Basement Development: Where to Request a Free In-Home Estimate In Calgary

pictureWhen it comes to basement development in Calgary, PLANit Builders is no stranger to what homeowners want.  Whether it’s a guest bedroom or an office or even a personal in-home gym, we like to say that if you can dream it, we can build it.

This is why we are always on the lookout for new and exciting projects. And as it turns out, you’re also on the lookout for a free Calgary basement development in-home estimate.

We have been in the business for many, many years, and our team has decades of collective experience under its belt. From dark and empty to cold and moldy basements, we’ve seen it all. We know basements like we know the back of our hands and we look forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise with you.

We offer free in-home estimates to prospective clients. Because we believe in working around your schedule and not the other way around, our estimates are also available on weekends and even on evenings. For more information and to book your free estimate today, please visit

And if budget is an issue for you, don’t forget to ask our representative about the financing options that are available to you. If you are currently employed, own your house and can afford low monthly payments, the basement of your dream might be just a few weeks away, regardless of what your wallet says.

Until then have yourself a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Developing Your Basement in Calgary: What You Need to Know


When it comes to basement development, there is no right way to approach it. Likewise, there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to this question:

“What now?”

If you are considering remodeling your basement, then you are already on the right path. Just how long the path will be depends on a few factors, among them whether or not you are relying on the help of a Calgary basement development company such as PLANit Builders.

Of course, remodeling your basement by yourself is doable. Plenty of people have done it in the past and plenty of people are doing it right now. But are you willing to invest a LOT of time in it?

Sure, it might be cheaper to remodel your basement alone rather than hire a company. But there are so many things that could go wrong along the way that in the end, you can’t say for sure whether it’s worth it or not.

Basement development companies such as PLANit Builders exist to simplify the process of remodeling basements. It’s as simple as that. Not everyone has the experience required to create the basement of their dreams and not everyone is ready to invest the time needed to do so.

(And of course, not everyone has the money to do so… but that’s another story.)

If the idea of remodeling your basement has piqued your interest, then it’s better to leave it to professionals… most of the time.

It’s up to you to decide whether or not this applies to you.

Calgary Basement Development: What About Financing Options?

signing-the-contract-1512122-1279x917Each year, PLANit Builders visit hundreds of basements. As a result, we know basements like we know the back of our hands… and we also know that not everyone can afford the basement of their dreams straight away.

This is why we offer financing options to these people. We believe that everyone, regardless of their budget, should be able to have the basement of their dreams built. 

If you:

  • Own your house;
  • Are currently employed and
  • Can afford low monthly payments…

…then you are more than welcome to request more information on our Calgary basement financing options. Chances are that you’ll get approved if you meet those requirements.

But before you go ahead and request your free in-home estimate, you might be wondering what exactly sets PLANit Builders apart from other Calgary basement development companies.

Quite simply, we know what people want — and we know how to build it. As we said earlier, we visit hundreds of basements each year. Our team is comprised of knowledgeable workers with decades of collective experience in the basement remodeling industry. Whether you want to turn your basement into your own personal in-home gym or the guest bedroom that you’ve always needed, we can help. Throughout the years we’ve turned basements into gyms, offices, bedrooms, bars, entertainment rooms… you name it and we’ve done it.

As we like to say, the sky is the limit when it comes to basement development. So don’t be afraid to dream, and don’t be afraid to ask us about our financing options if money is a little tight for you lately — we’ll be more than happy to help.


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

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.

3 Reasons Why You Should Hire PLANit Builders Today!

gloved handWhen it comes to basement development in Calgary, this city certainly has its fair share of basement development companies offering their services. But here’s the thing: While many good companies can be found in the city, Calgary only has one PLANit Builders. Here’s 3 reasons why you should hire us today:

  1. We are experienced, and we can prove it. Our team is comprised of the best professionals that Calgary has to offer. Together our team has decades of cumulative experience under its belt — and counting. To get an idea of what working with us is like, feel free to read some of the reviews that people have written about us online or to go through some of the testimonials that can be found here.
  2. We offer financing options. Yes, we believe that everyone (regardless of their budget) should be able to enjoy the basement of their dreams. As a result we now offer financing options to people like you. If you own a house, are a currently employed and can afford low monthly payments, then you are more than welcome to look at our financing options in more details.
  3. We care about customers. It’s as simple as that. Our stellar customer service is one of the reasons why we have been able to remain ahead of our competitors for so long. If you decide to work with us we will walk you through the entire process of developing your basement, making sure to treat your family and home with the utmost respect while answering any questions that you may have.

Calgary Basement Development Financing Options: Am I Eligible?

PictureThere comes a time in a person’s life when the latter becomes tired of looking at their basement and seeing such a wonderful space go to waste.

When that happens, that person soon comes to realize that basements don’t always have to be basements. In other words, he or she learns about the great, big world of Calgary basement development and the endless opportunities that it offers.

There’s only one thing wrong: He or she can’t afford hiring a basement development company of the likes of PLANit Builders to remodel their basement. Or, well… that’s what they think at first.

Enter the world of Calgary basement development financing options.

If you’ve dabbled around the world of basement development for a while, then you know that some company in Calgary are not exactly affordable. In fact, some experts estimate the cost of hiring experts to develop your basement to be as high as $35k. Of course, it’s much lower if you go the DIY way, but doing that simply doesn’t come with the benefits that hiring a company like PLANit Builders comes with.

But here’s a good news: It doesn’t have to be that expensive. As you will soon find out, plenty of basement development companies in Calgary offer financing options. In the case of PLANit Builders, you are eligible to apply for one of their financing options if:

- You own your house;

- Can afford low monthly payments;

- Are currently employed;

- and hires PLANit Builders to remodel your basement.

It’s as simple as that.

For more information on financing options and to request your free in-home estimate, contact us today. We’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!

Calgary Basement Development Ideas

PictureHas the idea of developing your basement piqued your interest? Well we really can’t blame you. Here at PLANit Builders we are passionate about basement development, and it is that passion that allows us to keep doing what we know best.

The truth (and this is the best part about this) is that basement development offers endless possibilities. Whether you want to remodel your basement into a bedroom, an office or even a gym, as long as you can dream it (and you can afford it) you can turn your dream into a reality.

Sounds good? We thought so too.

Because basement development is quickly gaining in popularity in Calgary and surrounding areas, plenty of people have come up (and continue to come up) with wonderful ideas. Some of them are silly, some of them are strange, some of them are extravagant, but they all share one thing in common — they don’t abide to the commonly held belief of what a basement should be: cold, dark and moldy.

Sounds familiar? It’s probably because it is.

Here is an awesome website depicting awesome basement development ideas. If you are even remotely interested in the idea of remodeling your basement then we highly recommend that you spend some time going over those ideas. Who knows… you might even find something to your liking.

And once you do, don’t forget to contact PLANit Builders. As long as you can dream it WE can build it!

Basement Development Calgary — Why PLANit Builders Is the Best Option

When it comes to basement development, finding a decent company can be a tricky business. In between people deciding to carry the burden on their shoulders, there are a number of companies out there offering less-than-satisfactory service. If you live in the Calgary area, then you have a number of different options to choose from — among them PLANit Builders.

If you have not heard of us before, here is what you need to know: We are a company dealing in basement development Calgary. Unlike some other companies on the market today, we care about quality — not money. Because we visit over 1000 basements each year, we truly believe that we are the right company for you. Throughout the years we have worked with every type of basement you can imagine, eventually turning them into offices, bedrooms, in-home bars and even gyms.

What prevents your basement from being among them?

Here at PLANit Builders, we focus on meeting the needs of our customers. We do this by providing them with stellar customer service, free in-home estimates and even financing options that are available to almost anyone (you included). Further to that, we have more than enough qualifications to work with basements, and we are not afraid to let people know.

In case you were wondering, we are in partnerships with the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA), Calgary Region Home Builders’ Association (CRHBA), Edmonton Region Home Builders’ Association (ERHBA), the Better Business Bureau (BBB), RenoMark and HomeStars. By working with them we strive to offer nothing less than perfect service to our customers.

So there might be other basement development companies out there, but there is only one PLANit Builders. :-)