Calgary Garage Development—How to Childproof Your Garage

by planitbld_admin


Posted on 02/20/15 11:48 AM



As a parent, you already know the importance of childproofing your house. Kids are full of energy and it can sometimes be difficult to ensure their safety. If you own a garage, it is your responsiblity to make sure it is childproof. In order to faciliate this task for you, PLANit BUILDERS, a company dealing in Calgary garage development, has compiled a list of tips for you to go over.

 1. Keep your garage door in check. This is extremely important as garage doors have been known to kill children and pets. Ensure that your door is working properly, and if need be, install a new one with a photoelectric sensor.

2. Become a child. Once you have taken care of your garage door, take a good look at your garage and try to see it the way a child would see it. This way, you will become more aware of the potential harm your garage could inflict upon your child.

3. Put a lock on the door. Never forget to lock it when you are not around.

4. Be aware of liquids and toxic substances. Always keep your chemicals tightly sealed and away from the reach of children.

5. Store sharp objects away. Consider cabinets high enough to prevent children accessing them.

6. Keep your vehicles in check. Never, under any circumstance, allow your child to stand around a running vehicles. Make sure to always lock your doors and to keep the keys on your person.

7. Be consistent. Remember that even one forgetful mistake could greatly harm your child. Be consistent when childproofing your garage in order to avoid accidents.

Need help with your garage? Visit PLANit BUILDERS to see what we can do for you.


A Basement Does Not Have to be a Basement

by planitbld_admin


Posted on 02/20/15 11:40 AM



Thinking about renovating your basement? It does not need to be complicated. For more information, you are encouraged to visit our website: http://www.planitbuilders.ca/basement-development.html.

When people think of a basement, they usually picture a damp, leaky and poorly-lit space. While this is often a reality, it does not always have to be this way.

We recently came across a wonderful article on Home Designing. (You can find the article here.) This article included numerous pictures of renovated basements. Only, those basements were not your “regular” renovated basements—they were on a completely different level.

Before going any further, let us ask you one question: What are basements used for? While this tends to vary from home to home, they are generally used as utility spaces. People like to store heaters, boilers and other various amenities in their basements.

But does it truly have to be this way? Do basements always have to be damp, leaky and poorly-lit spaces?

We don’t think so, and the Home Designing article certainly proved this.

So let us ask you one more question: What prevents YOU from renovating your basement into a gym? A media room? An office?  With proper planning, your basement could become the room you’ve always dreamed of. It could become a bar, a second living room or even a cozy, sunlit guest bedroom.

Think about it for a moment: Your basement most likely than not makes up a good fraction of your home. If you do not use it correctly, how much space—and of course how much potential—are you wasting? We certainly don’t need to take a look at your basement to know the answer to that question.

However, this could all change today. Visit Planit Builders to see what we can do for you.


Choosing a Garage Heater

by planitbld_admin


Posted on 02/20/15 11:22 AM



Need help renovating your garage? PLANIT BUILDERS might be able to help you. Book your free quote today.

Winter may be almost gone this year, but it is a matter of time before it comes back. As such, it is important to prepare yourself in advance. For many people, cold weather is what prevents them from spending too much time in their garage. If you are planning on renovating your garage this spring, here is what you need to know about the different kinds of garage heaters.

Electric Heaters

Electric heaters convert electricity to heat and are the most common types of garage heaters. While they do have many benefits (they are easy to install, easy to control and ideal for people working around combustible materials), they do also have their downsides. For one, they are one of the most expensive garage heaters to run.

Space Heaters

Not only are space heaters inexpensive: They are also portable. Be warned, however, that kerosene and propane space heaters can release carbon monoxide into the air. CO is an odorless and colourless gas that islinked to hundreds of deaths each year in Canada.

Woodstoves

While they require more room than space or electric heaters (and a hefty amount of work as well), woodstoves can generate heat for hours on end. They are ideal for very cold days, but keep in mind that they need to be connected to a chimney.

Natural Gas Heater

The most inexpensive type of garage heater comes in the form of a natural gas heater. The latter generates heat from a natural gas line flowing through a gas valve. Aside from being inexpensive, they are also quick to heat. Like other types of garage heaters they do, however, have their downsides as well. If the heater is not vented properly, dangerous fumes can escape. They are also dangerous around combustible gases.

For more information, visit http://www.planitbuilders.ca.


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