What Can I Expect From PLANit Builders?

BasementWhen it comes to Calgary basement development, we already established on numerous occasions that hiring a Calgary basement development company to renovate your basement is often the best (and only way) to go. We’ve also established that hiring PLANit Builders to take care of it might be an option worth looking into. What we haven’t established yet, however, is what exactly hiring us would bring you… or what you can expect from working with us.

Of course, we’d like to say “quality”, “knowledge” and “stellar customer service”. While you would in fact receive all of these things (and more) while working with us, listing those things does very little to explain the actual process of developing your basement. As a result, we’ve decided to make it a little bit clearer for you.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at what you can expect from PLANit Builders:

  • Free in-home estimation. It begins with a free in-home estimation that you are more than welcome to request any time you wish. As we have said before, our in-home estimate comes with no obligation whatsoever and is available on weekends as well as evenings.
  • A team of experienced architects: Our architects have years of experienced designing basements. Working with us means that you will be lucky enough to work with them as well. During the planning process, you will have the final say, but our architects will be there to offer you advice. Before the construction process we will also take care any renovation permits required by the city of Calgary.
  • A team of experienced builders: Our builders, just like our architects, have years of experience under their belts. While renovating your basement they will be sure to treat your home and family with the utmost respect. They will also pay attention to any questions or worries that you may have.
  • Flexible financing options: Lastly, PLANit Builders offers flexible Calgary basement development financing options. If you are interested to learn more about those options, feel free to request your free in-home estimation today or to drop us a line whenever you can.

Calgary Basement Development: Is It Better to Hire Professionals?

gloved handWhen it comes to basement development in Calgary, there seems to be an enduring myth that hiring professionals is ALWAYS the way to go. While this might be true for most people, it isn’t always the case for everyone. Here’s when you should hire professionals to take care of your basement and when you shouldn’t:

When you should:

You should hire a professional Calgary basement development company of the likes of PLANit Builders when you don’t have any previous experience renovating or building anything. The first mistake that people make when they want to develop their basement by themselves is overestimate their abilities to do so. Unlike what some people like to advertise, the DIY trend is a lot more difficult than simply picking up a hammer and some nails and then going to work. It entails many different processes, and some of them are better left to professionals. (Hint: The planning.)

Keep in mind that while developing your basement by yourself might seem less expensive at first, mistakes can prove to be very costly.

When you shouldn’t:

You shouldn’t hire a Calgary basement development company when you have plenty of experience building and renovating things. If things go wrong along the way, you should be confident in your abilities to fix them OR in your abilities to find someone to help you fix them. On another note, you should avoid hiring a company if your budget is tight, or if you don’t wish to welcome strangers in your home for several weeks, if not months on end. Remember that finding a company that is trustworthy and reliable is the key.

Calgary Basement Financing Options: Where Can I Learn More About Them?

looking-up-1511545Let’s be honest — Calgary basement development can be expensive. It’s expensive when you do it alone and it’s even more expensive when you hire professionals to take care of it.

The good news, however, is that several companies of the likes of PLANit Builders offer financing options to people like you.

We know that financing options tend to have negative connotations among certain people. Not everyone likes the idea of being “tied down” to a contract — much less when that contracts extends for several years. Now we don’t know whether you belong to the aforementioned group of people. This is something that only you can tell. But if you are here, chances are that you are at least slightly interested in learning more about the financing options that are available to you — and to that we say bravo.

If you live in Calgary, you have numerous options to choose from. Among them is PLANit Builders, a professional company specializing in Calgary basement development as well as garage development. Unlike other companies, PLANit Builders believes that everyone should be able to enjoy the basement of their dreams, regardless of whether they can afford it or not.

To make this possible they have decided to start offering financing options to their clients. By partnering with bank-financed lenders they are ultimately able to approve 90% of their clients. They can approve you if:

  • You own your home;
  • Are currently employed;
  • Can afford low monthly payments;
  • And are interested in basement development.

For more information, refer to the website linked above.

Calgary Basement Development Free In-Home Consultation

PictureAre you looking to hire a Calgary basement development company in the near future? PLANit Builders can help you. We are a professional team of builders and architects with decades of collective experience under our belts. For the last few years we have been renovating basements in the Calgary and surrounding area and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

We are planning on making the process of developing your basement easier for you by providing you with a free in-home estimation. The latter is completely free and comes with no obligation whatsoever. All that you have to do to request your free consultation is fill out a quick form on our website. One of our representatives will then contact you shortly to schedule a time — keep in mind that estimates are also available on both weekends and evenings.

PLANit Builders is the uncontested leader in Calgary basement development. Not only do we know basements — we also know people. This is why we are proud to offer free in-home consultations as well as financing options. The latter are very popular among our clients. If you are employed, can afford low monthly payments and are interested in renovating your basement, then you are eligible to apply for one of our financing options.

Sounds good? That’s what hundreds of people in Calgary seem to think annually too! For more information, we encourage you to browse through our main website. There you will also find the form that you need to fill to request your free Calgary in-home consultation.

Do I Need a Permit to Develop My Basement In Calgary?

HeatingA question that most people tend to ask themselves when they first hear about basement remodeling in Calgary is this one:

Do I need a permit to develop my basement?

The answer to that question is a yes. The bad news, however, is that it can be a bit tricky… and costly as well. As is the case with most renovations in Calgary, you are first required to submit floor plans before proceeding further. You also have to make sure that you have adequate qualifications under your belt. For more information on what those qualifications entail and how much you will be expected to pay, we encourage you to visit the official website of the city of Calgary. You can find the requirements for the application here.

With that being said, you only ever need to purchase a permit if you are planning on developing your basement by yourself. In the event that you choose not to do so and instead hire a Calgary basement development company of the likes of PLANit Builders, then you will not have to worry about the development permit as the company will take care of it for you.

Many people decide to go this way since hiring a basement development company saves them a lot of trouble (and money) down the road. If you are new to the world of basement remodeling then we highly recommend that you do not put your finances at risk by choosing to remodel your basement without the help of professionals. Many companies in Calgary would be more than happy to lend you a hand, among them PLANit Builders.

How Can You Save Money While Developing Your Basement?

PictureLet’s be honest — the term “Calgary basement development” sound expensive, doesn’t it?

That’s because it is.

But the truth is that it doesn’t have to be THAT expensive. With enough planning and a bit of knowledge of the industry, there are many ways for you to save money while developing your Calgary basement. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Hire the right Calgary basement development company. You weren’t really thinking of developing your basement by yourself, were you? At least we hope you weren’t. You will find that hiring the right basement development company has the potential to save you both money AND time — two things that are extremely precious in today’s society. Calgary companies like PLANit Builders employ the best designers and contractors. They know how to complete a project in a timely and efficient manner. What’s more, they have plenty of experience under their belts. There is no reason why you shouldn’t make use of that!

2. Plan wisely. And know what you want in advance. If you don’t know what kind of basement you want to build, then working within the confine of your budget will be difficult. Set up a budget and stick to it. You’ll see — it makes things a thousand times easier.

3. Hire a company that offers financing options. This might only make you save money in the short term, but financing options are often what drives people to remodel their basement in the first place. Make use of those financing options wisely and you’ll see — in no time you’ll have a brand new basement to call your own! :-)

Hire the Right Basement Development Company and Save Money


Money is something that we all need. As such, being careful with it is something that everyone should take to heart.

If you are thinking of remodelling your Calgary basement, then saving money while doing so becomes more important than ever. As you are probably already aware of, basement development is a huge investment. Not only do you need to have a good amount of money to invest in your basement — you also have to have some money aside in case something goes wrong along the way.

We cannot stress enough the importance of hiring the right Calgary basement development company. There are many companies out there that would be more than happy to offer their services to you. Unfortunately, too many of these companies cannot be trusted.

As a prospective client, it is imperative that you choose a company that can be trusted. Doing so is bound to save you a lot of trouble (and money) down the road. Not only will the development of your basement be in good, professional hands — you will also be assured to receive what you pay for. Too often, basement development companies only care about making money. They take a lot and offer very little in return.

To know exactly where your money is going is priceless.

But of course, finding the right basement development company is easier said than done. We encourage you spend a lot of time researching a company before hiring said company. In a future blog post we will be going over what exactly constitutes a good Calgary basement development company.

Until then, keep looking! Or if you prefer, you can always head over to PLANit Builders’ website and see what kind of services we offer.

What Do You Want To Do With Your Calgary Basement?

basementrenovationsCalgaryBasements are traditionally cold, dark and moldy. This is a commonly accepted fact in our world today. Because basements are traditionally cold, dark and moldy few people want to associate with them. We would like to change this.

Not only do we want to change the attitude of people towards basements — we also want to change basements. And this is what we do. For years now we have turned cold, dark and moldy basements in the Calgary and Edmonton areas into modern, beautiful and useful basements.

Will yours be next?

As a Calgary basement development company, PLANit Builders prides itself in the quality of service it offers to the people of Alberta. It is our constant dedication and our love for basement development that have allowed us to remain ahead of our competitors all those years.

This is also why we would like to ask you today: What do you want to do with your basement?

Would you like to leave it as it is? Or would you like to turn it into the basement of your dreams? It doesn’t matter if the basement of your dreams is an in-home office or a bar or even a gym. If you can dream it, we can build it. It’s as simple as that.

Basement development provides you with countless opportunities. It is up to you to decide what would benefit you the most. Plenty of basement remodelling ideas can be found online if you have never wanted to turn your basement into anything in particular. :-)

You can also always turn to us for advice!

Should You Hire PLANit Builders?

Over the last few years or so, basement development has caught the interest of many people in Calgary. As a result, more and more companies are now offering their basement development service — among them PLANit Builders.

If you are considering remodelling your basement, then chances are that you need the help of a professional company. This is when PLANit Builders comes into play. However, we know that as a prospective customer, you have to choose your company carefully. With so many options available out there, we also know that it’s sometimes easier said than done.

Why should you hire us instead of another Calgary basement development company?

The answer is quite simple: We know basements. We have seen moldy basements, cold basements and dark basements. We have turned those basements into gyms, offices, in-home bars, bedrooms… you name it and we probably did it.

Your basement could be among them.

Throughout the years we have developed a model of quality. Not only do we hire the best architects and the best contractors — we also offer premium customer service. This translates into the financing options that we are more than happy to provide to people like you. (Yes, you heard right! If you thought that you could not afford a basement development company, now might be the time to re-evaluate this.)

Sure, you could hire another basement development company and still be happy with the end results. But if you want to hire a company with years of experience under its belt, then PLANit Builders is the way to go. Nobody in Calgary knows basements better than us.

Thinking About Developing Your Basement? We Can Help


Basement development can be a tricky business. In between figuring what type of basement you would like to have built, you have to figure out which company would be able to provide you with what you need. Sometimes, however, it’s easier said than done.

If you live in Calgary or in surrounding areas and you are looking for a Calgary basement development company, PLANit Builders can help. Hailed as one of the best basement development companies out there, PLANit Builders has been renovating basements for many, many years. As such, we have come to understand what our customers need and how to provide them with it.

Not only do we know basements — we also know people. As a result, we are more than happy to offer prospective customers like you several financing options to choose from. If you own your house, are employed and can afford low monthly payments, then chances are that you too can enjoy one of these financing options. As we have said in the past, we believe that everyone, regardless of their budget, should be able to enjoy the basement of their dreams.

With that being said, how do you know that we are the right company for you? Quite simply, listen to what others say. On our website linked above you will find plenty of testimonials and reviews. As the saying goes: Companies lie but customers don’t. Throughout the years we have been able to build a solid reputation in Calgary. Our work ethic has allowed us to remain on top of our competitors. If you are interested, we encourage you to drop us a line or request your free in-home estimate today.