Cost To Remodel Basement

Cost To Remodel Basement

Hi Jason I’ve spent this Friday evening looking at basement-y stuff, and I have to say, I’m so glad that I came across your great website! I’ve been reading comments for the last hour and I was wondering if I could get some advice. We are hoping to build a new ranch home. The basement will wind up being 600 unfinished and 1200 potentially finished. However, getting all of the basement goodies that I want is out of the question, given price constraints. A full finish isn’t going to happen now…but I would like to DIY in the coming years. I definitely want to set it up for a full finish in the future, even if 10 years from now. So, what is the most important thing that I need to have right now to set up for a future DIY finish? Where do you think I should draw the line that divides the needs from the wants? Since builders are cheaper, which of the following 11 items will cause the future Greg to be very pleased with past Greg? 1. Full Framed/Insulated Basement 2. Full Electrical Basement 3. Pre Plumb Bathroom 4. Full lighting 5. Full Bathroom 6. Full Basement Drywall only 7. Pre Plumb Wet Bar 8. Radiant Heat Basement 9. Full Basement Trim and Doors 10. Full Basement Taping, Mudding, Texturing, and Finishing. 11. Full Wet Bar Also, do you have a positive opinion about geothermal? I’m in Iowa. Thanks, Jason. Best wishes. PS Oh, and I’m pro geothermal in just about all cases of new construction in cold weather climates.
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Cost To Remodel Basement

Here is a breakdown of cost by phase for my basement. Keep in mind I was my own labor, general contractor, etc.  This does not include books, permits or tools.  You can see all of the details including my exact budget in the “basement cost estimator” which you can get by subscribing to the newsletter. CostPercentageFraming1,0007.0%Electrical1,50010.5%Audio/Visual3002.1%Bathroom2,50017.6%Flooring1,50010.5%Drywall2,65018.6%Trim and Doors2,00014.1%Paint1,0007.0%How to save on the cost of a basementYou do the painting –  I know.  Painting sucks.  But pool tables don’t, they’re awesome.  And if you did your own painting you’d save enough to buy a pool table.Do your own trim-work.  A little further up on the “handy” scale, I realize this. But you only need a mitre saw, a nail gun and 3 or 4 weekends. When you’re done you can use those tools to build yourself a sweet little basement bar with the money you saved.Be your own general contractor and you can save big on the cost of a basement. You don’t have to do all the work, just coordinate all the trades, design and scheduling. You might be able to save 8-10k on average.Buy re-conditioned tools  –  Used power tools are 30-50% cheaper and in my experience work equally as well as new tools. I only buy reconditioned tools.”Follow the big dog” Say What? One of my best tips for saving money on the cost of a basement and it’s free to anyone who signs up for the newsletter.Basement Cost Estimator v1.5
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Cost To Remodel Basement

Pretty and Playful HGTV fan trendytoes transformed her unfinished basement into a dream playroom for little girls. Soft blues and pinks are the perfect palette for this innocent and feminine child’s space. A built-in shelving unit with small wicker baskets helps to keep toys organized and neatly stored, while still making them easy to reach for little ones. Adults Only This chic, industrial basement quickly became an at-home getaway for HGTV fan mbatcheller. The unfinished space was spiced up with warm chocolate hues and urban appeal, while providing all the warmth and coziness of an upstairs room. With a casual lounge area, wet bar and work studio, this is definitely a mature, toy-free zone. Tags: neutral photos storage and utility spaces transitional style brown photos white photos black and white photos exposed ceiling beams art leather armchair A Family Affair HGTV fan ntrainer turned an unfinished basement into an all-encompassing media room, playroom, mudroom, guest bedroom, bathroom and pantry. The child’s playroom offers plenty of space to play on the rainbow-colored rug or at pint-size tables. A wall-to-wall shelving unit displays favorite toys, while keeping art supplies hidden in the cabinets. Ready for Company HGTV fan dezinr2b wanted to transform her unfinished basement into a place for both entertaining and relaxing. By blending traditional materials and furnishings with modern accessories, the space delivers a cozy, at-home feel with a party-ready vibe. A Place for Him A wood plank ceiling, hardwood floors and natural stonework set a rustic, outdoors tone for this basement-turned-ski lodge. A fully stocked bar and lounge area makes this the perfect place to relax after hitting the slopes or for watching sports on the weekends. Design by HGTV fan man-cave Pool Time Nothing says ‘man cave’ quite like an extra-large projector screen, fully stocked bar and billiards table. Traditional, masculine hues — like copper, chocolate brown, sage and tan — offer a warm color scheme without making the space feel dark and enclosed. Design by HGTV fan nickles0612 Chic and Sophisticated This modern basement features all the amenities for a fun family gathering. “This is a sophisticated, multifunctional room where guests and family can enjoy drinks, dine, relax, watch television and play pool,” HGTV fan MeyerRickertsen says. The grass-cloth wall covering, concrete countertops and warm brown hues set a soothing and relaxing tone in a formerly concrete-covered basement. Brand-New Space Originally a two-car garage, this space was transformed into a living area with a media room, bathroom, home office, laundry room and utility room. With crisp, white walls, modern furnishings and fresh, hardwood floors, it’s hard to believe this room was once covered in cement. Design by HGTV fan skipp Masculine Theme, Feminine Appeal Who says sleek, contemporary decor and sports memorabilia can’t go together? HGTV fan srodr1220 wanted to create an elegant, sports-themed basement the entire family could enjoy. By adding plenty of plush seating, a soft area rug and a stylish, kid-friendly mini bar, this space proves to be a place for both guys and girls. Boy Zone Foosball, air hockey and a video gaming station are just a few of the amenities in this teen man cave. HGTV fan stagehouse added an extra-large, cozy sectional and kept the decor simple and sleek to create the perfect space for him and all his friends.
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Cost To Remodel Basement

I have an existing home that is on a crawl space. We have a floor that is in need of support. We were planning on going in and adding support under that area. But I am thinking instead of just fixing the sinking floor I would like to go in and dig out the crawl space and make it into a basement. When I searched ‘what would it cost to put a basement under an existing house’ your website was one that popped up. Your numbers here are for finishing an existing basement, correct? Can anyone direct me to a website that can give me info on what is involved in putting a basement under an existing home? The area is 480 sq ft approx, it would be a partial basement. I live in the Kansas City area. Thanks!
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Cost To Remodel Basement

My grandparents did something similar to this. They built their house and had the basement, rudimentary kitchen, outer walls, and roof completed first. The first floor was there but it is was completely unfinished on the inside. They lived in the basement (which was partially above ground so they had some natural light) while they finished the upstairs. Would you really save that much over the long term anyway I wonder? It seems like it makes more sense to do like my grandparents and frame out the upstairs while you have builders out there anyway. Also, you’d have to build your roof and kitchen twice if you only did the basement. Mind you, my grandparents did this without having to finance it. When the banks get involved they have rules of their own. Getting a mortgage is more difficult these days and I doubt any bank would finance a “basement only” house. The way they look at it, they need to be able to sell it if you default (not that you would, but that’s how they look at it) and they would never be able to sell a basement with no house. Of course, I could be totally wrong but talk to mortgage specialists to see if your idea is going to work from that angle.
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Cost To Remodel Basement

Hi Jason. Thanks for providing this information. Here’s a question for you. We have a 500 sq ft finished basement that we plan to renovate. The basement already has a bathroom, but we’re thinking of moving the bathroom to the opposite side of the basement. Assume that we’d keep the existing toilet, sink, etc. About how much might it cost to relocate the bathroom? I’m specifically wondering how much it would cost to run the new plumbing connections. The new bathroom would be adjacent to the crawlspace, so the new connections would be short. Cheers, David

Cost To Remodel Basement

Cost To Remodel Basement

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