Where to Request a Free Calgary Basement Development Estimate

pictureHas the idea of developing your basement piqued your interest?

Well you aren’t the only one.

In the past, basements used to be just that… basements. They were — no, they had – to be cold, dark and moldy. The idea of what a traditional basement should be like is very much ingrained in the general collective, and while there is nothing wrong with that per se, it doesn’t make it automatically good either.

The past few decade or so has seen a rise in basement development in Calgary and surrounding areas. People are beginning to understand that basements don’t ALWAYS have to be basements — that is, cold, dark and moldy. That’s right: Basements can be anything, from guest bedrooms to offices to even in-home gyms and bars.

After all this, this is exactly why we are not surprised that the idea of developing your basement has piqued your interest too. Welcome to the club!

If you are looking for a free Calgary basement development estimate, then PLANit Builders can help you. We are professional company offering Calgary basement development services to the people of the city and surrounding areas. Not only do we know basements — we also know people and it clearly reflects in the way we handle our projects. It is our passion for turning the darkest, coldest and moldiest basements into dream basements, whether said dream basements be offices, guest bedrooms or even cinemas that keep us going.

If you are interested in hearing more from us, we highly recommend that you request your free in-home quote today. The latter comes with no obligation whatsoever and provides the perfect chance for you to learn a bit more about basement development and what to expect from it.

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. :)

Where to Obtain a Free Basement Development Estimate in Calgary

BasementAs a customer, free estimates are your best friends for a number of reasons (and not only because they are free… although this probably helps a lot.)

If you think about it for a moment, free estimates allow you to get a general idea of what to expect from a company. They are very important because they give you the chance to ask questions and to receive answers — something which many people prefer to do in real life rather than online or even on the phone.

Free estimates also let you know approximately how much money a project will cost. Without them, making a budget (and staying on it) is nearly impossible.

If you are considering developing your basement in Calgary, we cannot stress enough the importance of requesting free Calgary basement development estimates such as the one offered by PLANit Builders. Why risk going with a company that doesn’t offer free estimates when you could take your time and choose between several companies that do offer them?

As we have said in the past, developing your basement is an investment that lasts a lifetime and beyond. It is a long, often expensive process. As a result, a lot of care and thought should go into choosing a company that is both affordable and reliable. More often than not, you can see for yourself whether a company is both of these things by inviting one of their representatives over to your house and allowing them to give you a free estimate.

Why Should You Care About Developing Your Basement?

PictureWhen people hear about Calgary basement development, they often wonder why they should care about it. What could spending thousands of dollars on their basement possibly bring them?

Obviously, this is a good question since (and we have never hidden this fact), developing a basement is a rather expensive investment. But as we have said plenty of times in the past, it’s an investment that has the potential to last a lifetime and which is worth every penny.

Okay, we might be a bit biased, but if we are… so are thousands of Canadians who have developed their basement and loved every minute of it!

Here’s the thing: A basement doesn’t have to be a basement. It can be ANYTHING that you want it to be, from a bedroom to an office to even an in-home gym! As long as you can dream it, you can build it. (Or well… your Calgary basement development company can build it.)

Think about it for a moment. Think about the sheer size of your basement, and how much of this incredible space is wasted. If you are like most people, chances are that you use your basement to store things. Or maybe you don’t even use it at all.

Well developing your basement could turn that incredible space into something that you could finally make good use of. And the (other) good news? It would increase the resale value of your house dramatically as well.

From our perspective, it’s a win-win scenario. What about yours?

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.

How Much Does Developing Your Basement Cost?

PictureSo you want to remodel your basement? Great! As you will soon find out, plenty of companies in the Calgary and Edmonton areas would be more than happy to help you in your endeavours — among them PLANit Builders. As a customer, the burden of sifting between the good and the bad ones falls on your shoulders. But before deciding which company you would like to settle on, there are a few things that you should take into consideration.

Your budget is probably the most important of these things.

How much exactly will developing your basement cost? The truth is that there is no definite answer to that question that plagues the minds of many, many people. There are simply too many factors that can affect the cost of basement development — especially if you are thinking of remodelling it by yourself. (But that’s a completely different story.)

Instead of worrying about that we recommend that you focus on finding a Calgary basement development company that is both affordable and trustworthy. This way you can get a free estimate and begin the planning of your new basement with professionals who have years of planning and building experience under their belts.

If money is an issue, you will also discover that several companies out there offer people like you financing options. If you own your home, are currently employed and can afford low monthly payments, you might want to look into the ones offered by PLANit Builders. We believe that everyone, regardless of their finances, should be able to afford the basement of their dreams — and you are not any different. :-)

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!

Calgary Basement Development — Are Financing Options Available?


By now you probably have made it clear to yourself that developing your basement is something that you want to do.

We completely understand this. As we said before, basement remodelling is absolutely amazing. Most people tend to overlook their basement for a number of reasons — but the truth is that basements don’t have to be basements.

Unfortunately, basement development in Calgary can be expensive. While it can be seen as a lifelong investment (it does increase the overall value of your house, after all), basement development can leave your wallet empty for several months.

The good news is that it does not have to be this way. Unless you decide to develop your basement by yourself, you can count on PLANit Builders to help build the basement of your dream without you having to worry about money.

We offer Calgary basement development financing options because we believe that everyone is entitled to the basement of their dreams. (Yes, this includes you.) If you are interested, we encourage you to request your free online quote today. Through several lenders in Calgary, you will find that we are able to approve 90% of our clients. You will also find that we are very flexible when it comes to payments. Not only do we allow for payments to be deferred up to six months (without any charge or penalty) – we also charge very little (from $99/month).

Sounds good? We think so! And the (other) good news is that as long as you own your house and are currently employed, then you are eligible to apply for one of our financing options. :-)