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Old 08-31-2020, 11:56 AM   #1
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So I am sick of working in an unfinished basement and I am looking to get it finished right away.

I am hoping to get some referrals from CP folks on some recommended contractors in Calgary for this work. Nothing crazy, utility room, rec room and a bathroom.
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I had mine done by Affordable Basements. They weren't the cheapest quote but they did a really good job. BTW getting your basement done is a game changer and you will absolutely love when its finished
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Surferguy???
I will fire him a PM, I know he has done some in the past but mine is pretty vanilla in what I want done...
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Old 09-03-2020, 11:25 AM   #5
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Basement Builders is good. And when I say good I mean one of the best out there, and charges accordingly lol

Ask for Don if you need a quote. He's one of the most honest people I have ever met.

https://www.thebasementbuilders.ca/
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Just bumping this thread to see if there are any other recommendations, I have booked a few visits but when the contractors can't show up on time or forget to write down that they were due to come meet you it does not give me a warm fuzzy feeling about their ability to manage the job...
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My colleague just had her basement done by reImagine Builders and said it was a great experience and they did fantastic work:

https://reimaginebuilders.com/
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Basement Builders is good. And when I say good I mean one of the best out there, and charges accordingly lol

Ask for Don if you need a quote. He's one of the most honest people I have ever met.

https://www.thebasementbuilders.ca/
After getting 6 quotes we selected Basement Builders. Don is solid so far. They start on Monday so now the mad scramble to clear out the basement begins...
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Not to hijack the thread, but what should someone budget for a no frills basement dev? I am thinking two rooms, one bath, maybe a wet bar.
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My colleague just had her basement done by reImagine Builders and said it was a great experience and they did fantastic work:

https://reimaginebuilders.com/

This is my best friend's oldest brother's company. The quality of their work is crazy high.
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Not to hijack the thread, but what should someone budget for a no frills basement dev? I am thinking two rooms, one bath, maybe a wet bar.
I got mine developed last year and I think it was around $28K for a very basic development, which obviously increases with anything extra like a wet bar, bathroom, etc
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Not to hijack the thread, but what should someone budget for a no frills basement dev? I am thinking two rooms, one bath, maybe a wet bar.
Mine is a similar development. I am getting a bathroom, a rec room with a wet bar and a mechanical room. I have heated tile in the bathroom and am putting in a stand-up shower rather than a tub. The wet bar is just shy of 7'. The basement isn't huge, I think it works out to about 600 sq ft.

Of the six quotes I got, one came in at 25k, one at 54k and the other 4 were within 40-43k. The wet bar probably adds about 7k from what I have seen.

Basement builders have been fantastic to deal with so far, their change management process is quite detailed which like.
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I would for sure have used Basement builders, but I ended up selling my house. They had that really cool spreadsheet that showed all the virtual renos, pricing, selection etc that I found really helpful. You knew EXACTLY what you were getting.
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About how long did these basement projects take from first contact, to start construction, to finish?
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All the contractors I got in said 8-10 weeks.
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