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What is the Square Foot Price for Remodeling a Basement?


What is the Square Foot Price for Remodeling a Basement?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

basement unfinished concrete empty

Remodeling your basement is much different than remodeling the upstairs of your home. Since all of the mechanicals of your home are located within your basement, there are a lot of added challenges to work around during the construction and design process. This combined with wiring, piping, and often lower ceiling heights than the rest…

Do I Need To Pull Permits To Finish My Basement?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

basement fitness room with rubber flooring and blue walls

A common question that we are asked is "Do I need to get a building permit to finish my basement?" The answer is Yes, and here's why. A renovation project such as a basement remodel or basement finishing often require many different components that should be inspected during construction. Things such as electrical, plumbing, and…

Don’t Overlook This Element of Your Basement!

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

low dark ceiling basement with old paneling

Unfinished Storage: Finishing your basement can offer additional usable space in your home. But, when it comes down to actually designing your basement a big element is often overlooked. That element is the amount of unfinished space or room that you leave for storage. Many times people think that they want to finish every last…

Taking the Scary Out of Remodeling

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

basement bar area with seating and vinyl plank flooring

We have all heard the horror stories of home renovations and basement remodeling is no different. Having 15 years of experience in remodeling and finishing basements we can honestly say that we have seen it all! Everything from homeowner DIY nightmares to general contractors over promising and completely under delivering, nothing seems to surprise us…

4 Features Our Designers Love

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

archway design feature in basement hallway

    One of the best parts of designing basements is that they can be a blank canvas to work with. Our designers are always hard at work developing spaces that have unique design features to bring life to the basement. Adding these design features to the basement make the space feel more like the…

What Flooring Should I Use in my Basement?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

finished basement flooring vinyl tile grey

The more resistant to water the materials in your basement are, the better. Your basement is naturally more humid than the rest of your home. Therefore the materials used are prone to water damage. This humidity combined with potential water events means your flooring needs to be able to handle moisture. For starters, rule out…

10 FAQs About Basement Remodeling

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

large stone fireplace on basement wall

Basement remodeling is often a new subject for most homeowners, so naturally homeowners have questions about the process and materials used. Here is a list of our most frequently received questions. Q. Should we use wood studs or metal studs? A. Wood materials when mixed into the moist environment of a basement begin to rot, warp,…

Orange Is Not Just For Halloween

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

orange couch in finished basement for kids to use as playroom

It's Halloween! Everywhere you look you see pumpkins, costumes, and decorations. A common theme? Orange! The color orange is very eye catching and is often associated with Fall and Halloween, but can the color be used year round? Of course it can! Orange is a great color to use for a pop of color in an…

A Look Back: Basement Remodeling Trends from 2018

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

basement bar with dark cabinets and white countertop

Finished Basements Plus is always striving to stay up to date on the latest and greatest trends of the year for remodeling. While keeping up with the trends we also focus on our homeowners and ensuring that they have the best basement remodeling experience possible. As 2018 has come to a close and 2019 has…

Remodeling VS. Selling Home

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

basement with stone wall and electric fireplace

When it comes to your home, space is often an issue for growing families. At the end of the day it comes down to basically two options, Remodeling or Selling. Which is right for you and your family? Here are some pros and cons to both remodeling and selling your home. Advantages of Moving: Find…