Basement Developments

About Basement Developments

At MBL Construction, we don’t just develop basements; we craft bespoke living spaces that elevate your home’s potential. Our expert team transforms your vision into reality, ensuring every square foot reflects your style and meets your needs


MBL Construction Okotoks gets an average of 9,9/10 based on more than 20 reviews on Google, and HomeStars.

Based on 14 reviews
Kenneth Robertson
Kenneth Robertson
This was a bathroom renovation that turned out beyond our expectations. We had our old soaker tub and closed in small shower stall replaced and retiled the floor (with heat) and wall as well as a barn door put on our closet access. Communication between the manager and all of his crew was excellent at all times and the job was completed in a timely manner. It was a pleasure having them in the house, despite the noise and dust, which were both kept to a minimum.
Lori Harvey
Lori Harvey
Work was excellent. Great vision for execution of construction. Would highly recommend and plan to use them again in future.
Great local company. We have worked with them on multiple projects such as basement developments and kitchen renovations in the Okotoks and Calgary area. Jason and his team pride themselves on quality and a great client experience and are all very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend MBL Construction as a General Contractor.
Wolves Grey
Wolves Grey
Jason and his crew do awesome work! We were very happy with everything they did in our basement development. Everything was completed in a timely manner and with professionalism. We would definitely recommend them. 10 stars
Shelley L.
Shelley L.
MBL Completed a suite above our garage. They were quick to resolve issues and were in contact on a regular basis to update the progress.
Samuel Crowfoot
Samuel Crowfoot
I’ve used this company for a few projects some small, and some quite large. The level of professionalism and quality of work product has always met our expectations. We are repeat customers (as are other members of our family) and we will continue to use them in the future.
McCance Plumbing & Heating
McCance Plumbing & Heating
Great Group of professionals lead by Jason. High quality workmanship guaranteed! I highly recommend MBL for any construction project they offer!! Robin Weatherill
Steve Benediktson
Steve Benediktson
Used MBL several times on two bathroom reno's, assistance on a complete home reno in Calgary and extensive Reno's on a rental property. They do good work and are friendly and helpfull. The quality of work, especially bathrooms, is wonderfull.
Carolyn Hegberg
Carolyn Hegberg
Excellent work and Jason and crew are very easy to get along with. I highly recommend MBL Construction.

The basement development process

Basement development is the process of finishing or remodeling the basement of a home to create additional living space. This can include adding bedrooms, bathrooms, recreation rooms, home offices, or even creating a separate living area or rental unit. Here are some key points to consider when planning a basement development:

  • Building Codes: For instance, in a recent Okotoks project, we expertly navigated the local building codes to integrate a client’s vision of a home theatre, ensuring every technical and safety standard was not just met but exceeded.
  • Layout: The layout of the basement development will depend on the intended use of the space. Careful planning is needed to ensure that the new space is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and meets the needs of the homeowner.
  • Electrical and Plumbing: Adding new electrical and plumbing systems to the basement require professional installation to ensure that everything is up to code and functioning properly.
  • Lighting and Ventilation: Proper lighting and ventilation are essential to make the basement space feel comfortable and inviting. Options include installing windows, adding artificial lighting, and optimizing the current HVAC system.
  • Finishing Materials: Choosing the right finishing materials for the basement development can be crucial in achieving the desired look and feel of the space. Common options include drywall, paint, flooring, cabinets, trim and ceiling texture.
  • Budget: Basement development can be a significant investment, so it is important to set a realistic budget and stick to it. Costs will vary depending on the size and scope of the project, as well as the materials and finishes used.

In summary, basement development can be a great way to add valuable living space to your home. Careful planning, attention to details and the right products, are essential to ensure a successful and long-lasting project.

Customizing a basement development for a client’s specific needs can be a game changer for their home and lifestyle. Basements are often overlooked and underutilized spaces in homes, but with the right modifications and adaptations, they can become an invaluable living space that can improve the quality of life for the homeowner. Take the case of a family in Okotoks, for whom we created a multi-functional basement with a state-of-the-art home office, a cozy entertainment area, and a guest suite, all designed with their unique lifestyle in mind.

Here are some reasons why customizing a basement for your specific needs is so important: 

1.  Customizing a basement development can add significant value to a home. By transforming a previously unused or underutilized space into a functional and liveable area, the home’s square footage increases, and the overall value of the property is enhanced. This is especially true if the customizations are done with an eye towards functionality and aesthetics, and they are in line with current market trends.

2.  Customizing a basement for your specific needs can provide you with additional living space that is tailored to your unique lifestyle. For example, if the you work from home, a customized basement office can provide you with a comfortable and functional workspace that is separate from the rest of the home.  Similarly, if you enjoy entertaining, a customized basement bar and entertainment area can provide a space to host guests and relax with friends and family.

3. Instead of building an addition or expanding the footprint of the home, a basement development can make use of existing space, which can be more cost-effective and less disruptive to the homeowner.

4. Improve the overall quality of life for the you, the homeowner. By creating a space that is tailored to your unique needs and preferences,you can enjoy a more comfortable and enjoyable living experience. This is especially true if the customizations involve accessibility modifications, such as the addition of an elevator or wheelchair ramp, which can make the home more comfortable and safe for those with mobility limitations.

Customizing a basement development for your specific needs is a worthwhile investment that can add significant value to your home and improve your quality of life. By transforming an underutilized space into a functional and personalized living area, you can enjoy additional living space that is tailored to your unique needs and preferences. So, if you are looking to add value and functionality to your home, consider having MBL Construction develop your basement.

Why Go with MBL?

We are capable and skilled tradesmen with plenty of experience in all aspects of renovations and construction.  We encourage our client’s creativity when developing a space so they can feel part of the final product. We are also small enough to care about each of our client’s specific needs. We are hands on with all our projects, labouring and working beside our subcontracted trades. MBL is fully insured, bonded, covered by WCB, and has an A+ rating with BBB. We offer a two-year warranty on everything we do.  We are also licensed as a prepaid contractor. Our expertise is your assurance of quality and craftsmanship.

Packages Details

(300 – 500 ft²)


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Mid Sized
(500 – 700 ft²)


On average

(700 – 900 ft²)


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MBL Construction is a leading company in the field of basement development

We are committed to offering our customers high-quality basement finishing and remodeling services since we have years of experience and a team of qualified experts.

Including design, excavation, foundation construction, framing, electricity, plumbing, insulation, drywall, and finishing, our business excels in all facets of basement development. We take great pleasure in our focus on detail and dedication to client satisfaction, making sure that every project is finished to the greatest standards.

We are aware that basement developments differ

That’s why we collaborate closely with our customers to develop a solution that is tailored to their particular requirements and tastes. From the initial consultation to the final inspection, our team of professionals will lead you through the entire process and make sure your basement is useful, cozy, and secure.

To make your basement development reasonable and accessible, we also provide low pricing and flexible financing alternatives in addition to our high-quality services.

Look no further than MBL Construction if you’re looking for a trustworthy and qualified basement finishing business. To arrange a consultation and begin creating your ideal basement, contact us right away.

Basement renovations in Calgary and Okotoks

MBL Construction is dedicated to offering our clients top-notch basement development services. We work hard to go above and beyond expectations and design the ideal area for your house. Put your complete trust in us to manage the development of your basement.

Beginning with an initial meeting with the homeowner to discuss your needs and preferences for the basement development, MBL Construction begins the design and planning process. We consider the basement’s size, location, and intended purpose, including whether it will be used as storage, or a home office. We also make sure that the basement renovation design and plan abide by all applicable zoning laws, a building permit and local construction codes.

The importance of insulation for your basement development projects

To ensure that the basement is effectively insulated for both thermal and acoustic insulation, we employ high-quality insulation materials. This can lessen noise transmission from the basement to other sections of the house and help keep the basement cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Basement builders for your future renovation

The basement’s walls and ceiling are finally finished with drywall installation. This offers a smooth surface for finishing and painting while also preventing moisture damage to the structure and insulation. In order to minimize moisture infiltration, we use moisture-resistant drywall and take the required precautions to make sure that it is securely sealed and taped at all seams.

Using your finished basement as a laundry room? Or are you looking for another way to use the dream basement? Let your project manager know, we’ll think along for the best interior renovations as well. Contact us right away for your Calgary and Okotoks basement development!

The basement building process differs per home renovation

Our process is thorough and transparent, beginning with a detailed consultation where we map out your vision, followed by meticulous planning, design, and construction phases, ensuring every detail is perfected.

At MBL, we are aware of how crucial the plumbing, drywall, and insulation are to the overall comfort and usability of the basement. We take the time to make sure that these processes are carried out correctly and that all essential precautions are made to guard against moisture damage because of this. To make sure that the basement is cozy, useful, and secure for our clients to use, we use top-notch products and methods.

Home renovations by our basement builders

MBL is your trusted, local basement development source in the Calgary and Okotoks area.  Because every homeowner has different demands and preferences, we here at MBL work closely with our clients to provide solutions that are specifically tailored to their needs.

From the initial consultation to the final inspection, our team of professionals will lead you through the entire basement development process and make sure that your newly refurbished basement is practical, cozy, and secure.

Basement developments gallery

Depending on the needs and tastes of the homeowner, a newly refurbished basement can be used to a variety of uses. Homeowners frequently use their recently remodeled basements as extra living space. A finished basement can be used as an additional living room, den, or family room, adding more space for unwinding and entertaining.

Explore our Gallery to see the dramatic transformations we’ve achieved!  For example, see how we went from a storage catch-all to a sleek, modern lounge area.  As more individuals choose to work from their homes, a basement can be transformed into a private, quiet workspace!

Basements – so many possibilities!

From media and gaming rooms to a new gym or workout area, our basement builders can transform your basement into that space you’ve been dreaming of.   

And of course, the new basement development can be utilized to store objects that aren’t used frequently, such as seasonal decorations, sports equipment, or tools.

Calgary basement development

MBL Construction is a reputable business that offers basement development services in Calgary and Okotoks. Getting in touch with us personally is the first step towards your basement development project. Are you ready for one of our ultimate renovations without hidden costs?

We’re one of those renovation companies that leaves you completely satisfied!

MBL Construction is a skilled and knowledgeable business that specializes in basement construction and remodeling. We are dedicated to giving our clients high-quality services and designing living places that are practical, cozy, and secure.

Ultimate renovations with MBL Construction

We think we are an excellent choice for your basement development for the following three reasons:

  • Expertise and Experience: Our team of professionals has years of experience in the construction and refurbishment of basements. From the original concept and planning to the framing, electricity, plumbing, insulation, drywall, and finishing, we have the experience and abilities to manage every component of a project. We have the knowledge and experience to design the ideal area for your home because we are aware of the special difficulties and requirements associated with basement building.
  • Customized Solutions: Recognizing that every basement is different, we work together with our clients to provide a solution that is tailored to their particular requirements and tastes. From the initial consultation to the final inspection, our team of professionals will lead you through the process and make sure your basement is useful, cozy, and secure.
  • Competitive Pricing & Flexible Financing: To make your basement development project reasonable and accessible, we provide competitive pricing for our services as well as flexible financing alternatives. We cooperate with our customers to create a solution that suits their needs and their budget since we recognize that a basement development project is a significant financial commitment.

We are committed to detail on every job

At MBL Construction, we are committed to offering our clients top-notch services and constructing liveable, secure environments. Every job is performed to the highest standards thanks to our meticulous attention to detail and dedication to customer satisfaction. Save money thanks to an excellent job, quality workmanship and dedicated project management.

MBL Construction is the only firm you need to consider if you’re wanting to construct your basement. They are trustworthy and qualified. To arrange a consultation and begin creating your ideal basement, contact us right away.

MBL Construction is a skilled and knowledgeable business

We focus on basement development and upgrades. We have the knowledge and experience to design the ideal area for your home because we are aware of the special difficulties and requirements associated with basement building. The surrounding area will be looked at, and we collaborate closely with customers to provide a solution that is tailored to their unique requirements and preferences.

Additionally, we provide inexpensive financing choices and competitive pricing to make your basement building project accessible and affordable. You can rely on MBL Construction to handle every aspect of your basement building project.

Basement FAQ's

We typically give ourselves 3 months to completely develop a basement from start to finish including all of the permits and inspections

MBL construction will acquire any permits and inspections required in your municipality on your behalf

For a bedroom to be legal it must have an egress window in case of a fire. And it has to have an interlocked fire alarm

Obviously proper insulation and a vapour barrier are extremely important in keeping your basement warm. A two pound spray foam can also be used to insulate and it will increase the insulation value compared to the standard. Carpet also helps keep the area warmer as it helps provide an insulating layer between the concrete floor and the room. Extra heat runs can also be ran off the furnace if it’s of great concern.

We recommend both carpet and luxury vinyl plank for basements. Of course carpet is the warmer of the two, so living spaces and rooms will almost always be carpet while having areas like the bathroom and kitchenette (if applicable) as vinyl plank. We don’t recommend an engineered hardwood floor or regular hardwood floor because the concrete floor of a basement is often inconsistent

Core Values

Our fundamental beliefs and what sets MBL Construction apart!

High Level Service

Our commitment to ‘High-Level Service’ was demonstrated when we completed an Okotoks Family’s basement ahead of schedule, with meticulous attention to their personalized needs.

Attention to Detail

We strive to reach the highest level of quality in all of our work. We are not satisfied with ‘good enough’; we strive for ‘looks great!

Solution Driven

We are driven to find a way to overcome any obstacles to meet your specific needs.

Relationship Driven

We want you to use us for future projects. Relationships are a priority, we strive to treat your property and most importantly your family with the utmost respect and courtesy.

MBL is a BBB A+ Rated Company
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