Best Calgary Basement Development Company in Calgary

PictureAre you interested in developing your basement in Calgary? We can help you.

For years now we have been renovating basements and garages in the Calgary and Edmonton areas. Whether you are thinking of turning your basement into your own personal in-home gym or a simple guest bedroom, we can help turn your basement into the basement of your dreams.

Here at PLANit Builders we know basements like we know the back of our hands. Each year we visit hundreds of different basements. Our incredible work ethics, combined with our knowledge and responsive customer services are what has allowed us to remain ahead of other competitors for so long.

Don’t believe us? Just take a look at what some of our past clients have to say about us. If you’re still hesitant after reading through these testimonials, then we encourage you to request a free in-home estimate today. The latter will provide you with a general idea of what working with us would be like. Keep in mind that estimates are available on weekends and evenings as well and they come with absolutely no obligation.

And if money is the problem, remember that PLANit Builders also offers financing options to potential customers. If you are currently employed, can afford low monthly payments and own a house, then you are eligible to apply for one of these financing options. More information can be found on our main website. You can also call (403) 452-2839.

Calgary Basement Development: Can You Remodel Your Basement By Yourself?

So you want to remodel your basement. Good for you! We live in the 21st century and gone are the days in which basements had to be just that… dark, moldy and cold basements. Nowadays they can be anything that their owners want them to be, from their own personal in-home gyms to practical rooms like offices or guest bedrooms.

If you are interested in remodeling your Calgary basement from the ground up, then the first question that you will have to ask yourself is whether you are planning on doing it by yourself or with the help of basement development companies.

What we recommend that you do is this: Unless you have years of experience remodeling rooms, rely on the help of Calgary basement development companies such as PLANit Builders. Yes, it will be a bit more expensive than going the DIY way, but trust us — it will also be a whole lot easier and time-consuming.

This is not a small  job that can be done in a few days. Sure, remodeling a basement does involve a lot of painting and designing, but it usually also involves a lot of plumbing and electrical work, among other things. As a result, not only does remodeling a basement by yourself takes a LOT of time: It can also be dangerous. If you don’t have the necessary experience, then you put yourself (and your family) at risk. What’s more, you will have to request the necessary permits from the city of Calgary all by yourself.

It’s simply not worth it.

For the basement of your dreams, trust PLANit Builders.

Calgary Basement Development: Where to Find a Free Estimate

Minolta DSCSo you want to renovate your basement. Good on you, we say! Chances are that you basement makes up a large (unused) portion of your house. Maybe you’re tired of seeing the wasted potential in your basement. Maybe you need a guest room. Or maybe you’re just tired of seeing your basement be just that… a cold, dark and moldy basement.

Because that’s right: A basement does not have to be a basement. It can be anything that you want it to be. (Within reason and budget, of course.)

Have you ever wanted your own personal in-home gym? Well you can turn your basement into one. What about that guest bedroom that you need so bad? Well your basement can turn into one too. As you can see, the sky is the limit when it comes to Calgary basement development. 

But here’s the thing: Developing your basement by yourself can be tricky and sometimes even dangerous. This is why we don’t recommend going the DIY way unless you have years of experience in renovation. Instead what we recommend is this: Request a free quote from one of the many Calgary development companies out there.

You will find that plenty of companies (PLANit Builders included) would like nothing more than to help you turn your basement into your dream basement. And what’s more, many of these companies also offer financing options to make sure that everyone can afford renovating their basement — even if they can’t afford to pay it all right away.

Sounds good? Then request your free in-home estimate from PLANit Builders today and see for yourself how working with us can benefit you. :)

How to Develop Your Calgary Basement the Proper Way

looking-up-1511545In recent years, Calgary basement development has risen in popularity. This is because basement development offers people like you countless opportunities. As PLANit Builders likes to say, “if you can dream it, we can build it”.

But here’s the thing: There is a right and a wrong way to develop your basement. Don’t make the mistake of thinking otherwise, because it could well end up costing you more than necessary. If you are interested in developing your basement, here is the right way to do it:

  • Decide whether you want to go the DIY way or hire a Calgary basement development company to help you. This is the first and most important step as this decision will affect the direction things drastically.
  • If you decide to hire a company, spend some time researching your options. And find a company that is trustworthy, reliable and affordable. Don’t forget that many companies in Calgary such as PLANit Builders offer financing options — make sure to look into them!
  • Make a budget, and stick to it! We can’t stress enough the importance of making a budget, even if you are thinking about applying for financing help. Make sure to let your builders know about it so that they can help you stick to it.
  • Plan out your basement. At last, the fun part has arrived. Now is finally the time for you to decide what you will do with your basement. Whether you want to turn it into your own personal in-home gym or a simple guest bedroom, don’t forget to have fun! (And to be creative if you feel like it — remember, the sky is the limit!)

Calgary Basement Development Financing Options: What You Need to Know

signing-the-contract-1512122-1279x917Let’s be honest: Developing your basement in 2015 (soon to be 2016) can be expensive. When hiring a company in Calgary, not only are you paying for the materials that you need — you are also paying for services that you receive. Of course our goal is not to discourage you. Basement development in Calgary is popular for a reason (and only keeps getting more popular as time passes). Plenty of people are able to renovate their basements as well. So what prevents you from being among them?

But here’s the thing: You would be surprised at how many of these people mentioned above would have been able to afford developing their basement had they not decided to apply for a financing option.

So now our question really applies… what prevents you from being among them?

If you are considering applying for a financing option, here are 2 things that you need to know about it:

  1. Not every company offers them, and that’s okay. In Calgary, you will soon come to realize that many basement development companies are willing to offer you financing help. You will also come to realize that many are not. What that means for you, as a customer, is that you should first and foremost try to sift between the companies that offer them and the ones that don’t. Remember that you have plenty of options to choose from so don’t be afraid of getting a good headstart!
  2. PLANit Builders offers financing options… and we are able to approve 95% of our clients. Yes, you read that right. Ultimately we are able to approve 95% of our clients. If you own a house, are currently employed and can afford low monthly payments, then take a look at our website to learn more about the Calgary basement development financing options that we offer.

Calgary Basement Development: 3 Common Questions Answered

PictureLove it or hate it, Calgary basement development is here to stay. Don’t believe us? Just ask any of our clients who have had the opportunity to work with us in 2015. They’ll tell you exactly what we just told you.

If you are new to the world of Calgary basement development, then here are 3 commonly asked questions and their answers:

  1. How expensive is Calgary basement development? Regardless of what your opinion on money is, there is one thing that doesn’t change: You need money to survive. And you need money to renovate your basement. But how much money do you exactly need? Unfortunately, there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to that question because it depends on the company that you are hiring. Keep in mind, however, that many of them (including PLANit Builders) offer financing options. So if your budget will be tight in 2016, you can always resort to that!
  2. What can I do with my basement? If you are here, chances are that your basement is cold, dark and moldy. But here’s the thing: It doesn’t have to be that way. Your basement can be anything you want it to be, from a guest bedroom to your own in-home gym. If you can dream it, we can build it.
  3. What company should I hire? In Calgary, you will soon come to realize that there are many basement development companies. Which one you end up hiring depends on many things, among them your budget and what you would like the end results to be. Generally we encourage people like you to request a free in-home quote from us to give them an idea of what working with us would be like. Of course though we aren’t the only company in Calgary to offer free in-home quotes, so feel free to start with any that you feel would work for you.

Good luck!

Learn More About Calgary’s Best Basement Development Company


In recent years, the city of Calgary has seen an increase of basement development companies. Despite this, a few among them continue to remain unparalleled in the quality of service they offer to their clients. PLANit Builders is among them.

For years now we have been remodeling old and moldy basements into in-home gyms, offices, guest bedrooms and even in-home bars. By working closely with our clients we are able to develop a plan and act on it without forgetting the most important thing… that at the end of the day, the client always has the last say.

This is why here at PLANit Builders we take the planning process very seriously. Because we know basements like the back of our hands we are able to give sound and honest suggestions to our clients without forcing them to do anything that they are not comfortable with. Once we are completely certain that our clients will be happy with the final results, we can then move on to the construction process.

We know that welcoming strangers into your home for weeks on end isn’t the most convenient thing for you. This is why we allow you to create a schedule so that we can work around it and figure out with you when would be the best time for us to come over. Of course it also goes without saying that we will treat your home and your family with the utmost respect.

If you are interested to learn more about what we could do for you and your basement, then we encourage you to request a free in-home quote from our website today. Until then, keep the basement development ideas coming!

Calgary Basement Development: Affordable Options For You

CaptureLet’s be honest here: There are cheaper things in life that basement development… especially basement development in Calgary. But with that being said, basement development doesn’t have to be that expensive. With a bit of planning ahead there is no reason why you wouldn’t enjoy the basement of your dreams, regardless of whether you have a tight budget or not.

Without further ado, here are a few affordable options that you might want to go over:

  • PLANit Builders: One of the best and most affordable Calgary basement development companies has been in operation for several years now, breathing new life into old and moldy basements all over the city. If you are interested in working with PLANit Builders, feel free to give us a call or to drop us a line — we’ll be sure to contact you as soon as possible! In the meantime, you might want to read about the financing options that we offer, which brings us to the next point…
  • Financing options: Several companies believe that everyone, regardless of their budget, should be allowed to experience the basement of their dreams. This is why they offer financing options to their clients. If Calgary basement development sounds a tad bit expensive for you, then we encourage that you do a bit of research on the financing options available to you!
  • Thinking outside the box: Thinking outside the box when it comes to basement development can prove to save you a good amount of money down the road… especially when it comes to materials. Regarding this topic we have two things to tell you — don’t be afraid of used materials and Google is your friend. Good luck! :)

Calgary Basement Development: 3 Things To Do With Your Basement

sofa-1233675When it comes to Calgary basement development, we certainly have our fair share of ideas. After all, we’ve been renovating basements in the Calgary and Edmonton areas for several years now, and we know basements like the back of our hands. If you are considering renovating your basement but are not sure what to do with the space available to you, then here are 3 ideas for you to go over:

  • A room that you need. Have you ever wished that your home could have a spare bedroom for guests? Well now you can build one! Or even better… have you ever wished to have our very own in-home office? You can have one too. In our opinion, one of the best usage of a basement is to turn it into a room that you need. But then again, there is nothing wrong with a little bit of fun in your life… which brings us to our second idea…
  • Something fun! In the past, we’ve changed plenty of basements into in-home gyms or entertainment rooms. We’ve even created in-home bars! If you would rather turn your basement into something fun and exciting, then this is more than doable.
  • Anything else that you want it to be. You see, the sky is the limit when it comes to Calgary basement development. If you can dream it, somebody can build it. It’s as simple as that.

If you are currently looking for an affordable and reliable Calgary basement development company, then PLANit Builders might be the one you are looking for. For more information, visit

Calgary Basement Development: Renovating vs. Remodeling

gloved handIn the field of Calgary basement development, there seems to be a common misconception among people.

Is renovating the same as remodeling?

No. Renovating and remodeling are two different things. Certainly they share some similarities, but at the end of the day they both have different purposes. If you are here, then we can at least assume that you are familiar with the meaning of “renovating”. But for the purpose of this blog post, let’s go over the definition of this word anyway.

Quite simply, “renovating” means to make something (in this case a basement) new again. It means to repair, to restore something to good condition. Renovations can be big or small, but their purpose is always to alter something for the better.

Which is brings us to the definition of “remodeling”…

Unlike renovating, remodeling entails a lot more. In fact, it entails so much that people go as far as altering the structure of something in order to make it better or completely change its use of space. As an example, it is not uncommon for PLANit Builders to turn basements into in-home gyms, offices, bedrooms and even in-home entertainment rooms. All of these projects fall into the category of “remodeling” because their purpose is to change the use of a space.

Remodeling is far more complex than renovating, and this is why you should never remodel a room (let alone a basement) by yourself. If you live in Calgary, then let PLANit Builders breathe new life into your basement. For more information on how we can do just that, give us a call or drop us a line — we’ll be sure to contact you as soon as possible.