The cost of a basement remodel can be daunting to think about, but it doesn’t have to be. There a few things that can influence your estimate, but when you know these things you’ll be able to sit down with your contractor and have an in depth talk about the needs for your home.
The first thing to consider is what type of space you would like to convert your basement into. Perhaps you’re looking at a game room, a home office, or extra bedrooms? Which options will you use more, and which utilize the space to the biggest advantage. At the end of the day your basement remodel is about you and your family. Your licensed professional will want to do everything they can to give you a space you’ll love for years to come.
Once you’ve narrowed down your ideas for how to use your currently unused basement, you can start talking about the other factors that will help you make that final decision. Some of the basic factors include: the actual square footage of the space in question, will it be necessary to have additional plumbing or electrical wiring, will you be replacing or adding flooring, the type of walls, will extra walls be added, will structural support work be needed, and are there any drainage needs. There are other, less thought about, factors as well. What types of windows and doors will you need? Do they need to be added? Will you want to include appliances in your basement? And what sort of cosmetic features are you looking for?
Once you’ve thought about these things, your contractor can offer you advice and options to help finalize all the details of your basement remodel. When your selections made they can give you an accurate estimate and work with you to make any changes you might need. With their help your basement is sure become a much loved room in your home.