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!

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!


Calgary Basement Development: Can You Remodel Your Basement By Yourself?

So you want to remodel your basement. Good for you! We live in the 21st century and gone are the days in which basements had to be just that… dark, moldy and cold basements. Nowadays they can be anything that their owners want them to be, from their own personal in-home gyms to practical rooms like offices or guest bedrooms.

If you are interested in remodeling your Calgary basement from the ground up, then the first question that you will have to ask yourself is whether you are planning on doing it by yourself or with the help of basement development companies.

What we recommend that you do is this: Unless you have years of experience remodeling rooms, rely on the help of Calgary basement development companies such as PLANit Builders. Yes, it will be a bit more expensive than going the DIY way, but trust us — it will also be a whole lot easier and time-consuming.

This is not a small  job that can be done in a few days. Sure, remodeling a basement does involve a lot of painting and designing, but it usually also involves a lot of plumbing and electrical work, among other things. As a result, not only does remodeling a basement by yourself takes a LOT of time: It can also be dangerous. If you don’t have the necessary experience, then you put yourself (and your family) at risk. What’s more, you will have to request the necessary permits from the city of Calgary all by yourself.

It’s simply not worth it.

For the basement of your dreams, trust PLANit Builders.

How to Develop Your Calgary Basement the Proper Way

looking-up-1511545In recent years, Calgary basement development has risen in popularity. This is because basement development offers people like you countless opportunities. As PLANit Builders likes to say, “if you can dream it, we can build it”.

But here’s the thing: There is a right and a wrong way to develop your basement. Don’t make the mistake of thinking otherwise, because it could well end up costing you more than necessary. If you are interested in developing your basement, here is the right way to do it:

  • Decide whether you want to go the DIY way or hire a Calgary basement development company to help you. This is the first and most important step as this decision will affect the direction things drastically.
  • If you decide to hire a company, spend some time researching your options. And find a company that is trustworthy, reliable and affordable. Don’t forget that many companies in Calgary such as PLANit Builders offer financing options — make sure to look into them!
  • Make a budget, and stick to it! We can’t stress enough the importance of making a budget, even if you are thinking about applying for financing help. Make sure to let your builders know about it so that they can help you stick to it.
  • Plan out your basement. At last, the fun part has arrived. Now is finally the time for you to decide what you will do with your basement. Whether you want to turn it into your own personal in-home gym or a simple guest bedroom, don’t forget to have fun! (And to be creative if you feel like it — remember, the sky is the limit!)

Learn More About Calgary’s Best Basement Development Company


In recent years, the city of Calgary has seen an increase of basement development companies. Despite this, a few among them continue to remain unparalleled in the quality of service they offer to their clients. PLANit Builders is among them.

For years now we have been remodeling old and moldy basements into in-home gyms, offices, guest bedrooms and even in-home bars. By working closely with our clients we are able to develop a plan and act on it without forgetting the most important thing… that at the end of the day, the client always has the last say.

This is why here at PLANit Builders we take the planning process very seriously. Because we know basements like the back of our hands we are able to give sound and honest suggestions to our clients without forcing them to do anything that they are not comfortable with. Once we are completely certain that our clients will be happy with the final results, we can then move on to the construction process.

We know that welcoming strangers into your home for weeks on end isn’t the most convenient thing for you. This is why we allow you to create a schedule so that we can work around it and figure out with you when would be the best time for us to come over. Of course it also goes without saying that we will treat your home and your family with the utmost respect.

If you are interested to learn more about what we could do for you and your basement, then we encourage you to request a free in-home quote from our website today. Until then, keep the basement development ideas coming!

Calgary Basement Development: Affordable Options For You

CaptureLet’s be honest here: There are cheaper things in life that basement development… especially basement development in Calgary. But with that being said, basement development doesn’t have to be that expensive. With a bit of planning ahead there is no reason why you wouldn’t enjoy the basement of your dreams, regardless of whether you have a tight budget or not.

Without further ado, here are a few affordable options that you might want to go over:

  • PLANit Builders: One of the best and most affordable Calgary basement development companies has been in operation for several years now, breathing new life into old and moldy basements all over the city. If you are interested in working with PLANit Builders, feel free to give us a call or to drop us a line — we’ll be sure to contact you as soon as possible! In the meantime, you might want to read about the financing options that we offer, which brings us to the next point…
  • Financing options: Several companies believe that everyone, regardless of their budget, should be allowed to experience the basement of their dreams. This is why they offer financing options to their clients. If Calgary basement development sounds a tad bit expensive for you, then we encourage that you do a bit of research on the financing options available to you!
  • Thinking outside the box: Thinking outside the box when it comes to basement development can prove to save you a good amount of money down the road… especially when it comes to materials. Regarding this topic we have two things to tell you — don’t be afraid of used materials and Google is your friend. Good luck! :)

Calgary Basement Development: 3 Things To Do With Your Basement

sofa-1233675When it comes to Calgary basement development, we certainly have our fair share of ideas. After all, we’ve been renovating basements in the Calgary and Edmonton areas for several years now, and we know basements like the back of our hands. If you are considering renovating your basement but are not sure what to do with the space available to you, then here are 3 ideas for you to go over:

  • A room that you need. Have you ever wished that your home could have a spare bedroom for guests? Well now you can build one! Or even better… have you ever wished to have our very own in-home office? You can have one too. In our opinion, one of the best usage of a basement is to turn it into a room that you need. But then again, there is nothing wrong with a little bit of fun in your life… which brings us to our second idea…
  • Something fun! In the past, we’ve changed plenty of basements into in-home gyms or entertainment rooms. We’ve even created in-home bars! If you would rather turn your basement into something fun and exciting, then this is more than doable.
  • Anything else that you want it to be. You see, the sky is the limit when it comes to Calgary basement development. If you can dream it, somebody can build it. It’s as simple as that.

If you are currently looking for an affordable and reliable Calgary basement development company, then PLANit Builders might be the one you are looking for. For more information, visit

Calgary Basement Development: Renovating vs. Remodeling

gloved handIn the field of Calgary basement development, there seems to be a common misconception among people.

Is renovating the same as remodeling?

No. Renovating and remodeling are two different things. Certainly they share some similarities, but at the end of the day they both have different purposes. If you are here, then we can at least assume that you are familiar with the meaning of “renovating”. But for the purpose of this blog post, let’s go over the definition of this word anyway.

Quite simply, “renovating” means to make something (in this case a basement) new again. It means to repair, to restore something to good condition. Renovations can be big or small, but their purpose is always to alter something for the better.

Which is brings us to the definition of “remodeling”…

Unlike renovating, remodeling entails a lot more. In fact, it entails so much that people go as far as altering the structure of something in order to make it better or completely change its use of space. As an example, it is not uncommon for PLANit Builders to turn basements into in-home gyms, offices, bedrooms and even in-home entertainment rooms. All of these projects fall into the category of “remodeling” because their purpose is to change the use of a space.

Remodeling is far more complex than renovating, and this is why you should never remodel a room (let alone a basement) by yourself. If you live in Calgary, then let PLANit Builders breathe new life into your basement. For more information on how we can do just that, give us a call or drop us a line — we’ll be sure to contact you as soon as possible.

What To Do With Your Basement Space

rooms-3-1490843-1279x817Okay, so you have a basement… but you’re not sure what to do with the endless amount of space offered to you. Leave it be? No — too much of a waste. After all, just think about how big your basement is compared to the rest of your house. Chances are that it makes up at least 20% of it.

But here’s the thing that we like to say to our clients: A basement doesn’t have to be a basement. In other words, with a bit of planning and creativity, a basement can be anything. And yes — that includes yours as well!

So to go back to the original question… what should you do with your basement space? Well unfortunately, there is no “one-size-fits-all” to this question because the answer depends on many, many factors. The first one is your budget. Fortunately, many Calgary basement development companies such as PLANit Builders offer financing options to their clients, so if budget is an issue for you you might want to take a look into that.

The second factor is your personal needs. Keep in mind, however, that some people like to discard their needs and focus on their preferences. Those people usually end up with in-home gyms and entertainment rooms instead of… let’s say… spare bedrooms and in-home offices. Now there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. In-home gyms are as awesome as spare bedrooms. It just depends on what you want in the long run.

Lastly, the last factor that should be considered is how much space is actually available to be used. If you want to build a spare bedroom in a space that could fit two in-home gyms, then you might want to reconsider your options before making a decision. Also remember that some companies in Calgary offer financing options to their clients, so if you think that you can’t afford that in-home gym please think again! :)

Calgary Basement Development: Where to Request a Free Estimate

sofa-1233675Are you tired of seeing your damp and moldy basement? Well you aren’t the only one. Each year in Calgary, the team over at PLANit Builders visits hundreds of basements. Aside from being damp and moldy, they also share something in common — all of these basements are a complete and total waste of space.

Think about it for a moment. How large is your house? Now ask yourself this question: How large is your basement? Chances are that it makes up a good portion of your house. If you are like most other Canadians, then you probably only use said basement as a storage area. In other words, think about the incredible amount of space that you are wasting. Every. Single. Day.

Now think about how you could possibly put that space to good use. Maybe you like to work out. How about a in-home gym? No? Then how about your own personalized office? Sounds good? Well that’s where PLANit Builders comes into play.

If you are interested in renovating your Calgary basement, then free estimates should be your weapons of choice. Here’s what we recommend that you do:

  • Browse through our website to get a better idea of what we offer;
  • Read through some of the reviews and testimonies that people have shared with us;
  • Decide whether or not you would like to apply for financing options;
  • Request your free Calgary basement development estimate;
  • Wait for one of our agents to contact you.

Keep in mind that estimates are also available on weekends and on evenings — so if your schedule is tight, you won’t have to worry about it. :)

With that being said, we wish you the best of luck in your basement development endeavors!