Very often homeowners we work with will search for the cost to finish basement and can quickly get overwhelmed by what they find. In many cases there are intangibles they aren’t thinking of that will create significant future costs. It’s tough to say the exact cost per project because each one is so different. But to suffice it to say, we have the ability to customize a project for each budget. Call us for a free consultation or on-site visit so that we can discuss your options.
When considering the cost of finishing basement, there will be a number of things we recommend to keep in mind and to actually have a grasp on before the basement construction begins. First you’ll want to be sure that your basement is dry. Since it’s the lowest part of the home, water and moisture oftentimes shows up in the basement. If your home is new, it usually takes a couple of years for the home to settle and in that case we would recommend holding off on the remodel during that time. While you’re waiting you may consider doing some waterproofing to prepare the upcoming renovation. If your home is older, you’ll want to do a thorough check on the basement to make sure there are no water leaks or moisture issues. If there are any water issues, all of the money you spend on basement remodeling will be at a risk for loss.
After doing an exhaustive check for waterproofing, what are the next steps you will encounter? You will want to decide and commit to the level of quality you want for your basement. If you only want the minimum, it’s fair to say your basement will not stand the test of time. If you’re committed to using the best products for the renovation, you will save on time, money, and labor in the future.
The very best way to get an accurate cost on the whole project is to hire a professional. Now that’s not to say you shouldn’t at least do some research and self education before you call your contractor of choice. Not only will this help you better understand what goes into the basement renovation, but it will help with expectations and putting together a more accurate budget. Finishing a basement can be an enjoyable or quite possibly stressful project! We encourage a significant amount of communication with all of our clients so that everyone is on the same page at the end of the day.