Calgary Basement Development: What If I Don’t Know What To Do With My Basement?

CaptureTypically, basements are dark, cold and moldy. Here at PLANit Builders, we challenge this with what we do, every single day.

If you own a basement and are interested in remodeling it, you don’t have to know yet what you want to do with it. The fact that you are here and willing to learn more already speaks for itself. As long as you are tired of seeing such a massive amount of space in your house go to waste, you are already on the right track to turning your basement into the basement of your dream… even if you don’t know exactly what that “dream” entails.

Each year we visit hundreds of basements. As a result, we know what people generally want. From personal in-home gyms to guest bedrooms, we’ve seen it all. Sure, we like to say that the sky is the limit when it comes to Calgary basement development, but the truth is that the options aren’t limitless. Don’t get us wrong though — it’s a good thing! It makes the process of deciding what to turn your basement into a lot less difficult.

Here’s what we recommend that you do: Browse the web for some inspiration. Basement development has really picked up recently, and not only in Calgary. Chances are that you’ll probably come across an idea that you really, really like. And maybe another one. Write these ideas down, and take some time to ask yourself what you like more. Practicality or entertainment? What about a mixture of both?

You get the drift. Just remember — take your time and plan well. And at the end of the day, you can always ask us for some help, too. :-)


Calgary Basement Development: It Doesn’t Get Better Than PLANit Builders


Here at PLANit Builders we know basements like we know the back of our hands. And this is exactly why it doesn’t get much better than that.

Let’s be honest: Basement development in Calgary is a competitive industry. With so many new companies trying to outshine each other, it is perfectly natural that some customers would find themselves a bit confused and sometimes even overwhelmed.

After all, how do you know which companies to trust?

Simple: You let their track records speak for themselves.

Here at PLANit Builders, we have an excellent track record because we get things done. Just ask some of our past clients what they have to say about us! But not only do we get things done: We also get them done well. This is what differentiates us from other companies. We care about our customers, and our love for basements means that we will not be happy until you are.

Whether you want to turn your basement into your own personal in-home gym or a simple guest bedroom, we can help. Our team is comprised of some of the most professional and knowledgeable workers in the industry. From the planning process to the actual building process, we will be here to guide you through every step of the way. Furthermore, when working with you we will make sure to treat your home and your family with the utmost respect.

To request your free in-home estimate, or simply to learn more about the services that we offer, we encourage you to visit

Calgary Basement Remodeling 101

PictureSo you’d like to remodel your basement but you don’t know where to start from. Basically, you have two options to choose from at this point. You can either go the DIY way or hire a Calgary basement development company.

Which of these two options is right for you? It depends on several things, among them your level of planning and building experience, your budget and how much free time you have (or don’t have) on your hands.

Remodeling your basement is not the same as renovating your basement. We’ve covered the differences between the two before, but basically, remodeling your basement entails a LOT more than simple renovations. When people think about basement remodeling, they think about turning the basement into something completely different. Think: a in-home gym, a guest bedroom, an office, etc.

Sounds good? Well it’s because it is. We often like to say that the sky is the limit when it comes to basement development in Calgary. If you can dream it, someone can build it.

With that being said, we don’t recommend going the DIY way unless you have YEARS of experience planning and remodeling basements. Since basement remodeling often involves electrical and plumbing works, going the DIY way can often prove to be incredibly time-consuming and sometimes even dangerous.

Hiring a Calgary basement development company such as PLANit Builders is your bet. Sure, it might be a bit more costly, but you can rest assured that the work will be done, and that it will done safely and efficiently. For more information please visit

Calgary Basement Development: What If I Don’t Have Enough Money?

PictureIs Calgary  basement development expensive?

Each year, PLANit Builders visits hundreds of basements. Each year, we try to answer this question to the best of our abilities.

Basement development is much like anything else: You get what you pay for. Of course, this is not necessarily always true since companies are not always held to the same standards of quality, but generally speaking, the more you invest in a good Calgary basement development company, the happier you will be with the final results.

But what if you don’t have enough money to hire a company in Calgary?

If your budget is tight, you might think that basement development isn’t for you. We are here today to tell you that you are wrong. Here at PLANit Builders we believe that everyone (regardless of their budget) should be able to enjoy the basement of their dreams. This is why we offer financing options to potential clients. Are you one of them? If you:

  • Own a house;
  • Are currently employed and
  • Can afford to pay low monthly payments…

Then you are welcome to apply for one of our financing options. We can work with you to figure out payment plans and options, and to make sure that you will never have to experience the horror of a cold, dark and moldy basement again.

Each year, we make hundreds of basement owners happy. Will you be among them this year? For more information and to request a free in-home estimate, please visit Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer!

Should You Hire PLANit Builders?

PictureShould you hire PLANit Builders to take care of your Calgary basement remodeling needs?

Let’s begin by examining what we can offer you. If you are here, chances are that you are at least familiar with the term “basement development” and what it entails. Maybe one of your friends has hired us to remodel their basement. Maybe you’ve heard of us somewhere online. Or maybe you’re simply tired of your cold, dark and moldy basement. Regardless of the reason why you found yourself here today, we can help you.

Here at PLANit Builders we know basements like we know the back of our hands. Each year we visit hundreds of basements in the Calgary and Edmonton areas. As a result, we are no strangers to cold, dark and moldy basements. We’ve seen it all.

Whether you want to turn your basement into your personal in-home gym or turn it into a guest bedroom, we can help you make the basement of your dreams come to life. As we like to say: If you can dream it, we can build it. The wonderful thing about Calgary basement development is that there are no limits.

So should you hire us? It’s up to you to decide. One thing’s for sure though: We will continue to make people happy in Calgary and Edmonton for many, many years to come. If you are interested to learn more about us, or if you would like to request your free in-home estimate, then visit

How to Dry Out a Wet Basement


Basements don’t always have a good reputation, that’s for sure. While they are known for being cold and dark, they also often tend to be wet. Sometimes, all a basement needs is a musty smell and a high level of humidity to classify as a wet basement. Fortunately for many people, drying out a wet basement is not as difficult as it sounds. Unless you are experiencing a major case of basement flooding, there is most likely a way to fix it by yourself.

The first thing that you will have to do is remove the water, if there is any. You can do that with a mop and a few towels. Once this is done, we recommend that you open the windows and air the area out (assuming that the weather outside permits it, of course). If you do not own one, we also recommend buying and running a dehumidifier in your basement to remove the excess moisture present in it. Some people also like to run fans regularly to circulate the air.

Keep in mind that to avoid mildew problems, sometimes getting rid of water-damaged furnitures and possessions is inevitable,

After having dried your basement properly, the next step consists of figuring out the source of the water. Depending on your basement, the overall health of your house and where you live (among several other factors), a wet basement can be linked to a number of issues and problems that can prove to be costly in the long run. Finding the source of the water and fixing it should therefore be your main priority. Thankfully, numerous resources to help you along the way are available online such as this one.

Calgary Basement Remodeling: Do You Need a Permit?

PictureDo you need a permit to remodel your basement in Calgary? This seems to be a common question among our clients — mostly because the thought of doing something potentially illegal is never a pleasant thought. Today, we will try to answer this question to the best of our abilities, but first let’s take a look at what exactly remodeling is.

According to the Dictionary of Construction, here is the definition of remodeling:

Making alterations to an existing structure such that it will be better suited to current needs. 

Unlike renovation, remodeling usually entails extensive modifications. These can range from changes to fixtures to the complete re-positioning of walls. This is why remodeling projects usually take longer to complete than renovation ones. They usually transform a room into something different. With that being said, do you need a building permit in Calgary to remodel your basement?

Yes, you do.

But here’s the thing: Unless you are remodeling your basement by yourself, you will not need to apply for a building permit. The company in charge of remodeling your basement (such as PLANit Builders) should take care of that for you.

Here at PLANit Builders we know basements like we know the back of our hands. If you are looking for a reliable and affordable Calgary basement development company to help breathe new life into your old and moldy basement, look no further than us. For more information and to request your free in-home estimate, please visit

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 Ideas

gloved handHere at PLANit Builders, we know basements like we know the back of our hand. This is because we have been remodeling basements in the Calgary and Edmonton areas for many, many years. We’ve seen dark basements. We’ve seen moldy basements. We’ve seen humid basements. And we’ve also seen all those basements being turned into something completely different.

If you are the proud owner of one of these aforementioned basements (or a combination of them), you might be considering hiring a company like us to remodel your basement. If you are here, chances are that you probably also need ideas.

Here’s the thing: If you can dream it, someone out there can build it. Calgary basement development does not have limits, aside from the ones imposed by your budget. Some people like to go the creative way while others prefer to stay on the well-trodden path. From in-home gyms to in-home bars to simple guest bedrooms, we’ve seen it all.

So how do you know what YOU would like to do with your basement? Nobody can tell but you. What we suggest that you do is this: Brainstorm, brainstorm and brainstorm more. Also begin by answering these two questions:

Do you want to turn your basement into something practical or into something more… out there?

What do you need and what do you want?

These are the questions that will ultimately help you make a decision. Once you’ve figured out these two questions, then it’s when the fun begins.

Good luck!


What Are the Benefits of Developing Your Basement in Calgary?


Have you been bitten by the basement development bug? Well you aren’t the only one, that’s for sure!

In the last few years, basement development has become more and more popular in Calgary. This is not surprising, at least when considering the vast freedom that it offers people. Because that’s right — basement development offers freedom, one of the many benefits associated with this “trend”.

But the good news is that there are many, many other benefits associated with it. By relying on the help of a Calgary basement development company such as PLANit Builders you will be able to discover them all.

Freedom aside, renovating your basement allows you to (obviously) enjoy your basement more. Whether you decide to turn it into something useful or something entertaining, you will no doubt find a better use for your basement regardless of which path you decide to take.

As we said before, the sky is the limit when it comes to basement development!

Another benefit that should never be overlooked is the way a developed basement increases the overall value of a house — assuming that you end up selling it down the road, of course. And as you probably already know, the more years pass, the more valuable your property becomes. So in a way, you can probably label basement development as a type of investment and get away with it! :-)

So if you are interested in remodelling your basement there is most likely no reason why you should not do it. Not only is it fun — it’s also incredibly rewarding in both the short and long run.