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HOME REMODELING

General Information

Working with a design-build contractor keeps the design and budget on the same page, making sure your plans are designed to meet your budget.

Unfortunately, no. We have done this in the past and have learned that we cannot provide the level of quality or the experience we want to give our customers when other subcontractors, friends, or they themselves are working on the project. Using our subcontractors and labor allows us to stand behind our work and meet the agreed-upon project schedule.

Unfortunately, no. We have done this in the past and have learned that we cannot provide the quality or the experience we want to give our customers when other subcontractors, friends, or they are working on the project. Using our subcontractors and labor allows us to stand behind our work and meet the agreed-upon project schedule.

Not necessarily. Remodeling can be noisy and messy, but many of our customers choose to live in their homes while we are working on their house, mainly when the work is in one area of the home – like the kitchen, bathroom, or basement. Our clients find that our team of professional tradesmen are quite courteous, but for more extensive remodeling projects it may be more practical to move out temporarily. We should discuss your specific situation before scheduling your project and determine the best option for your situation.

I am very dedicated to undoing many of the stereotypes homeowners have about contractors. If we decide to work together, we will do absolutely everything possible to keep your project moving forward as quickly as possible and ensure you are satisfied with the work being done. So many horror stories come from contractors starting too many projects at once or charging too little in the beginning to win a job that is bigger than the price they initially promised.

Any work that will result in an additional cost outside of the original agreement is processed through a change order. We post all change orders on our customer online portal. This completely removes the surprise at the end of the job and lets you make good financial decisions all along the way.

All of our trade partners are licensed and insured in the State of Utah. I want to make sure you are entirely comfortable with our team. I manage each of the projects and work relentlessly to surround myself with only the best tradesmen upholding a very high level of integrity and honesty.

The nature of remodeling is very dirty and dusty. We take measures to reduce the mess while working on your home. We install plastic barriers to isolate the area under construction, cover any HVAC duct in the work area, and often incorporate a “negative draft” in the work area. We are conscious of dust and do what we can to create a pleasant experience for you.

Absolutely! We use an online scheduling and project management tool where you can see the schedule anytime 24/7. We even have an app where you can log in and see your schedule right from your smartphone!

Each remodeling project is unique, and so is the time it takes to complete. Once we have a good idea of the work that will be taking place in your home, we will be able to put together a schedule and know how long how much time your project will take.

Most likely. The type of work we do and the cities we work in require a permit. Projects like bathroom remodels, kitchen remodels, and basement finishes

Yes! You can choose things like cabinetry, tile, countertops, & flooring. We use local showrooms for these material selections.

Unfortunately we do not do projects without supplying the materials ourselves. We used to do this, but have had many issues with damaged and incompatible materials. We have worked to create a great network of suppliers and vendors that help us with unique installations, damaged materials, and specialized product information. There are some materials however that homeowners can buy if they’d like to. Surface-mounted light fixtures, ceiling fans, sconces, lightweight chandeliers, and kitchen and bath accessories like towel racks, mirrors, and tissue/towel dispensers are some of the materials that some homeowners choose to buy on their own.

Yes. We can create all the needed drawings for a home remodel project. From simple bathroom remodeling drawings to significant structural changes, we can create the drawings that will be necessary for the project.

We have designed and built some very nice spaces and we can for your project, but if the budget does not meet the design, we will have wasted both your time and ours. When we start with a realistic budget, we are able to create a plan that will meet both your needs and your budget. Being upfront about your budget allows us to come up with value-driven ideas that meet your budget and goals for the project. It is entirely normal not to know what a realistic budget is for your project. During our first few interactions, discussing your budget will help you better understand what money you should set aside. You can also check out our Home Remodeling Cost Guide HERE.

No. In order to keep overhead to a minimum, we do not accept credit cards. We value keeping costs as low as possible for our customers and accept cash, check, or ACH transfers.

This is a tricky question, but we recommend setting aside additional funds beyond the project’s anticipated cost. In remodeling, there is always the possibility that there are unknown issues behind existing walls, including bad framing, outdated electrical, or mold and rotting wood that can add additional costs to the project – beyond what is outlined in the proposal. We always try to limit these expenses and look for problem areas well in advance. But, issues can arise beyond our control that require our imidate attention. No matter what happens in a project, we will do everything we can to “make it right.”

Yes.

Estimate: This is exactly what it sounds like—an estimate of the rough cost range you will incur to complete a project. Estimates will likely change over time as your design develops and you make material selections. A rough estimate gives our customers a better sense of what they should set aside to complete the project before we move forward to a proposal where we specify all the details of a project.

Proposal: This is a detailed project document. Producing a proposal generally requires a few visits to a customer’s home. A proposal includes the exact designs, project plans, labor and material costs, and a detailed project scope. The customer and our company will sign off on a proposal before any work occurs at a customer’s home.

Once you have the house under contract we would love to meet with you to see what you would like to remodel. After years of these estimates before a home is owned and in a customer’s possession I have found it is something we would rather not do until you own the house. You can check out our Home Remodeling Cost Guide HERE if you want a quick estimate for a ball-park budget.

We are typically available for in-home consultations Monday-Friday during the day. We do not schedule consultations over the weekend, or in the evenings. We believe that having dedicated time for family and friends is critical for a healthy career in construction and remodeling. You can visit our Request a Consultation Page HERE where your information is submitted and we will reach back out to you by phone to discuss your project and see how we can help you.

KITCHEN REMODEL COSTS

General Information

Average Cost: $24,974

Level of Finishes: Average

Project Details:

Take an existing 200 sq. ft. kitchen that has a good functional layout with approximately 30 lineal feet of cabinets and countertops and make the following updates with average grade finishes:

  1. Leave the existing cabinets in place and replace all the door and drawer fronts with

    new shaker-style wood panels.

  2. Install new cabinet knobs and pulls.

  3. Replace appliances including the cooktop, oven, refrigerator, microwave &

    dishwasher with energy star appliances.

  4. Install new solid surface countertops.

  5. Install new chrome kitchen faucet and sink.

  6. Install new luxury vinyl plank flooring.

  7. New subway tile backsplash between the countertop and upper cabinets.

  8. New paint on walls, ceiling, and trim.

For more information on home remodeling costs, please download our Home Remodeling Cost Guide HERE.

Average Cost: $74,118

Level of Finishes: Average

Project Details:

Demo an existing 200 sq. ft. kitchen and redesign so it has a good functional layout with approximately 30 lineal feet of cabinets and countertops and update it with average grade finishes.

The scope of work and average grade finishes to include:

  1. Install all new semi-custom wood cabinets, including a 3’x5′ island cabinet.

  2. Install new cabinet knobs and pulls.

  3. Replace appliances including the cooktop, oven, refrigerator, microwave & dishwasher with energy star appliances.

  4. Install new solid surface countertops.

  5. Install new chrome kitchen faucet, garbage disposal, and stainless-steel sink.

  6. Install new luxury vinyl plank flooring.

  7. Include a new subway tile backsplash between the countertop and upper cabinets.

  8. Custom lighting in upper cabinets.

  9. New paint on walls, ceiling, and trim.

For more information on home remodeling costs, please download our Home Remodeling Cost Guide HERE.

Average Cost: $149,939

Level of Finishes: Luxury

Project Details:

Demo an existing 200 sq. ft. kitchen and redesign the layout to have good functionality with approximately 30 lineal feet of cabinets, countertops, and luxury-grade finishes.

The scope of work and luxury grade finishes to include:

  1. Install new high-end custom luxury wood cabinets, including a double-sided 3’x5′ island cabinet.

  2. Glass in upper cabinet doors with glass shelving.

  3. Custom lighting in upper cabinets.

  4. Include new imported porcelain or glass tile backsplash between the countertop and upper cabinets.

  5. Install new high-end cabinet knobs and pulls.

  6. Install new high-end stainless-steel appliances, including the commercial-grade cooktop, vent hood, double oven, built-in refrigerator, built-in microwave & dishwasher with energy star ratings.

  7. Install new quartz or granite countertops with custom edge detail.

  8. Install new designer kitchen faucet, high-end stainless-steel or granite composite sink, garbage disposal, and water filtration system.

  9. Install new engineered hardwood or porcelain tile flooring.

  10. New paint on walls, ceiling, and trim.

For more information on home remodeling costs, please download our Home Remodeling Cost Guide HERE.

BATHROOM REMODEL COSTS

General Information

Average Cost: $51,327

Level of Finishes: Average

Project Details:

Add on a new 6’x8′ bathroom to your home with average-grade finishes.

The scope of work and average grade finishes include:

  1. New paint.

  2. Porcelain tile flooring.

  3. New 30″ x 60″ fiberglass tub/shower with tile surround.

  4. New Vanity & Linen cabinets.

  5. Standard chrome single-lever vanity faucets.

  6. New lighting.

  7. Low-profile toilets.

  8. Mirrored medicine cabinets.

For more information on home remodeling costs, please download our Home Remodeling Cost Guide HERE.

Average Cost: $ $93,767

Level of Finishes: Luxury

Project Details:

Add on a 100 sq. ft. addition to increase the size of the existing master bathroom in your home with luxury finishes.

The scope of work and luxury grade finishes include:

  1. New paint.

  2. Custom cabinetry, including vanity and linen cabinets.

  3. Freestanding soaker tub.

  4. Quartz or granite vanity countertops with two sinks.

  5. Luxury-grade vanity and tub faucets.

  6. 48″ x 48″ tile shower with high-end body spray fixtures and frameless shower enclosure.

  7. Oversized porcelain floor tile with diagonal layout and electric in-floor heating.

  8. Porcelain tile baseboards to match floor tile.

  9. New general & spot lighting accompanies upgraded vanity, electrical fixtures, and wall sconces.

  10. New paint for walls, ceiling, doors & trim.

  11. Custom medicine cabinets with mirrors and lighting.

  12. Humidistat controlled exhaust fan.

For more information on home remodeling costs, please download our Home Remodeling Cost Guide HERE.

Average Cost: $22,065

Level of Finishes: Average

Project Details:

Demo and remove all existing cabinets, fixtures & finishes in an existing 5′ x 7′ bathroom in your home and replace them with new average grade finishes.

The scope of work and average grade finishes to include:

  1. Install new 30″ x 60″ cast iron tub with porcelain subway tile surround.

  2. New chrome single lever plumbing fixtures and low flow toilet.

  3. New solid surface vanity countertop with built-in integral sink.

  4. New vanity cabinet and wall lighting.

  5. Recessed medicine cabinet with mirror and light.

  6. New porcelain tile flooring.

  7. New paint on walls, ceiling, doors, and trim.

For more information on home remodeling costs, please download our Home Remodeling Cost Guide HERE.

Average Cost: $72,207

Level of Finishes: Luxury

Project Details:

Take an existing 35 sq. ft. bathroom and expand it to 100 sq. ft. within your home’s existing footprint. Rework floor plan, relocate all fixtures and install luxury grade finishes.

The scope of work and luxury grade finishes to include:

  1. New paint.

  2. Custom cabinetry, including vanity and linen cabinets.

  3. Freestanding soaker tub.

  4. Quartz or granite vanity countertops with two sinks.

  5. Luxury-grade vanity and tub faucets.

  6. 48″ x 48″ tile shower with high-end body spray fixtures and frameless shower enclosure.

  7. Oversized porcelain floor tile with diagonal layout and electric in-floor heating.

  8. Porcelain tile baseboards to match floor tile.

  9. New general & spot lighting accompanies upgraded vanity electrical fixtures and wall sconces.

  10. New paint for walls, ceiling, doors & trim.

  11. Custom medicine cabinets with mirrors and lighting.

  12. Humidistat controlled exhaust fan.

For more information on home remodeling costs, please download our Home Remodeling Cost Guide HERE.

Average Cost: $37,123

Level of Finishes: Average

Project Details:

A universal bathroom remodel is an investment for those looking to age in place through accessible design. Integrating universal design principles into your home increases safety, comfort, and home value.

Demo and remove all existing cabinets, fixtures & finishes in your home’s 5′ x 7′ bathroom—redesign space to allow for aging in place design and install new average grade finishes.

The scope of work and average grade finishes to include:

  1. Reframe door opening to be 36″ wide.

  2. Remove tub & install porcelain tile shower with zero barrier shower floors with roll-in access.

  3. Install a new fold-out seat in the shower.

  4. New chrome plumbing fixtures that include adjustable showerheads.

  5. Install new ADA-compliant comfort height toilet.

  6. Install shower enclosure with bi-directional door.

  7. Install grab bars at toilet and shower capable of supporting 250 lbs.

  8. Customized vanity and linen cabinets to be accessible from a seated position and fitted with adjustable mirrors and easy-to-grip cabinet pulls, knobs, and handles.

  9. Add in new lighting, humidity-sensing fan with controls & fresh paint.

  10. Install luxury vinyl tile flooring with electric heat.

For more information on home remodeling costs, please download our Home Remodeling Cost Guide HERE.

ROOM ADDITION COSTS

General Information

Average Cost: $141,114

Level of Finishes: Average

Project Details:

Add a new 384 sq. ft. master bedroom & bathroom suite to your home with average-grade finishes.

The scope of work and average grade finishes include:

  1. Large master bedroom.

  2. Walk-in closet with a dressing area.

  3. Carpet on the bedroom and closet floors.

  4. New custom vanity cabinet.

  5. Solid surface countertops with dual integral sinks.

  6. Chrome single lever sink, shower, and tub plumbing fixtures.

  7. 3ftx4fttileshower.

  8. Freestanding soaker tub.

  9. Porcelain tile floors in the bathroom.

  10. Install general lighting, vanity lights, and an exhaust fan.

  11. New paint on walls, ceiling, doors, and trim.

For more information on home remodeling costs, please download our Home Remodeling Cost Guide HERE.

Average Cost: $290,157

Level of Finishes: Luxury

Project Details:

  1. Spacious master bedroom sleeping area.

  2. Sitting area next to the master bathroom.

  3. Walk-in closet and dressing area with mirrors, linen storage & custom lighting.

  4. Custom bookcases & built-in storage with custom woodwork.

  5. High-end gas fireplace with natural stone hearth and custom wood mantle.

  6. 5 ft long bar with sink in master bedroom with under-counter refrigerator, custom cabinetry,

  7. granite/quartz countertop & a microwave.

  8. Custom exterior French doors.

  9. Engineered hardwood on the bedroom and closet floors.

  10. Two custom vanity cabinets, each with its own sink.

  11. Quartz or granite countertops with large custom mirrors.

  12. Large walk-in shower with two shower heads & custom stone tile on the floor & walls.

  13. True European style frameless shower enclosure.

  14. Freestanding soaker tub.

  15. High-end plumbing fixtures.

  16. High-end cabinet knobs, cabinet pulls, and door hardware.

  17. Stone tile floors in the bathroom with electric radiant heat.

  18. Install general lighting, vanity lights, high-end lighting controls, and a humidistat exhaust fan.

  19. Custom finishes on the walls.

  20. New paint on walls, ceiling, doors, and trim.

For more information on home remodeling costs, please download our Home Remodeling Cost Guide HERE.

BASEMENT FINISHES

General Information

We do not offer free estimates. Be sure to download and read our pricing guide, and use our cost calculator. In our guide, you will get a good idea of the costs for a complete basement finish. During the initial consultation, we will go over rough ballpark numbers for what you are looking to have done. After the initial consultation, if it looks like we are able to help you, we will get you a design agreement, as needed. Once the design agreement is in place, we will get to work going in depth with designing, specifying and pricing the details of your specific project. Once that is done you will have a solid price and scope of work established for your project with all the details included.

A design-build contractor will make sure your basement is designed to meet your needs but also to make sure the plans and finishes are designed to meet your budget.

$1500-$2500 is what we typically see for a standard design package. If you need a walkout entrance or to remove load bearing walls, there will be some engineering cost as part of the design. Typically, that number falls between $300 and $600 depending on how much engineering is required. If you need help with interior design or help selecting what materials would look good together, we can also add that to the design package and get that taken care of for you.

Planning is the way to have a successful project, and planning takes time. There is an old saying: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” The planning & design will save everyone heartache and frustration later during the construction, as well as help to get your basement done quicker, and cheaper overall – we do not see many change orders on projects after we complete the design work. The standard design package could easily pay for itself by avoiding even one seemingly insignificant change order.

Costs vary based on the size and complexity of the basement, as well as the level of finishes you choose. You can download our Basement Finishing Cost Guide and get a good idea of what the costs may be for you in your situation. Here is the link to the Basement Finishing Cost Guide.  We have also created a Basement Finishing Cost Calculator to help generate a ballpark price.  You can access the Cost Calculator here: Basement Finishing Cost Calculator.

Depending on the size and complexity, finishing a 1,000 to 1,500 square foot basement will take about 6-10 weeks for the actual construction phase. Planning is key to a great experience; we have seen that it’s best to set as much time aside for design and planning as you set aside for the actual project. So, if the basement will take 2 months to build, plan on the design taking 2 months as well. That will leave a healthy amount of time to set a reasonable budget, make design decisions, complete engineering (as needed), make material selections, agree on a detailed scope of work and project cost, and receive your city building permit.  

Also see our Blog post on How Long Does it Take to Finish a Basement?

No. We will either perform the work in-house with our own employees, or we will work with our trade partners to complete all of the work on your basement. We have great relationships with our subcontractor trades that allows us to deliver to you a
quality basement that we can stand behind and finish the basement on the schedule we agreed upon. We have learned we are able to give the best experience and quality product when we supply all the labor and material. If you would like to give your subcontractor friends a referral, you can pass their contact info along to us and we would be happy to reach out to them. We are always looking to work with the best trade partners our industry has to offer.

No. We will either perform the work in-house with our own employees, or we will work with our trade partners to complete all of the work on your basement. We have great relationships with our subcontractor trades that allows us to deliver to you a quality basement that we can stand behind and finish the basement on the schedule we agreed upon. We have learned we are able to give the best experience, and quality product when we supply all the labor and material.

The very first step in the process of designing your basement is to establish a budget for the project. We have seen many times where a lot of work is done to design and bid on an elaborate basement, just to throw that work away and start over because the cost to build the original plans was too high.

Comparing different estimates can definitely help make a decision, but judging service, craftsmanship, and customer service can be tough. We always recommend that homeowners choose the contractor that they feel the most comfortable with – whether they choose us or someone else. Remember, no matter who you choose, these individuals will be in your home on a daily basis, so you must trust them completely.

No. Unfortunately, we no longer do projects without providing the products ourselves. In the past, we have had many issues with the products others supplied. Things like products being the wrong size, arriving damaged, warped, or out of square, incompatible with other materials, or not meeting minimum codes or our quality standards. We have learned we are able to give the best experience, and quality product when we supply all the labor and material.

Yes! Our customers have loved our scheduling system. It’s online based, and you are able to access it at any time. We also have a mobile app that you can download right to your phone so you’re always in the know.

Any work that is different than what is in the construction agreement will result in a change order. We will send these out for your approval and digital signatures through our online system before the work is started. This way, you are always informed on the costs and schedule impacts and can make sound financial decisions all along the way.

Yes! We take great pride in the quality work we perform. We have a 1-year warranty on our workmanship. Our workmanship also meets or exceeds the guidelines stated in the NAHB Residential Construction Performance Guidelines.

PLANS & DESIGN

The very first step in the process of designing your basement is to establish a budget for the project. We have seen it many times where a lot of work is done to design and bid an elaborate basement, just to throw all that work away and start over because the cost to complete the original plans was too high.

We love creating beautiful spaces and helping our customers dreams become reality, but if you dream and your budget don’t align, we will both be wasting time and money. By being candid about your budget from the beginning, we can design a basement that will fit your needs, desires and finances. It’s very normal not to know what a realistic budget should be for your project, so feel free to download our cost guide, and we can also have a phone call visit to discuss what you should set aside for a budget.

We do not offer free estimates. Be sure to download and read our pricing guide. In our guide, you will get a good idea of the costs for a complete basement finish. During the initial consultation we will go over rough ballpark numbers for what you are looking to have done. After the initial consultation, if it looks like we are able to help you, we will get you a design agreement, as needed. Once the design agreement is in place, we will get to work going in depth with designing, specifying and pricing the details of your specific project. Once that is done, you will have a solid price and scope of work established for your project with all the details included.

A design-build contractor will make sure your basement is designed to meet your needs but also to make sure the plans and finishes are designed to meet your budget.

$1500-$2500 is what we typically see for a standard design package. If you need a walkout entrance or to remove load bearing walls, there will be some additional engineering cost as part of the design. Typically, between $300 and $600 depending on how much engineering is required. If you need help with interior design or help selecting what materials would look good together, we can also add that to the design package and get that taken care of for you.

Planning is the way to have a successful project, and planning takes time. There is an old saying: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” The planning and design will save everyone headache and frustration later during the construction, as well as help to get
your basement done quicker, and cheaper overall – we do not see many change orders on projects after we complete the design work.

We work with you to determine the features you would like to have in your basement and determine what level of finishes are in your budget. We then start drawing plans that include the items you want included in your basement including Kitchens, Bathrooms, Basement Walkout Entrances etc. We also work with you to select the exact finishes you’d like, such as the countertops, flooring, cabinets, and hardware to name a few. Once this is all done, we can provide a good solid price for the designed project and selected finishes. Once the price is finalized, the design phase is finished. At this point, we are ready to move to a construction agreement and get the basement underway.

Planning is key to a great experience; we have seen that it’s best to set as much time aside for design and planning as you set aside for the actual project. So, if the basement will take 2 months to build, plan on the design taking 2 months as well. That will leave a healthy amount of time to set a reasonable budget, make design decisions, complete engineering (as needed), make material selections, agree on a detailed scope of work and project cost, and receive your city building permit.

Yes! We use 3D modeling software to generate our 2D PDF plan sets. These PDF plans are sent to you during the design process and for your final approval. If you would like, we can also do some additional work to generate 3D views of your entire project, or portions of it so you can see the finished project before any hammers start swinging. We also use these plans to submit to the city and get city approval during the permitting process.

After signing a design agreement, we start creating the plans. Once the plans are ready for review, we will send them to you for your review.

Yes! During the design, we help you choose products that will work for your needs, as well as fit your budget. These material choices include cabinetry, tile, countertops, flooring, insulation and everything else we will be installing in your basement. We partner with local vendors and utilize their showrooms so you can see and feel the products you decide to use in your home before it arrives for installation.

Yes! We have an interior designer that can help you choose materials that will work best for you in your space and for your budget. This ensures that you will get materials that look great together, and fit your budget.

Unfortunately, no. Every time we have homeowners supply and install their own appliances, there are problems that arise: gas leaks, incorrect installation, missing parts and extra labor we have to supply to correct the problems. This results in more frustrations, a slowed project schedule, and increased costs. We can supply any appliances you would like for a competitive price, often lower than Home Depot, Lowes, RCWilley, or other appliance stores can. Appliances are selected during the design phase of the project.

PERMITS & FEES

Yes, all basement finishes require a permit.

Currently, with most cities we work with, it takes about two weeks to get a permit for a basement finish. The time frame starts when we submit the plans to the city. Prior to submitting your plans, you must have all the architectural plansand structural calculations completed, as well as a site plan if you are doing a basement walkout entrance. We have seen that a contractor can get permits approved much faster than homeowners working directly with the city.

We include the inspection fees and building permit fees in the price of the basement finish. We also work with the city to get the project approved. If there are any other fees outside of the basement finishing permit, or basement walkout permit, you will need to pay those. In some cities, you need to file a notice of a second kitchen with the county recorder’s office. This is something we work with you to take care of to avoid pushing back the timeline for receiving the permits.

BASEMENT FINISHING PROCESS

We use one of the basement windows or the basement walkout door to bring things in and out of the basement while we are working. Depending on the window sizes in the basement, things like drywall may not fit through the windows. So, for those rare occasions, we may need to bring large items in from upstairs. We also mask off the doorway to the upstairs with sheet plastic to minimize the amount of dust that goes upstairs.

Once the HVAC is installed, and the drywall is about to start, we turn off the furnace fan. Once work is over for the day and the dust has settled, it is ok to turn the furnace fan back on for the night – we do this every day the drywall is in progress, as it is the dustiest part of the basement finish. We also cover the HVAC return air vents in the basement to reduce the air that is pulled into the system from the basement.

Yes. We don’t want to get your personal items dusty and dirty or risk damaging them. We also work much more efficiently when we have a clear work area. If you need a safe place to store your belongings while we are working on the basement, we recommend Cascade Storage in Herriman. Their facility is truly top notch, and their service is wonderful. We know you’ll love it.

No, we will access the basement from one of the window wells in the back yard or side of your home. At night we slide the window shut, and leave it that way so we can get back in the next morning without having to ring the front doorbell or call you every morning. If you have a door at the top or bottom of your stairs, we will install a deadbolt lock, so the construction zone is completely separated from the rest of your home. Once the basement is finished, we will replace the lock with your original doorknob. If you do not have a door at the top or bottom of the stairs, we can talk about other possible solutions for your situation and plans.

This is a tricky question. We work very hard to plan all the details and material selections with you before we start construction. If you want to change something before it is ordered, there is normally not a problem. We will process a change order and have you sign off on that with your approval. The cost would be the difference between what was previously chosen and what it is being replaced with.

If you are looking to change something after it has been ordered, or installed, the costs go way up, and the schedule is pushed off course. We do not recommend changing at this point in time, but we can make those changes if needed. We would send you a change order to get your approval on the additional costs associated with the change. This way, you are always aware of the financial impacts of your decisions, and we are able to completely eliminate the “surprises” at the end of the project.

No. Finishing the basement one half at a time is not something we do. We recomend finishing the entire space as one project.

Normally we do not finish single rooms in basements. If you need a home office for covid-19 reasons we understand that need. Please be aware that the cost per square foot is higher for a single room than it is for the whole basement if you finished it all at once. If possible, we recommend waiting until you can finish the whole basement in one project rather than breaking it up by room. If you cannot wait and understand there will be a higher cost per square foot than normal, we can help you with a single room finish. They will typically take 4 weeks to build out and cost between 17k and 25k depending on the size and what you want as far as plumbing, HVAC, and electrical, as well as the level of finishes. One thing to keep in mind is that most cities do not allow for a finished room in a basement where a person would need to walk through an unfinished portion of the basement to get to the finished room.

Yes, if your basement is already finished, or you want to finish it later, we can definitely add a basement walkout to your home without doing the basement as a part of the same project. Please see our Basement Finishing Cost Guide to see prices for typical basement walkout entrances. Here is the link to the Basement Finishing Cost Guide.

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HOW TO WORK WITH US

1. Request a Project Consultation Online or By Phone

2. We Will Meet With You at Your Home

3. Establish a Budget for the Project and Start the Design Process

Download the basement finishing cost guide

Download our FREE basement finishing cost guide. Inside we go over everything you’ll want to know.

  • Pricing for 1000 and 1500 square foot basement finishes
  • Pricing to include a bathroom, a kitchen, or open square footage
  • Pricing for Basic, Average, and Luxury Level Finishes
  • Basement walkout entrance pricing
  • Real project costs for basements we have finished
  • How to avoid the most costly mistakes while finishing a basement