What Contributes to the Cost of Finishing a Basement?
Design is key—what do you want the space to be used for? Is it a home theatre, games room with wet bar, guest suite, home office, gym? One of our basement specialties is removing teleposts and installing a new structural support system to create a fabulous open area for entertaining and relaxing. Once this is done the possibilities for the space are endless.
Developing a basement requires almost the same amount of suppliers and trades people as building an entire house, just on a smaller scale. You will need an electrician to do wiring and lighting, HVAC for heating revisions, framing of walls and bulkheads, drywall to walls and ceilings, new doors and trim, flooring, paint, and the list goes on.
Most people like the convenience of having a bathroom and a small wet bar in the basement, so cabinetry, plumbing, fixtures, and tile will have to be factored into the cost. Special touches like a gas fireplace, built-in media centre, and custom built-in cabinetry also need to be considered when figuring out your budget.