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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Why You Should Hire a Calgary Basement Development Company?

PictureWhat do you think of when you think of basement development?

For some people, basement development is synonym with the basement of their dreams.

However, some of these people do not know that companies specializing in Calgary basement development exist. As a result, they believe that the only option available is to remodel their basement all by themselves…

…which is never a good idea unless you have years of basement remodeling experience under your belt.

There are three main reasons why you should hire a Calgary basement development company instead of going the DIY way:

  1. It’s safer;
  2. It’s faster;
  3. You will be working with experienced professionals who know what they are doing.

These three reasons are self-explanatory, and quite frankly, they should never be ignored unless (as we stated above) a person has years of experience working in the basement development industry.

Sure, hiring a company tends to be a bit more costly than remodeling your basement by yourself. But trust us when we say that the risks far outweighs the benefits of going the DIY way. If things go wrong, fixing things that weren’t broken before can even prove to be more expensive in the long run than the initial cost of hiring a company. And of course, if your budget is a little tight this year, you can always count of financing options such as the ones offered by PLANit Builders.

As we like to say, if you can dream it, we can built it. And we believe that everyone, regardless of their budget, should be able to afford the basement of their dreams.

So what are you waiting for? Request your free in-home estimate to learn more about how we can help you! Visit for more information.


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

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

Calgary Basement Development Financing Options: What You Need to Know

signing-the-contract-1512122-1279x917Let’s be honest: Developing your basement in 2015 (soon to be 2016) can be expensive. When hiring a company in Calgary, not only are you paying for the materials that you need — you are also paying for services that you receive. Of course our goal is not to discourage you. Basement development in Calgary is popular for a reason (and only keeps getting more popular as time passes). Plenty of people are able to renovate their basements as well. So what prevents you from being among them?

But here’s the thing: You would be surprised at how many of these people mentioned above would have been able to afford developing their basement had they not decided to apply for a financing option.

So now our question really applies… what prevents you from being among them?

If you are considering applying for a financing option, here are 2 things that you need to know about it:

  1. Not every company offers them, and that’s okay. In Calgary, you will soon come to realize that many basement development companies are willing to offer you financing help. You will also come to realize that many are not. What that means for you, as a customer, is that you should first and foremost try to sift between the companies that offer them and the ones that don’t. Remember that you have plenty of options to choose from so don’t be afraid of getting a good headstart!
  2. PLANit Builders offers financing options… and we are able to approve 95% of our clients. Yes, you read that right. Ultimately we are able to approve 95% of our clients. If you own a house, are currently employed and can afford low monthly payments, then take a look at our website to learn more about the Calgary basement development financing options that we offer.

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: 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.

Calgary Basement Development: Do I Need a Permit?

PictureIf you are considering renovating your basement in the near future, you might be wondering whether or not you need to apply for a building permit beforehand. This is a valid question, and considering how many people seem to wonder the same thing, we decided to answer this question in today’s blog post.

In the city of Calgary, you are by law required to apply for a building permit if you wish to demolish, relocate, repair, alter or make additions to an existing building or structure. Of course, minor repairs don’t need a permit. (Think painting walls or building fences.) But if you are here, chances are that you are interested in repairs beyond the “minor” scope.

Applying for a building permit in Calgary can be bothersome, but it’s completely necessary. Being caught without a permit can prove to be very, very expensive. But here’s the thing — if you wish to hire a Calgary basement development company such as PLANit Builders to take care of your basement renovations, then you won’t need to apply for a permit. We will take care of it.

If you go the DYI way, however, make sure that you have some money set aside for a permit. On average, building permits in Calgary cost about $80. Also keep in mind that should anything go wrong along the way, the team over at PLANit Builders would be more than happy to lend you a hand. We know basements like the back of our hands!

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!