Developing Your Basement — The Dos and Dont’s


Developing your basement can be both stressful and tiring. This is not surprising — remodelling a room is a lot of work. You can therefore probably imagine what remodelling a room the size of a basement is like!

If you are interested in developing your basement, there are a few things that you will need to know beforehand. To help you along the way, the team over at PLANit Builders has compiled a list of basement development dos and dont’s. While it is important to remember that everyone (and every house) is different, we recommend using this list as a guideline to at least give you an idea of what to expect.

(This week will cover the dos. Come back next week to learn about the dont’s!)


1. Do hire a professional basement development company in Calgary, if possible. It’s not that we don’t doubt your ability to remodel your basement — it’s because it’s always better to leave it to professionals. Basement development can be extremely complex (and in some instances even dangerous). For your safety and that of your family, hiring a company might be wiser.

2. Do set a budget for yourself.  Know what your goals are and how to achieve them. If you are interested, PLANit Builders also offers financing options. We encourage you to look them up if you are the kind of person who thinks basement development is too expensive!

3. Do some research. Of course, we can probably assume that you have done some already (wouldn’t it be silly if you had not?), but what we are talking about here is real research — especially if you are planning on remodelling your basement by yourself.

4. Do expect some time to pass. As we said before, basement development can take months. Be patient and before you know it you will be able to enjoy a beautifully renovated basement!