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The 5 Best Basement Renovation Contractors in Edmonton

The 5 Best Basement Renovation Contractors in Edmonton

Not satisfied with your basement’s current look? Now’s your chance to refresh that space with the help of the best basement renovation contractors in Edmonton!

We’ve compiled and reviewed the best ones in this list to help you get started. We’ll also help clarify a few things by answering FAQs about having your basement renovated.

How much do basement renovations cost in Edmonton?

In Edmonton, homeowners pay around $20,000 to $50,000 to have their basements repaired. The average lies at about $37,500 for a standard, 600-700 sq ft basement.

In order to get a full picture of how much it would really cost to renovate your basement, the contractors should personally survey the existing basement.

Only then could an accurate quote be made for your project. There are also a number of factors that will ultimately determine the final cost.

First is square footage, which understandably plays the largest part in determining the cost. The idea is that the larger the floor area of the basement, the more expensive it will be.

Materials will also affect cost. For a complete basement finish, a lot of different materials will be considered for all of the parts, which include the walls, ceiling, flooring, insulation, and lighting.

And this further expands with the option of adding a bathroom, warranting materials for tiling, countertops, cabinets, toilets, sinks, and showers. 

Of course, the cost of these materials will vary depending on their quality. If you prefer more elegant and top-of-the-line materials, expect higher costs.

Another factor determining the overall cost would be electrical and plumbing. Since the basement needs lighting, outlets, and pipework for a bathroom, trades will be called in for their services.

More complex wiring and plumbing will surely drive the cost higher.

Lastly, the envisioned configuration of the basement also affects cost. The addition of custom features such as bedrooms, bathrooms, a home theater, or minibar will definitely make the project more expensive.

Still, these bells and whistles should be able to drive the house’s value up, which is seen as a return of investment. If you ever decide to sell your home in the future, know that this is a benefit.

Who are the best basement renovation contractors in Edmonton?

We reviewed these contractors based on the following criteria:

Cost –– You may prefer a contractor with the lowest bid, but the cheapest services don’t necessarily mean the highest-quality results. The chosen contractors price their services fairly without cutting around corners.
Portfolio –– We checked out how extensive these companies’ portfolios are, not only serving as testaments to their skill and experience, but also to inspire ideas for your own basement project.
Client satisfaction –– Most importantly, we checked what past clients have said about these companies. Whether the project stayed within budget or the expected timeframe, it all ties in to the overall satisfaction of a client. 

Here are the best basement renovation professionals to get you started on your project. Rest assured that the following contractors are certified and insured.

1. MODE Contracting & Basement Renovations

MODE Contracting & Basement Renovations' Homepage
TitleInfo
SERVICESBasement renovations, bathroom renovations, kitchen renovations
ADDRESS18304 105 Ave NW #103 Edmonton, AB T5S 0C6
CONTACT NUMBER1-587-200-4197

[email protected]

WEBSITEhttps://modecontracting.ca
OPERATING HOURSMon-Fri: 8AM-5PM
Cost★★★★★ (5/5)
Portfolio★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Client satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)

MODE Contracting & Basement Renovations specializes in basement suite development and renovations. Their project head has over 20 years of building homes, so they’re definitely not short of experience. 

The company has also built strong relationships with local suppliers. This is a good thing, because it improves the odds of getting better-quality materials and prices for their clients, as they can negotiate with the suppliers directly.

And as with any good renovation contractor, MODE makes sure that all permits are taken care of before beginning any project. On top of that, they are also BBB accredited with a rating of A+.

Our review of their past work shows that they’re nicely versatile. Their basement services have included finishing, renovations, home theaters, basement bedrooms and bathrooms, common rooms, and game rooms.

So if you’d like to add interest to an otherwise unused space, we think they’re worth calling. They’ll also make sure that basement suites follow the legal requirements, so that’s one less thing to worry about if you go with them.

While they do specialize in basement suite development, they are also experts in kitchen renovations and bathroom remodelling. This is good, especially if you have other goals for other areas of your home as well.

We also noticed that open communication is a top priority of the company. A lot of past clients seem to agree, commenting on how they got alerted to any issue that came up.

What’s more, their basement renovations are backed by a one-year warranty, which we do appreciate. It covers materials and labor, and starts right when the project is finished.

Pros

  • Free online and on-site estimates
  • Project manager has more than 20 years of experience
  • Also offers kitchen and bathroom renovations
  • Also converts basements to legal suites
  • BBB-accredited

Cons

  • Closed on weekends
  • No in-house design support team

Client Testimonials

Created the perfect space for the family

“We hired Mode Contracting to finish our walkout basement. Like any construction project, we anticipated problems to come up, and when they did, Mode was very accommodating and fixed everything to our satisfaction. We are so pleased with the final product, and enjoyed working with Shaun, Ryan, Mike, and Martina. They worked with our budget, and were able to create the perfect space for our family. We would absolutely recommend them to our family and friends!”––Jody Fairley

Fantastic attention to detail

“From start to finish, MODE acted with a high degree of professionalism. Their attention to detail was fantastic as they helped us through our basement renovation. We could not be more pleased with the end result, and would recommend them to anyone looking for a contractor!”––Samuel Khan

2. Edmonton Basement Development (Newcastle)

Edmonton Basement Development (Newcastle)'s Homepage
TitleInfo
SERVICESBasement renovations, basement finishing, planning & design services, basement remodeling, basement bathrooms
CONTACT NUMBER587-410-7199
WEBSITEhttps://edmontonbasementdevelopment.com
OPERATING HOURSMon-Fri: 8AM-9PM
Cost★★★★★ (5/5)
Portfolio★★★★☆ (4/5)
Client satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)

Their name says it all: Edmonton Basement Development by Newcastle develops and remodels existing basements, and executes clients’ visions through design support.

The company has many years of experience, and we can definitely see it in their extensive portfolio. Each finished project is unique, and yet you can definitely see the quality in all of them.

If you already have an existing basement with nothing in it, they’re more than capable of transforming the space. They have a lot of experience planning, designing, drywalling, mudding, taping, plumbing, and in floorings and ceilings. 

What makes them stand out from other contractors is that they have their own planning and design service. It’s a handy solution if you don’t want to look elsewhere for those.

We also like that they’ve made getting a quote so easy, without even having to call or wait. They have an online cost estimator – but if you prefer a more detailed discussion they also do free estimates over the phone.

Incidentally, we confirmed that they use CAD software in order to determine materials needed. This is usually preferable when it comes to contractor quotes, as it helps keep quotes organized as well as accurate. 

As a final note, the company has a pretty solid reputation for strong customer relations. The point was confirmed many times in our poll of their past clients and in our own dealings with them when making inquiries.

Pros

  • Online cost estimator
  • Has in-house planning and design service
  • Extensive portfolio
  • Longer working hours
  • Complete basement bathroom packages

Cons

  • No mention of length of warranty coverage
  • Closed on weekends

Client Testimonials

Kind, respectful, and reasonable contractor

“We had Trevor and his team finish our basement with a built in TV centre, wet bar, bedroom, storage room and bathroom. Trevor is great to work with and is a very kind, respectful and reasonable contractor. Pricing is very reasonable. He was flexible with changes that were made by us and up front when there were any potential additional costs. I would use Trevor again on any other projects I may have in the future.”––Ryan Rivet

The real deal

“Awesome work guys! I’d definitely recommend you to anyone looking for basement development. Our finished basement works so well for our family, and it’s so cozy, warm and well done. These guys are the real deal.”––Surjeet Singh

3. Seven Pillars Custom Building Inc. 

Seven Pillars Custom Building Inc.
TitleInfo
SERVICESBasement developments, renovations, secondary suites, kitchen renovations, custom bathroom renovations, custom projects
ADDRESS514 Geissinger Loop NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 6S9
CONTACT NUMBER780-903-8171

[email protected]

WEBSITEhttps://sevenpillars.ca
OPERATING HOURSMon-Fri: 8AM-5PM
Cost★★★★☆ (4/5)
Portfolio★★★★☆ (4/5)
Client satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)

Seven Pillars Custom Building Inc. takes the “custom” in their name seriously. Their portfolio full of highly personalized projects is one of the things that got us interested in them in the first place.

First things first: the company is family-owned, and is operated by Eric Lavoie who has over 22 years of experience in construction.

Since 2013, the company has been specializing in various renovation projects for basements, kitchens, bathrooms, and other custom projects around the house. 

We can definitely see the project head’s years of experience in all their past projects. Their portfolio is impressive, including over 200 past projects.

That much experience means they can take the reins for a lot of things related to a renovation. For instance, they also make sure that secondary basement suites follow the right requirements.

We like that clients can keep track of an ongoing project easily with them, because each one is managed using an online system. All a client needs to do is log in through the website to get updates 24/7. 

This is particularly useful for clients who may be too busy to check in via phone call or site visit.

We also think it’s worth mentioning that the company seems to have forged good relationships with clients. This has earned them many repeat bookings for projects around the house other than basement development. 

This is a pretty good indication of their quality, in our opinion. Added to that, Seven Pillars is a BBB-accredited business and has received multiple annual “Best of Trusted Pros” awards.

Also, all their work is backed by a one-year warranty on all materials and labor. Add to this the fact that they hold all the necessary licenses and their team has WCB coverage, and you get a solid construction outfit that’s fairly easy to recommend. 

Pros

  • Extensive portfolio
  • One-year warranty on materials and labor
  • BBB-accredited
  • Project head has 22 years of experience in construction
  • Also offers custom renovation 
  • Clients can monitor their projects online

Cons

  • In-home consultation only
  • No online estimates
  • Closed on weekends

Client Testimonials

Clear communication, clear expectations

“I have had the pleasure of working with Eric and the 7 Pillars team over the past several years. 7 pillar projects go smoothly from start to finish. There is always clear communication, clear expectations, a solid schedule and most important a top quality product on time and on budget. I highly recommend Eric and 7 Pillars for any home renovation or development!”––Mario Vargas

Price was exceptional

“My wife and I finished our basement with Eric at Seven Pillars. It is exactly what we pictured to finish out home. The work was professionally finished, and the price was exceptional for the amazing results. Seven Pillars gets 10/10 from us and our highest recommendation if you need  anything for build, finishing or remodelling.”––Jamesthesecond

4. Contact Renovations and Custom Homes Ltd.

Contact Renovations and Custom Homes Ltd.'s Homepage
TitleInfo
SERVICESCustom residential projects (specialized kitchens and bathrooms, complete home remodels, garage suites, customs home builds)
ADDRESS9763 62 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6E 0E4
CONTACT NUMBER780-455-4446

[email protected]

[email protected]

WEBSITEhttps://contactrenovations.ca
OPERATING HOURSMon-Fri: 8AM-4PM
Cost★★★★☆ (4/5)
Portfolio★★★★★ (5/5)
Client satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)

Contact Renovations and Custom Homes Ltd. specializes in custom residential renovation projects or home builds. 

The company is led by a highly experienced builder and carpenter, Paul Foster. Before starting the company in 2012, Foster traveled many countries in the mid-90s working as a carpenter, furniture builder, and custom cabinet maker. 

Today, he focuses on running his own construction team for jobs in Edmonton.

The first thing we should mention about his company is that it operates on a client-first philosophy. That’s not an empty claim, from what we’ve seen: it’s pretty evident in how often clients remark on the open communication during all points of any ongoing project.

As such, a lot of the clients are impressed with their customer service. We couldn’t complain about it either when we were inquiring about their services.

Their portfolio of basement renovations show a lot of unique projects too, from home gyms, bars, reading nooks, to home theaters. Again, we appreciate the versatility.

We also appreciated the digital-readiness of their system: they use an online project management software called CoConstruct. This makes it easier for clients to receive ongoing status updates, even on the fly.

Finally, we like that they have WCB coverage. On top of that, they have BBB accreditation with a rating of A+, five stars on Houzz, and are a Baeumler-Approved contractor. 

Pros

  • Multiple awards and recognitions
  • Online project management system for clients
  • Baeumler-approved contractor
  • In-house HVAC specialists tidy up after the project
  • Online scheduling and estimates

Cons

  • No mention of length of warranty coverage
  • Shorter operating hours than others on the list
  • Closed on weekends

Client Testimonials

Creative solutions to complex issues

“Contact Renovations helped me with a complex basement renovation on an old house. What I found the most helpful about their services is that they came up with creative solutions to complex issues to help keep my project on budget. I appreciated the open and honest communication regarding change orders and felt that I was always treated fairly. Contact Renovations makes a point to use highly skilled, reputable sub-contractors and I’m absolutely thrilled with the end result of my project. I would highly recommend this contractor to anyone who is looking for high quality work at an honest price.”––J. Glatz

Fantastic to deal with

“…Working with Contact Renovations was a very positive experience –from the start of this project to the finished result. They were all fantastic to deal with. The owner, Paul was exceptional and had amazing ideas, with attention to detail on every aspect of the renovation. My husband already had them do additional work at his office after our home renovation was complete. We definitely would hire them again to do any additional work to our home; and we would definitely recommend them to our friends, family & anyone looking for an excellent home renovation make-over…”––Trina Cherniwchan

5. Peak Improvements Ltd.

Peak Improvements Ltd.'s Homepage
TitleInfo
SERVICESKitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, home builds, basement renovation, design services, home additions, seniors’ home renovation
ADDRESS10734 – 178 St. NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 1J3
CONTACT NUMBER780-487-7100

780-487-7105 (Fax)

WEBSITEhttps://peakimprovements.com
OPERATING HOURSMon-Fri: 8AM-5PM
Cost★★★★★ (5/5)
Portfolio★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Client satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)

Peak Improvements Ltd.’s goal is to provide home renovations that will help each of their clients create the perfect environments for their families. They do basement renovations quite often too.

The company actually has decades of combined experience doing various renovation services, which include kitchens, bathrooms, home additions, and seniors’ home renovations. 

They also do home builds and (again, something we appreciate) have their own design services to help clients with their projects.

For basement renovations in particular, they’ve been doing them since 2007. With a company that’s been this long in the business, we think it’s understandable that they’ve had a lot of repeat clients through the years.

Among the common basement improvements they provide are fireplaces, bathrooms, layout improvements, floorings and wall paint, home office additions, gyms, theaters, and bars, just to name a few. We checked out their portfolio and couldn’t complain about their versatility.

They also have an online cost calculator, which we think is really useful as it includes budgets for renovations and legal suites.

Past clients have also praised them for their honesty and communication skills. Many clients have booked them multiple times as well, which is one of the strongest testaments to their quality, in our view.

It’s also worth noting that the company is BBB-accredited. They have received multiple awards and recognitions over the years as well.

These include being a finalist for Best Whole Home Renovation Under $150,000 from the Canadian Home Builders Association in 2019, and the Guild Master Award for Exceptional Customer Service from 2017 to 2019.

On the whole, they’re a very strong option for those who want experience and service combined. We do think they do slightly fewer basement projects than some of our other choices, but still more than most contractors.

Pros

  • BBB-accredited
  • Multiple awards and recognitions
  • Has been renovating basements since 2007 
  • Online budget calculator 
  • Offers renovations for aging in place
  • Limited lifetime warranty on materials and labor

Cons

  • Closed on weekends
  • Portfolio still doesn’t have as many basement projects as some of our other picks

Client Testimonials

Excellent with scheduling and communication

“Deluxe Painting Ltd. has been working on projects with Peak Improvements since 2017. Peak Improvements has been excellent with scheduling, communication, management of sites, and will continue to be a contracting partner with Deluxe Painting Ltd. Their astringent COVID 19 protocols have also been a contributing factor in collaborations over the course of the pandemic and ongoing. Peak is an exceptional choice for your professional renovation needs.”––Dan Stevenson

Exceptional staff

“Peak Improvements has an exceptional staff who are friendly and knowledgeable. They are always willing to go the extra mile for their customers & will do everything to make renovations as smooth and easy as possible.  Would highly recommend hiring Peak Improvements for all your renovation needs.”––Urban Granite

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