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Custom Basement Developments

Fully customizable design and limitless selections

Custom basements don't need to be expensive. At Hammerhead, we work with you to address your needs and budget and help you design a basement that meets both. From initial ideas, to floorplan, to choosing your flooring and tile, cabinets and paint color. We make it simple and easy.


 Basement Development

Well priced basement packages with unlimited possibilites.

Your current basement is a large space of untapped value for both you and your home. Transforming your basement into a usable living space can be an exciting and simultaneously daunting task. At Hammerhead Construction, we help you design your basement to meet your desired needs, maximize potential and maximize every dollar you invest. All you have to do to start is begin imagining all that it could be, whether that's extra room for a growing family, an entertainment space, a home office, or a space to escape and relax.


The cost of a basement development depends on the size of the basement, design, materials selections and other factors.

If you are just starting to think about developing out that empty space of encompassing cold concrete called a basement, the first question that always comes into consideration is "how much is it going to cost me?"

The long answer it that it depends on a number of factors. The first consideration is the size of the area to be developed as well if you are including a bathroom, or just a living space. The largest consideration comes down to the selections you choose as these can vary from entry-level to luxury.

Because there is such a vast range of options and solutions available, the best way to approach a basement development is by first deciding on your budget of what you would be ok investing into your basement to generate the value you are looking for. We say "invest" because a basement development is an investment with a return and not a lost cost once it it built. A well developed basement can add significant value to your home. In dollar terms, a dollar invested is a dollar added to equity of your home.

A typical basement in Calgary is around 600 - 700 square feet, including a bathroom. In order to fully develop a basement of this size, you should expect starting a starting point of about $35,000 and can range up to $100,000 depending on the design and materials selected as well as other factors.


If you are looking to build a secondary suite, with a full kitchen or kitchenette and full bathroom, this typically starts around $55,000 - $70,000.

While developing your basement won't be cheap, it will add a whole floorspace to your home and provide significant value back to your home equity as well as memories made and moments enjoyed.


What should you consider when developing your basement?

Your basement is an extension of your existing living space, so it's important to take your homes design into consideration. However, do not limit your imagination. Basements are a great space to be creative and provide that extra living space thats missing in the rest of your home.

Consider your needs before your wants. As part of our initial consultation, we will ask you some questions to discover what your needs are. Our experienced team can help you create the best overall design and layout and provide you with some ideas based of our previous experiences.

The layout of your basement and existing structure such as plumbing and stair placement will play an important role in the layout of the basement. Most basements have bathroom plumbing rough-ins already in place. While these can be moved, it can be costly to do so. See if you can work with where the existing plumbing is and draw out your bathroom borders to start as this is the least flexible in terms of design cost.

Don't be afraid to play with multiple layouts to see what works best aesthetically and functionally. Our team can help you discover the best design layout to maximize your space for your needs.

We also work with interior designers and architects that can help you create 3D renderings of your basement for as little as $500. This isn't required by any means, but a great option to have when planning your basement if you have lots of ideas that you would like to see before construction. For fully custom basements with complexity, we recommend working with our design team to create renderings prior to any construction. This ensures you know exactly what the final product will look like.

Your basement is a great investment into the equity of your home and a space that can become whatever you need it to be, now and in the future. It is important to consider when designing your basement about potentially selling your home in the future. While creating that awesome sports den may be a great idea in some homes, it may not be appealing to future buyers and you may not get your return on the investment in the future.

Making your selections and finishing touches.

We are partnered with the best suppliers in the region with unlimited selections available to you. It is important to consider when developing your basement the materials and finishes you select. You want the same level of quality found in the rest of the house to ensure flow and consistency. This will impact future resale value, your overall enjoyment of the space, and the experience of visitors to your home. You usually only develop your basement once, do it right the first time.


Trusted Quality


We only supply and install the highest quality materials and we only employ highly reputable trades with all necessary certifications, licensing and years of proven craftsmanship. We back our basement with a standard 5-year warranty.

Selection Variety

We have one of the largest selection bases for you to choose from, all from local, reputable and high quality suppliers. If you can't find what exactly what you are looking for in our inventory, we will track it down for you.



Uncover your needs and wants, and we will work with you to design a basement that work perfect for you. Custom doesn't need to be associated with expensive. It means it was design just for you as you imagined it.

Local Community

We are proud to partner with all local trades and suppliers. All of our flooring products are sourced and manufactured locally so we continue to support our local business community.

Fixed Pricing

No hidden surprises. Once you make your selections, thats your price. You will not get any shocks when it comes time to pay. The only time the price changes is if you make any changes during the project. Any changes made during the project will be accompanied with a signed change order stating the change in the scope of work and price.

Warranty and Service

We warranty your basement against any and all craftsmanship or material shortcomings for up to 5 years. If anything seems to be off, just let us know and we will make it right.

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