You’re sick of sitting on top of wasted space, and you’re ready to take the plunge to improve your living space below grade. When you’ve decided to remodel your basement, you might feel unsure about where to start. As experienced remodelers, we are well equipped to break down the details so that your basement remodeling project begins on the right foot.
At Peacock & Company, we know our way around a basement remodel. We’ve been delivering timeless and trendy results throughout South Bend for decades. We’d love to talk to you more about your next remodeling project in the Michiana area.
What do I need to know before finishing a basement?
Here are a few questions to ask yourself while planning your basement remodel:
What components do you plan to include in your basement remodeling project? What kind of living space are you building? Basement remodels often have several components in one. Here are some popular basement remodeling projects:
Are you adding or removing walls? Demolition, or conversely, framing, drywall, and electrical add to the project’s overall cost.
Will you need an egress? Basement living spaces need an exit. Egress windows or an exterior basement door may need to be part of the project.
Are you planning on plumbing? If you’re adding a kitchen, bathroom, or laundry station, plumbing impacts the cost of finishing your basement.
Are there any structural or waterproofing issues we need to address first? Does your floor sag? Do your walls seep? Your contractor will assess your property during their initial visit to identify potential concerns.
What unusual challenges do you predict? If there is something wonky about a home’s construction, it’s often in the basement. Do you notice hanging wires, ducts, or other obstructions?
What unique features do you envision? Are you hoping for a one-of-a-kind wet bar? Do you desire custom built-ins to display your collections and memories? What about adding a fireplace for the ultimate cozy cave vibe?
What do I need to know about remodeling my basement?
Cost to Finish a Basement
We all know that the unsatisfying answer about construction cost is always, “it depends.” In general, a basement remodel can cost between $30 and $100 a square foot, depending on amenities and features.
If you’re getting ready for a basement remodel, here are some things you can do to prepare your space for your upcoming remodel:
Remove your personal items. They are unlikely safe under a tarp in the corner. Discuss this with your contractor if some things cannot be relocated entirely (e.g., a pool table).
Warn your neighbors. Alert your neighbors that you are having work done, politely let them know what to expect, and allow them to voice their requests. If you need to use your neighbor’s property to access any part of your job, get permission early!
Talk to your contractor about the mundane details. Make sure your contractor knows where to park, where to enter and exit, and where to store materials mid-project. If you’ve discussed anything specific with the neighbors (Mr. Jones has asked that you don’t use his driveway) or have a particular request (Please park to the left in the driveway), let your contractor know.
We would be honored to discuss your basement remodel or any other home remodeling projects you are planning in the Michiana area. We know we have the experience and expertise to deliver the results of your dreams. . Schedule a free consultation or give us a call at (574) 289-4992to start your South Bend remodeling project!