PLANiT Builders – Calgary’s #1 Basement Development Company…

Owned and operated by two experienced shareholders who work at the coal face themselves, Sonny Belanger and Mike Huber, PLANiT Builders set out from day one in March 2008 to excel in just two things – basement development and garage building.

Rather than be all things to all men, the two co-founders realized that they could draw on their vast experience to offer homeowners award-winning expertise in these two areas and produce workmanship that would be superior to anything else available.

This has proved to be a winning concept since PLANiT Builders visits over 1,000 homes every year making the most of the client’s space with a professional approach to design, development and building that is second to none.

With a no nonsense attitude the team at PLANiT Builders work in cohesion to get the job done on time, every time, ensuring that every client gets maximum value with a top quality finish.

The design director has over twelve years direct experience in design and permitting, while the estimator has similar credentials in the fields of project costing and management, and direct construction experience. The construction team has 35 years of direct experience and/or project experience. Even the accounting staff and customer care team have a minimum of three years in the industry.

When you need a basement developed or a garage built it just makes sense to come to the people who specialize in that area rather than to use a company which may be jack of all trades and master of none.

At PLANiT Builders we KNOW basements and garages like the backs of our own hands. We live and breathe them every working day of our lives – it’s what we do.

If you want a basement or garage built with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of expertise, knowing that it will be finished on time and the site left clean and tidy, the team at PLANiT Builders is the team you need.

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What Is PLANit Builders?

gloved handIf you live in Calgary or surrounding areas, maybe you’ve heard of PLANit Builders. Maybe you’ve heard of a friend of a friend who has hired us in the past, or maybe you simply came across one of our ads online.

So what exactly do we specialize in?

It’s quite simple, really: We turn hundreds of cold, damp and moldy basements into dream basements. And by dream basements, we obviously don’t mean that literally. But we do take pride in the fact that we help make basement owners’ dream basements come to life, and we often like to say that if you can dream it we can build it.

We are known as a Calgary basement development company. Our team is comprised of professional architects and builders with dozens of collective years of experience under its belt. We know basements like we know the back of our hands, and it clearly shows in the way we approach each new project.

If you’ve grown tired of letting the amazing space that is your basement go to waste, it’s time to give us a call or drop us a line. And if you think that you can’t afford to hire a basement development company in Calgary, we encourage you to think twice about it. We offer several financing options that can be easily available to you if you:

  • Own your own home;
  • Can afford low monthly payments and;
  • Are currently employed.

For more information please visit www.planitbuilders.ca.

Calgary Basement Development: Why Budgeting Matters

PictureSurprise, surprise! Budgeting matters. I bet you didn’t know that, did you?

(We’re not being serious.)

About you knowing, of course. Budgeting still matters.

It especially becomes important when you decide to take on the job of remodeling your basement. Because let’s be honest — it’s not a cheap (or easy) task. It tends to be a rather lengthy and costly one. Making a budget (and sticking to it) soon becomes your greatest asset.

But it’s not all: Learning how to save money should also figure high on your list of priorities. As should knowing what to buy used and where to buy these things from.

Here are 3 tips to help you along your journey:

  1. Overestimate costs. This way, you’ll end up with more money rather than less, and you’ll be certain never to go over your budget.
  2. Buy used materials and (maybe) furniture. This is a good way for you to save you money. Don’t forget that buying in bulk is cheaper too!
  3. Hire a basement development company. Lastly, this is not a tip to save you money in the short run, but maybe in the long run if things go wrong. Unless you are 100% certain that you can take on the job of remodeling your basement by yourself, sometimes it’s best to rely on professionals to do it instead. And for budget-minded people like you, you’re in luck as well because many companies like PLANit Builders offer financing options to ease the strain on your wallet.

Good luck and have fun!

Calgary Basement Development: How Long Does It Take?

sofa-1233675In recent years, Calgary basement development companies have become more and more common in the city. This is because people are starting to realize that basements don’t have to be basements. They don’t have to be cold or moldy, and they don’t have to serve as storage rooms that remain basically unused for decades. Basements can be anything.

If the prospect of turning your basement into your own personal in-home gym, an office or a simple guest bedroom piques your interest, then we welcome you into the wonderful world of Calgary basement remodeling.

As a company specializing in that, one of the most common questions that people ask us on a regular basis is this one: How long does it take?

Unfortunately, there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to that question because each case is different. How long it takes to remodel your basement can vary wildly from how long it takes to remodel your neighbor’s basement. The size of the actual basement, the schedule of the owners, how much electrical work is required and of course what they are planning on turning their basement into all play a role in how long it will take for companies like us to finish a job.

Generally speaking, however, expect a complete basement remodeling job to take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. To speed up the process, be sure to be specific and clear on what your expectations are early on. A bit of research never hurts as well. As for your schedule, here at PLANit Builders we are very good at working around schedules, but we will still need your full cooperation to complete your basement. Try to pick a period of the year in which you will be able to accommodate us at least twice a week.

Good luck!

Calgary Basement Development: 3 Things You Need to Know

PictureThinking about developing your Calgary basement? Here are three important things that you need to know:

  1. It’s better to hire a company than go the DIY way. Here’s why: Unless you have years of experience working in the remodeling industry, chances are that you’ll mess up somewhere. Remodeling is different from renovating in that it goes beyond the surface. Turning a basement into, let’s say an office, or maybe even an in-home gym means that you have to change more than simple appearances. Sometimes that includes tearing down walls and even messing with wires and plumbing. Getting yourself injured to save money simply isn’t worth it.
  2. When it comes to renovating your basement, the sky is the limit. Your basement does not have to be a basement. It does not have to be cold, moldy and damp. Your basement can be anything you want it or need it to be, from your own personal in-home gym to the guest bedroom you’ve always dreamed of having. When it comes to renovating your basement, the sky is the limit.
  3. Basement remodeling can be budget-friendly, too. Often, people turn away from basement remodeling because they think that they can’t afford it. Here’s the thing: Renovating your basement won’t be cheap. But it doesn’t have to be extremely expensive either. Striking the perfect balance between achieving the basement of your dreams and achieving the basement of your dreams on a budget is key. We’ll be covering tips on how to save money in future blog posts. Until then, just remember that several Calgary basement development companies such as PLANit Builders offer financing options to budget-minded people. For more information, please visit www.planitbuilders.ca.

Basement Development: Where to Request a Free In-Home Estimate In Calgary

pictureWhen it comes to basement development in Calgary, PLANit Builders is no stranger to what homeowners want.  Whether it’s a guest bedroom or an office or even a personal in-home gym, we like to say that if you can dream it, we can build it.

This is why we are always on the lookout for new and exciting projects. And as it turns out, you’re also on the lookout for a free Calgary basement development in-home estimate.

We have been in the business for many, many years, and our team has decades of collective experience under its belt. From dark and empty to cold and moldy basements, we’ve seen it all. We know basements like we know the back of our hands and we look forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise with you.

We offer free in-home estimates to prospective clients. Because we believe in working around your schedule and not the other way around, our estimates are also available on weekends and even on evenings. For more information and to book your free estimate today, please visit www.planitbuilders.ca.

And if budget is an issue for you, don’t forget to ask our representative about the financing options that are available to you. If you are currently employed, own your house and can afford low monthly payments, the basement of your dream might be just a few weeks away, regardless of what your wallet says.

Until then have yourself a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Developing Your Basement in Calgary: What You Need to Know

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When it comes to basement development, there is no right way to approach it. Likewise, there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to this question:

“What now?”

If you are considering remodeling your basement, then you are already on the right path. Just how long the path will be depends on a few factors, among them whether or not you are relying on the help of a Calgary basement development company such as PLANit Builders.

Of course, remodeling your basement by yourself is doable. Plenty of people have done it in the past and plenty of people are doing it right now. But are you willing to invest a LOT of time in it?

Sure, it might be cheaper to remodel your basement alone rather than hire a company. But there are so many things that could go wrong along the way that in the end, you can’t say for sure whether it’s worth it or not.

Basement development companies such as PLANit Builders exist to simplify the process of remodeling basements. It’s as simple as that. Not everyone has the experience required to create the basement of their dreams and not everyone is ready to invest the time needed to do so.

(And of course, not everyone has the money to do so… but that’s another story.)

If the idea of remodeling your basement has piqued your interest, then it’s better to leave it to professionals… most of the time.

It’s up to you to decide whether or not this applies to you.

Calgary Basement Development Ideas

CaptureInterested in developing your basement? You’ve come to the right place. Here at PLANit Builders we specialize in turning cold, moldy and damp basements into dream basements. Not only do we know basements like we know the back of our hands — we also happen to know people very well. When it comes to Calgary basement development, we know what people want. So why don’t you let us give you some ideas?

If you own a basement and you’ve always longed for a guest bedroom, then you might want to consider turning your basement into a guest bedroom. If you’d like something a little bit less… practical, then the sky truly is the limit. In the past, we’ve turned basements into entertainment rooms and even in-home bars! For the perfect mix of practical and personal, you might want to consider turning your basement into your own personal gym, or maybe the home office you’ve always dreamed of owning.

If you can dream it, we can build it.

Basement remodeling is amazing because it challenges the very concept of a basement. When you think about it, how often do you use your basement? Probably not that often. But more importantly… how do you use the space available to you? Like most people, you most likely use it as a storage room. But think about it for a moment… is it really worth using such a large amount of space for something so trivial, maybe even useless?

For us, the answer is a resounding no.

What about you?

Calgary Basement Development: 3 Things To Know About PLANit Builders

gloved handInterested in developing your basement? PLANit Builders has you covered. But before giving us a call or requesting your free in-home estimate online, here are 3 things that you need to know about us:

  1. We know basements like we know the back of our hands. And it’s because we’ve been in the industry for a very long time. Collectively, our team has dozens of years in the Calgary basement industry. As a result, we know what our customers want, and we know how to deliver what they want in a timely and efficient fashion.
  2. We offer free in-home estimates to prospective customers. The latter are available on evenings and even on weekends. Here at PLANit Builders we are all about making sure that our customers are well taken care of, and it shows in the way we communicate with them. We will always strive to work with them to ensure their complete satisfaction — even if it means doing something that proves to be inconvenient for us, but convenient for our customers.
  3. We also offer financing options to prospective customers. If you are currently employed, own your house and can afford low monthly payments, you are eligible to apply for one of our Calgary basement development financing options. As we like to say, we believe that everyone, regardless of their budget, should be able to enjoy the basement of their dreams… you included.

For more information on PLANit Builders, a Calgary based basement development company, please visit www.planitbuilders.ca.

 

 

Why You Should Hire a Calgary Basement Development Company?

PictureWhat do you think of when you think of basement development?

For some people, basement development is synonym with the basement of their dreams.

However, some of these people do not know that companies specializing in Calgary basement development exist. As a result, they believe that the only option available is to remodel their basement all by themselves…

…which is never a good idea unless you have years of basement remodeling experience under your belt.

There are three main reasons why you should hire a Calgary basement development company instead of going the DIY way:

  1. It’s safer;
  2. It’s faster;
  3. You will be working with experienced professionals who know what they are doing.

These three reasons are self-explanatory, and quite frankly, they should never be ignored unless (as we stated above) a person has years of experience working in the basement development industry.

Sure, hiring a company tends to be a bit more costly than remodeling your basement by yourself. But trust us when we say that the risks far outweighs the benefits of going the DIY way. If things go wrong, fixing things that weren’t broken before can even prove to be more expensive in the long run than the initial cost of hiring a company. And of course, if your budget is a little tight this year, you can always count of financing options such as the ones offered by PLANit Builders.

As we like to say, if you can dream it, we can built it. And we believe that everyone, regardless of their budget, should be able to afford the basement of their dreams.

So what are you waiting for? Request your free in-home estimate to learn more about how we can help you! Visit www.planitbuilders.ca for more information.

 

Calgary Basement Development: What About Financing Options?

signing-the-contract-1512122-1279x917Each year, PLANit Builders visit hundreds of basements. As a result, we know basements like we know the back of our hands… and we also know that not everyone can afford the basement of their dreams straight away.

This is why we offer financing options to these people. We believe that everyone, regardless of their budget, should be able to have the basement of their dreams built. 

If you:

  • Own your house;
  • Are currently employed and
  • Can afford low monthly payments…

…then you are more than welcome to request more information on our Calgary basement financing options. Chances are that you’ll get approved if you meet those requirements.

But before you go ahead and request your free in-home estimate, you might be wondering what exactly sets PLANit Builders apart from other Calgary basement development companies.

Quite simply, we know what people want — and we know how to build it. As we said earlier, we visit hundreds of basements each year. Our team is comprised of knowledgeable workers with decades of collective experience in the basement remodeling industry. Whether you want to turn your basement into your own personal in-home gym or the guest bedroom that you’ve always needed, we can help. Throughout the years we’ve turned basements into gyms, offices, bedrooms, bars, entertainment rooms… you name it and we’ve done it.

As we like to say, the sky is the limit when it comes to basement development. So don’t be afraid to dream, and don’t be afraid to ask us about our financing options if money is a little tight for you lately — we’ll be more than happy to help.