What is the cost of a basement in 2015 – quick answer 2 chainz smoking on that gas


No offense to the author but I agree with the writer below me I am at 16.00 square foot using quality materials no bathrooms or plumbing nice electrical, stone ceramics real wood flooring bamboo, slate floor, carpets etc. I am excellent shopper buying in project advance saving 50 percent often so 23 a sq foot realistic and that is doing everything myself not counting fish tank equip, appliances, theater equipment, 10 dollars just not realistic have u seen material prices, I see no insulation moisture paints, hardware, moldings are insane, etc., same area I had contractors tell me 35-42 k for about 500 square feet. Be prepared to spend at least 20-25 sq foot if doing something really nice yourself, the picture in this blog is about 40-60 square foot from what I see on pillars lightening cabinets etc. Good Luck but be realistic, 30.00 square budget for and u will likely finish on budget or come in below to do otherwise and u will hate what u have done or u will not finish what u started. gas pump heaven PS most municipalities and states require egress that is another 1500 doing it yourself 3-6 k to hire someone.

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.

Particulars – bare basement with badly finished slab and bat insulation on the walls, (3) garden windows that had enough egress to pass inspection. Made a 15’x19′ great room, two 6’x12′ walk-in closets, a 5’x10′ workroom, 5′ x 8′ full bath with tub and external linen closet, 9’x13′ office, unfinished 8’x8′ utility room, 12’x15′ bedroom, 6’x12′ "bistro", 6’x6′ wine room, and gun safe room under the stairs. q gastrobar leblon Also a built-in display cabinet, lots of under and over counter cabinets (unfinished from Lowes), bifold and regular doors.

Had someone do SLUL floor prep (after I screwed it up trying to grind it, then do SLUL myself. The Mexicans did the drywall and texturing (I wouldn’t trust anyone else, they are so good!). A plumber handled the PEX plumbing after I ran drain lines, and installed the tubs (regular and laundry tub in the workroom). I bought a good pressure paint sprayer and painted it myself in just hours after all trim was installed – paid for the sprayer on one job, and I’ll have it when I paint the house and restain the deck. The carpet was installed, but I did the laminate flooring myself. I also did floating wall framing throughout, firestops, electrical (except for installing the 100A subpanel in the basement from the main panel in the garage)

Takeaways? Make sure your floor is level by using SLUL or having it done to start – if you’re using laminate flooring, it’s critical to do it right. If you’re just carpeting, your furniture will wobble if the carpet is just put in over an uneven floor. Have the drywall and texturing done by pros. Electrical is easy if you take your time and double-check everything. gas yourself in car Get a permit, and make sure the inspectors do their job and give you all the tips they can. Framing is not hard at all – just make sure it’s very square, and you don’t try to move 12′ panels by yourself (quick way to strain a disc in your back). Never buy more than the framing lumber you can use in a couple of days, because it will warp (remember, I also buy my lumber at Home Depot and Lowes, but every piece, unless hand-selected, will be like my friends – twisted and warped). If you need a piece of equipment, buy it and buy good equipment – the job will go easier, it will pay for itself on the first job, and then you’ll always have it.

I finished our basement 20 years ago. It was partly finished already, meaning walls, electric and plumbing were in. No flooring and no ceiling. It cost me less than $1000 to do this myself. electricity projects ks2 Granted it was 20 years ago but it was going to be more expensive to hire someone to install a dry wall ceiling (it’s not something I can manage myself). We needed access to the plumbing a few times over the years so I am glad I did it that way at that time. The up side is that we now must replace our old furnace with an energy efficient one and it has to be vented out the back (not through the chimney as it is now). Access is easy because it’s a drop ceiling. HOWEVER, since U an updating the basement anyway (needs new flooring already) I have realized the drop ceiling looks really cheap. I will have someone else install a dry wall ceiling now = with a ceiling door to the water shut-off valve (located about 1/3 of the room distance from the walls). So I am in agreement with doing a dry wall ceiling esp. to increase the value of my home – the purpose of finishing the basement in the first place. f gas regulations I have a QUESTION though because of new materials out there for flooring. I originally installed a commercial grade thick carpet with a thick backing that acted as a pad. So I did not install a separate pad first. My wife uses the basement more than I do and she says the floor is always too cold. So my question is, if I remove the old carpet and replace it with a thick pad and a thick carpet, will that be warmer or is there a better way to do this? I read about a "moveable" subfloor but I don’t think I want a floor that’s moveable, do I? Help me out here?

Jason, we have an approx. 500 sq ft partly finished basement – it had woodish paneling, a drop ceiling, vinyl on concrete floors, 1/2 bath in the furnace/hot water heater/laundry room. this is under a 1969 built split entry house. Electrical is in. We removed the paneling in the rear of the room and the paneling between the laundry/furnace/bath and we can walk through it. We are going to be selling the house so we would like to put as little in as possible. The new windows are larger that the old ones, so the cut out from the old windows is still there. The walls have 1" wood frames under the paneling, but no insulation. The floor is cold so we think laminate floors would insulate a bit, but so would carpet. I don’t know how we are going to finish the bath/furnace/hot water heater/laundry area. It is small but the 1/2 bath should be separate from the rest of the room. The washer/dryer actually were perpendicular to the laundry tub – it was built in by a dad with 3 boys who wanted to maximize the basement area for pool/ping pong/media. Obviously mom’s needs were put on the back burner and the boys didn’t mind peeing in the furnace room. Not a good seller though. a gas station We currently have the washer and dryer along the back wall parallel to the laundry tub, but have to walk through the wall studs to get to the laundry tub. We were going to put the laundry back to where it was and maximize the "man-cave" as before, but are not sure what is best. Could we get your advice and input? Thanks.

I am thinking of finishing my basement. I live in Lynn, MA and it is roughly 600sq feet in size. In order to save cost, I am only thinking of finishing about 450 – 500sq ft of the basement. I received one quote from a well known basement finishing company for about $28k for 500sq ft of space. I received another quote of about $24k for finishing 450 sq ft. In both estimates, the price includes materials and labor, permits, framing, electrical, walls (I am not using drywall, but removable panels), drop ceiling, lights, and flooring. It does not include paint and for the cheaper estimate, it does not include carpet leading down to the basement. I was quoted about $600-$800 extra for the carpert.

I am getting a few more estimates, and then I will make a decision. How can I get a reasonable estimate to finish my 500 sq ft basement for less than $20k. I am not a handy guy so I don’t plan a DIY. I’d rather hire someone who will do a good job. Is that too much to ask in MA? What are some of the questions I should be asking? Any advice will be helpful.

Circa 1890 Fulton Addition 972 sqft house with a clay basement thats only maybe a third of the sqft. meaning its just the size of my living room. the walls are block. I dont want it finished or anything , But I would like advice on if i should even consider pouring concrete floor and or walls, it is nothing more than where furnaces etc are stored

its stood since 1890 and the landlord put new block walls in 3 years ago. but now I own the house, any advice im leaning towards just leaving it alone. for being built in circa 1890 by the military as I believe a barracks for the chaplin. the records around here for anything before the 40’s were lost in a huge fire. or are very vague but all we have found since the day it was build in the middle of camp McCellan during the 1st Black Hawk War. any advice would be great guys. the basement is the only thing that hasnt been touched as for as retoration, and updates other than the blocks and all need breaker, pipes, furnaces etc. My gut says if it was gonna be done it should of been done when that work was done, also seems unnecessary and costly even on a basic level because of all the new equipment already installed, ive lived here 4 fours and no problems. so just looking for opinions insight, ideas. 1st house ive bought. my neighbors and their parents grew up in the house. the youngest of them is 64 they neever had anything crazy happen or change and updates where done out of wear and tear. they sold it in 2012, i rented 2013 and i bought 2017. anything you got for me helps and is appreciated. 5 gases Thanks!