The Cost of a Basement Finishing Project


You have been repeatedly told that finishing the basement of your Fargo home is a cost effective way of obtaining additional floor space. Since the basement is at a different level from your main living area you can finish it to gain a quiet and peaceful place to use as your home office, sport’s room, home theater, or living area. Alternatively, you can finish your basement to be used as a children’s play room or music room and ensure peace and order in the rest of your home. While the possibilities are endless, you naturally want to know how much the basement finishing project will cost.

Factors Affecting the Basement Finishing Cost

Like any construction project the cost of finishing the basement of your North Dakota home depends on various factors. Some of them are:

Size of the basement

Number of rooms needed

Need for egress windows

Appliances that will be used in the finished basement

Electrical work needed

Custom carpeting

Number of support pillars that are present

Amount of trim and molding desired

Number of windows

Some of these factors can be decided only after the design of the basement is finalized. Many home owners choose to finish only a part of the basement and retain the rest as storage space. This will require a door to access the storage space with ease. You do not want your guests seeing a pile of stuff, your stuff, when they are watching TV or playing some pool in your basement. It does not matter how nice you fix up the basement if half of it is filled by items collecting dust.

Other Factors Affecting the Cost

Apart from the costs mentioned above, many people decide to add a bathroom to their basement to minimize the number of trips upstairs. A dehumidifier too might be essential to keep the finished basement in Bismarck, ND, dry and usable. These additions naturally will add to the cost of your basement finishing project. However, the extra costs will add to the comfort level of the basement room and increase the value of your home.

Remodeling Costs

Homeowners planning to remodel the basement of their Fargo home will have to spend less than those wanting a complete basement finishing job done. When undertaking a remodeling project, the contractor will be able to utilize some of the existing tiles and other basement finishing products. For instance the floor and roof tiles might be retained. Also, if the existing windows have energy efficient panes, there is no need to replace them. This means that you have to only pay for the extra light fixtures and the cost of labor for their installation. By investing only a small sum, you will be able to convert the unused playroom into a home theater or home office.

Safety of Finished Basements

When it comes to a basement finishing project in Fergus Falls, MN, Fargo, or anywhere else, your imagination is the only limiting factor. The superior specialized basement finishing products available can convert even the most unpromising of basements – one that is dark and damp and has many support pillars and uneven walls into a warm, cheerful, and inviting room that can be safely used by all members of your family.

About The Author Innovative Basement Systems specializes in basement finishing in North Dakota. They provide free basement finishing estimates in West Fargo, Detroit Lakes, Williston, International Falls, Wahpeton, Devils Lake, Thief River Falls and the surrounding areas. Visit http://www.innovativebasementfinishing.com/ for more information.

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