Calgary Basement Development: How to Request Financing Options From PLANit Builders

PictureLet’s be honest: Your basement probably could benefit from a makeover… or two. Too expensive, you say? Don’t speak too soon.

Sure, Calgary basement development can be rather expensive in the short run. Not only are you hiring workers to remodel your basement — you are also purchasing materials and borrowing equipment from them. But here’s the thing: If basement companies of the likes of PLANit Builders were not ready and willing to help their clients by offering them financing options, they would go out of business. It’s as simple as that.

If you are a basement owner currently living in Calgary or surrounding area, you might be interested (and maybe even happy) to learn that several companies are more than willing to offer Calgary basement development financing options to their clients — PLANit Builders among them.

To request financing options from PLANit Builders, you have to first determine whether or not you are eligible to receive financing help. Generally speaking, you are eligible if:

  • You are currently employed;
  • Are interested in developing your basement;
  • Can afford low monthly payments;
  • And own a house.

As to how you can request Calgary basement development financing options, simply follow the link posted above. This will take you to PLANit Builders’ website where you will be able to request a free quote. The whole process will take you less than 5 minutes and will have the opportunity to completely change your life.

If you thought that you couldn’t afford the basement of your dreams, think again!

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.

What Are You Looking For In a Calgary Basement Development Company?

PictureIn recent years, Calgary basement development companies have been popping up all over the city. With the increased interest in basement development shown by locals, this really isn’t surprising. We’ve said it before and we will keep saying it — basement development is absolutely priceless.

As a customer, what are you looking for in a Calgary basement development company? Experience? Knowledge? Great customer service? How about all of these?

If you are considering renovating your basement, then knowing what you are looking for in a company is extremely important. Some people, as an example, do not mind paying more for quality, while others only care about saving money. Knowing where you stand on this scale will help you determine whether working with a certain company or not is a good idea.

Consider those few questions:

  • Can you afford to remodel your basement straight away or are you looking for a company that offers Calgary financing options?
  • Is experience more important than results for you? Do you care about how long a company has been in operation for?
  • Are you looking for a company that is able to meet very strict qualifications or do you not care as long as their qualifications are genuine and can be verified?
  • Do you care about how “human” a company is? How about how “green” they are?

Finding a Calgary basement development company isn’t an easy task, but it’s certainly worth it. Begin by answering those questions and keep your answers in mind while trying to find a company that meets your needs and expectations. This way, sifting between the “good” and the “bad” ones becomes suddenly much simpler.

Good luck!

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! :-)

How PLANit Builders Makes the Process of Developing Your Basement Easier Than Ever


Basement development is usually considered a pretty difficult and complicated task. But the truth is that it doesn’t have to be this way.

In Calgary, basement development is quickly gaining in popularity. This is not surprising — basement development offers countless opportunities. After all, who ever said that basements had to be just that… basements?

But as is often the case with renovations, it doesn’t take long for them to go over your head. As we have said before, sometimes it’s better to leave it to professionals.

Enter PLANit Builders. For years now we have been offering quality Calgary basement development services to the residents of this city and surrounding areas. Not only do we hire the best contractors out there — we also make sure to listen to our customers, something which is often overlooked in the industry. Unlike some other companies in the city, we care about our customers more than we care about their money and it clearly reflects in the way we handle projects.

Not only can we build the basement of your dreams — we can also simplify the entire process. Our contractors have years of experience under their belts. They will listen to you as you tell them exactly what you want. They will advice you as well, if needed. And of course they will work with you to create the basement that you have always wanted, making sure to treat your house and your family with the utmost respect in the process.

Still not convinced that PLANit Builders is for you? Why don’t we have a little chat then? You can always drop us a line if you wish or even request your free in-home quote. We’ll be sure to contact you shortly!

Calgary Basement Development Financing — Is It For You?

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Renovating your basement is not something that happens overnight. In-between finding the perfect Calgary basement development company you also have to try and figure out a budget that you can work around with. Sometimes, however, it’s easier said than done.

But not always.

Money is what makes the world go round. Have you ever heard this expression? Well it turns out that it’s true. Because money is what makes the world go round, it would make sense that people are extra careful when it comes to spending it. Not everyone is ready to spend thousands of dollars on their basement. If they are, good on them! But if they aren’t, or if they can’t, then who said that those people shouldn’t be allowed to enjoy a newly renovated basement anyway?

If you live in the Calgary or Edmonton area and would like to renovate your basement but your finances don’t allow for it at this point, PLANit Builders can help you. We are professional company offering basement development services to residents of Calgary and Edmonton. We believe that everyone, regardless of their budget, should be able to experience the joy of a newly renovated basement… including you.

If you are interested, we encourage you to spend some time reading about our Calgary basement development financing options. You will find that as long as you are employed, own your house and can afford low monthly payments, then you are automatically eligible to apply for one of these options. We are able to approve over 90% of our clients… so why don’t you give it a try?

Calgary Basement Development Compay — Why PLANit Builders is #1


As you may or may not already know, basement development is quickly gaining in popularity in Calgary. This is not surprising. Basement development has long been overlooked by people who thought that basements had to be just that — basements. The truth, however, is that basements can be anything that you want them to be, from bedrooms to gyms to offices and even in-home bars.

Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you see it), with the rise of basement development also means the rise of basement development companies in Calgary. As a potential client to one of these companies, it is imperative that you learn how to sift between the good and the bad ones out there.

PLANit Builders is constantly ranked as the #1 Calgary basement development company. For many years now we have offered premium basement remodelling services to people in Calgary and we are not planning on stopping any time soon. Not only do we know basements — we also know people, and it is this knowledge and experience that allows us to stay ahead of our competitors.

We are also in proud partnerships with the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA), the Calgary Region Home Builders’ Association (CRHBA), the Edmonton Region Home Builders’ Association (ERHBA), the Better Business Bureau (BBB), RenoMark, HomeStars. If you are interested, we encourage you to take a look at the testimonials section of our website to get an idea of what to expect from us.

Until then, we also recommend that you drop by the financing section of our website if you are having some monetary issues but would still like to remodel your basement in 2015. We have something for everyone! :-)

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!