want a bedroom in the basement, county code requires there to be a window in the bedroom to allow for a means of escape in the event of an emergency. 

When creating an initial layout, you’ll also want to consider where any new walls or hallways will be placed. Even though adding walls may seem like it’s making the basement smaller, it’s creating defined spaces that can be used for various purposes. Maximizing the use of the square footage can go a long way in making your home more functional, as well as valuable.

Flooring & Moisture

Most basements are little more than slabs of concrete that the house is sitting on — your foundation. And the foundation is simply sitting on the dirt below, which means that moisture can easily seep through the porous concrete. Adding a solid moisture barrier and installing high-quality flooring are going to be essential in order to protect your newly renovated basement from moisture damage. The Kay2 Contracting team can install a waterproof membrane, typically polyethylene, and a rigid foam around the perimeter of the basement to allow for expansion. Depending on the location of your home, we may also look at the drainage system outside of the home. When water is not being properly diverted away from the house, it can lead to serious foundation damage.

Even with a proper moisture barrier, it’s still important to choose a flooring material that can withstand certain conditions. Some of the most durable basement flooring materials include vinyl and tile, but carpeting is still a viable and comfortable option. 


Vinyl may not sound like a luxury flooring material, but it is an extremely durable choice and is available in many different styles and colors. LVT can even be made to look like hardwood flooring. It’s also easy to install, and LVT is thicker than traditional sheet vinyl, making it somewhat warmer.


Tile is an excellent choice for a basement floor as it’s installed directly on top of the concrete, it’s waterproof and incredibly durable. Tile is manufactured with a glaze that blocks moisture, but the grout will need to be sealed regularly to prevent mildew from developing. Tile is also available in dozens of shapes, sizes, and designs that can be made.


If you’re planning a kid’s game room or home theater, carpet is a great choice; however, the basement needs to be as waterproof as possible before installing it. A moisture barrier would include a layer of polyethylene as well as a layer of plywood underneath the carpet pad and carpet.


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Unfinished basement ceilings are typically exposed rafters and pipes, so most homeowners choose to finish the ceiling during their basement remodel; however, it’s not entirely necessary. Leaving the exposed ceiling can give the basement a unique look, but generally, it should match the overall design of the basement. If you want a more modern, industrial feel, leaving the ceiling exposed but painting the rafters is a popular option. 

Finishing the ceiling can help make the basement renovation feel more complete. If you choose to finish the ceiling, you’ll want to consider adding insulation as a noise barrier, make sure that the ceiling is tall enough, and plan for what type of lighting you want. 

  • Insulation: Insulating the basement ceiling isn’t a huge priority unless you plan on using the space as a home theater or for anything that will create a lot of noise. Basement ceiling insulation is rarely installed for energy efficiency, but rather as a sound barrier. 
  • Ceiling Height: One of the first things that our basement contractors will look at before beginning work is the height of the ceiling, or what it would be with a finished ceiling. Residential code typically requires ceilings to be a minimum of seven feet tall, but our team will check with local code requirements.
  • Lighting: Because basements don’t often have many windows for natural light, electrical lighting in the space is going to be very important. Most homeowners choose to go with recessed lights to keep the space as open as possible. Along with recessed lighting, you can plan for where electrical outlets will be installed so lamps can be used to create a certain ambiance. 

How Much Does a Basement Renovation Cost?

The cost of a basement remodel can vary considerably depending on what needs to be done and what type of layout and features you want in the space. Waterproofing is a considerable part of the cost, as well as flooring, lighting, framing, and drywall. Other costs include installation, paint, electrical, plumbing, and permits. A finished basement can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $35,000.

Along with the costs of the actual basement remodel, you’ll want to calculate the cost of furnishing the space and consider the cost of the materials that you want to use. If you’re installing a kitchen, granite countertops and custom cabinets can increase the cost. Tile flooring is more expensive than carpet. Insulating the ceiling will be an expense.

When you’re considering finishing a basement, the best way to get an accurate quote for the project is to work with remodeling contractors who will know the average cost of certain features and materials. Kay2 Contracting has been serving the Calgary area for years, and you can trust our honest and professional opinions


Why Invest in a Basement Remodel?


A basement renovation project from Kay2 Contracting does more than just add functional space to your interior. A newly renovated basement can also significantly increase the overall value of your home. It can also serve as a great selling point when you create your listing! Thinking of turning your basement into a secondary suite? Kay2 Contracting will take care of the whole process for you, from planning and design to permits and completion. We have you covered! Secondary suites are a great investment for homeowners who are looking to make extra money and increase the value of their homes. Turn your old or unfinished basement into a space you and your family can enjoy for many years to come. Call Kay2 Contracting today to schedule an estimate for your basement development in Calgary or Edmonton. We will be able to accommodate you and your decision to move forward with a new basement immediately and have it completely developed in no time with our large staff and fast response times. Our basement renovations are guaranteed in Calgary, Edmonton, and the surrounding areas. As always, our renovations and developments in Calgary and Edmonton come with a warranty. You can rest assured that your basement renovation will be completed to your specifications and to our high standards. Call us today for any questions related to our basement renovation packages in Edmonton or Calgary.





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