Calgary Basement Development: Why Budgeting Matters

PictureSurprise, surprise! Budgeting matters. I bet you didn’t know that, did you?

(We’re not being serious.)

About you knowing, of course. Budgeting still matters.

It especially becomes important when you decide to take on the job of remodeling your basement. Because let’s be honest — it’s not a cheap (or easy) task. It tends to be a rather lengthy and costly one. Making a budget (and sticking to it) soon becomes your greatest asset.

But it’s not all: Learning how to save money should also figure high on your list of priorities. As should knowing what to buy used and where to buy these things from.

Here are 3 tips to help you along your journey:

  1. Overestimate costs. This way, you’ll end up with more money rather than less, and you’ll be certain never to go over your budget.
  2. Buy used materials and (maybe) furniture. This is a good way for you to save you money. Don’t forget that buying in bulk is cheaper too!
  3. Hire a basement development company. Lastly, this is not a tip to save you money in the short run, but maybe in the long run if things go wrong. Unless you are 100% certain that you can take on the job of remodeling your basement by yourself, sometimes it’s best to rely on professionals to do it instead. And for budget-minded people like you, you’re in luck as well because many companies like PLANit Builders offer financing options to ease the strain on your wallet.

Good luck and have fun!

Calgary Basement Development: How Long Does It Take?

sofa-1233675In recent years, Calgary basement development companies have become more and more common in the city. This is because people are starting to realize that basements don’t have to be basements. They don’t have to be cold or moldy, and they don’t have to serve as storage rooms that remain basically unused for decades. Basements can be anything.

If the prospect of turning your basement into your own personal in-home gym, an office or a simple guest bedroom piques your interest, then we welcome you into the wonderful world of Calgary basement remodeling.

As a company specializing in that, one of the most common questions that people ask us on a regular basis is this one: How long does it take?

Unfortunately, there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to that question because each case is different. How long it takes to remodel your basement can vary wildly from how long it takes to remodel your neighbor’s basement. The size of the actual basement, the schedule of the owners, how much electrical work is required and of course what they are planning on turning their basement into all play a role in how long it will take for companies like us to finish a job.

Generally speaking, however, expect a complete basement remodeling job to take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. To speed up the process, be sure to be specific and clear on what your expectations are early on. A bit of research never hurts as well. As for your schedule, here at PLANit Builders we are very good at working around schedules, but we will still need your full cooperation to complete your basement. Try to pick a period of the year in which you will be able to accommodate us at least twice a week.

Good luck!

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 Ideas

CaptureInterested in developing your basement? You’ve come to the right place. Here at PLANit Builders we specialize in turning cold, moldy and damp basements into dream basements. Not only do we know basements like we know the back of our hands — we also happen to know people very well. When it comes to Calgary basement development, we know what people want. So why don’t you let us give you some ideas?

If you own a basement and you’ve always longed for a guest bedroom, then you might want to consider turning your basement into a guest bedroom. If you’d like something a little bit less… practical, then the sky truly is the limit. In the past, we’ve turned basements into entertainment rooms and even in-home bars! For the perfect mix of practical and personal, you might want to consider turning your basement into your own personal gym, or maybe the home office you’ve always dreamed of owning.

If you can dream it, we can build it.

Basement remodeling is amazing because it challenges the very concept of a basement. When you think about it, how often do you use your basement? Probably not that often. But more importantly… how do you use the space available to you? Like most people, you most likely use it as a storage room. But think about it for a moment… is it really worth using such a large amount of space for something so trivial, maybe even useless?

For us, the answer is a resounding no.

What about you?

Calgary Basement Development: 3 Things To Know About PLANit Builders

gloved handInterested in developing your basement? PLANit Builders has you covered. But before giving us a call or requesting your free in-home estimate online, here are 3 things that you need to know about us:

  1. We know basements like we know the back of our hands. And it’s because we’ve been in the industry for a very long time. Collectively, our team has dozens of years in the Calgary basement industry. As a result, we know what our customers want, and we know how to deliver what they want in a timely and efficient fashion.
  2. We offer free in-home estimates to prospective customers. The latter are available on evenings and even on weekends. Here at PLANit Builders we are all about making sure that our customers are well taken care of, and it shows in the way we communicate with them. We will always strive to work with them to ensure their complete satisfaction — even if it means doing something that proves to be inconvenient for us, but convenient for our customers.
  3. We also offer financing options to prospective customers. If you are currently employed, own your house and can afford low monthly payments, you are eligible to apply for one of our Calgary basement development financing options. As we like to say, we believe that everyone, regardless of their budget, should be able to enjoy the basement of their dreams… you included.

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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 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

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