It is every person’s dream; a beautiful and welcoming pub in the basement of their home. They can visit with their friends, or share a lonely night alone with the bartender. The smell of revelry and earnest hope and enjoyment permeates the room, and all who enter are merry. Well, at least, it is the dream of many people.

However, to achieve this pleasant and welcoming environment, it is first necessary to perform your basement development in Calgary. Plus, we don’t want to give the wrong idea. You also have to get permits, a business licence, and likely the city council’s approval before you go marching into a business. But, for your personal use, the development will suffice.

First Steps of Your Basement Development/ Conversion

Make a plan

The first step in any great undertaking is to make a plan. Start by going through the area you are planning to convert and imagining the possibilities. One of the best ways to get your creative juices flowing is by asking probing questions. Below, we have a list to help you out:

  • Where should I put the dartboard? 
  • Where should I place the bar, and do I need shelving behind it?
  • Do I have enough room for a billiards table, or will foosball suffice?
  • Will there be tables and chairs, and where?
  • Are there going to be working ale taps, and does there need to be keg storage?

Find a contractor

The next step for your basement development in Calgary is to find yourself a contractor. This step is crucial as you want to find a person who will help your vision, not hinder it. Plus, they should be capable of helping you realize your dreams in every capacity. Therefore, take the time to scout potential contractors and make your decision the right one, the first time. 

Lower level bar

Consider the details

Once you have a rough plan and polish it with your contractor’s help, the final step is considering the details. At this point, your project can begin, and you can speculate as it begins to take shape before you. Your considerations should include the trim, details, and special features of your pub. For instance, tasteful neon signs, thought-provoking wall art, or a solid conversation piece. 

Get Started on Your Basement Development Now!

Now that you have the plan for your pub, the last question is, “what are you waiting for?” Get started on making your dream pub a reality in your basement today!


Paramount Renovations is the leading home renovation company in Calgary. We have established ourselves as a committed and passionate team, thanks to our high-quality work and superior customer service. For all your home, kitchen, and bathroom renovations, contact us at 403-923-2662 or [email protected]

Increasing the value of your home can be a difficult task in these troubling times, but there is always a way to make a home more desirable. One of the best ways to increase your home’s value is to participate in basement developments in Calgary

This is because basements are often underutilized, even though they’re typically the same rough square footage of the main or second floors. It may be because of their underground nature, but people often seem to have an aversion to spending time in this wide-open space, seemingly hidden, right inside their home. 

So it follows that basement development would be a great place to start increasing the value of your home. If you can make the area desirable enough for people to want to spend time there then you have successfully created another room for consideration during the price negotiations of your home. 

Keep Your Basement Development Simple


Basement Developments


Although, it is also important to watch for the common pitfalls associated with basement development in Calgary. For instance, a common mistake people make during basement development is putting in extra walls for rooms. Understandably, they want to make extra bedrooms or a living space, but there is often a failure to consider how important the freedom factor is for people. 

So, adding too many extra walls or cementing the floor plan of your basement can actually be a detriment. But, if this is something you want to consider, the best room to put in during a basement development in Calgary is an extra bathroom. Which makes sense if you consider most homes are advertised as “3 bedroom, 2 bath (1 full)”, as an example. Bathrooms are a hot commodity and easily installed in basements due to the typical location of plumbing stacks.

Otherwise, try and keep your basement development in Calgary a simple affair. Hang drywall, level the concrete floor, and consider putting in a false subfloor for added visual appeal, and try and segregate the laundry room to reduce the noise and add some much-needed shelving. And, of course, add another bathroom. These simple tasks will ensure you can achieve the maximum value of your home.

Finally, when embarking on basement renovations, consider seeking advice from two professional industries. That is the realty and developer industries. Both of these services are designed to give you the best value of your home, and they will be able to provide you with suggestions and recommendations regarding what else you should add to your basement development, based on current market trends and homebuyer wants. 

Paramount Renovations is the leading home renovation company in Calgary. We have established ourselves as a committed and passionate team thanks to our high-quality work and superior customer service. For all your home, kitchen, and bathroom renovations, contact us at 403-923-2662 or [email protected].