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Want to build the basement of your home?

Many Calgarians use their basement as a simple storage space. Others, conversely, understand that a basement can be many things: an additional room, a gym, a home theatre, a game room and more. Take the time to imagine what your basement could look like if you do the necessary renovations.

If you have a hard time making your choice, you can ask basement renovation specialists for help and guidance. Smart Reno’s mission is to sort through contractors for you and connect you with the best and most qualified people in your area.

Things to consider for a basement renovation in Calgary

As mentioned above, there are many ways to develop your basement. If the work is done well, you can significantly increase the value of your home. A job well done requires proper planning and, more importantly, a trustworthy person to do the work. Undoubtedly, choosing the wrong contractor can quickly become a nightmare.

Smart Reno has recommended many contractors in Calgary and the feedback we receive from clients shows that our quality standards make a genuine difference. Before starting your basement renovation, here are 4 things you should consider.

Ceiling height

Many Calgary homes have their pipe systems running through their basement ceilings, reducing the room’s height. It’s therefore important to take room measurements beforehand, especially if you plan to redo the floor.

Ground leveling

Basement floors can sometimes be uneven and need to be upgraded. In this case, it’s recommended to measure the room height once adjustments have been completed to make sure you have enough space for renovations.

Humidity level

The room’s humidity level needs to be evaluated before choosing your layout. You certainly wouldn’t want to build a bedroom if the area is too damp and you don’t intend on solving the problem ahead of time. The space could be more suitable for occasional use (home theatre, game room, gym, etc.)


Household basements are generally quite dark and Calgary homes are no exception. Therefore, the room should be equipped with adequate lighting to fully enjoy your new space.

Now that you know the main things to consider before undertaking major basement renovations, you’re ready to contact the Smart Reno team and be connected with the best basement renovation experts in Calgary.