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Converting a basement, however, is not without its challenges. Below-grade spaces are subject to water and moisture, two common enemies of home construction. Mold and mildew are also common, and natural light is limited. Overhead pipes and ductwork can add further challenges, and if you didn’t anticipate a bathroom when the house was built, the basement toilet may have to flush up.
Long before DIY became a household ‘word’, homeowners were enticed by the idea of saving money on home repairs by doing the work themselves. While doing their own renovations was a great idea, the main challenge for a successful completion of their projects was knowledge. The majority of homeowners had no idea how to properly wire electrical outlets, plumb a bathroom, or frame a wall – all according to code.
Complete remodel of our walk-out basement. Gutted and replaced literally everything, from the framing to new custom windows and solid doors. Reconfigured plumbing and remodeled the 3-piece bathroom with high-end finishes; completed the laundry room, guest bed room with walk-in-closet, and family room with solid wood custom cabinetry/wet bar, island, built-ins, and gas fireplace with granite surround. Also demolished and rebuilt exterior concrete steps to basement entrance. All finishes are high-end and remodel included many upgrades (in-cabinet/under cabinet lighting, stainless-steel beverage center, central speaker system, etc.) Love the end-result but process was extremely long.
Most home owners finish a basement to fill a need of new space for children, an office or just more space to entertain and host family and friends. Adding 1,000 square feet of professional finished basement at $45.00 a square foot, is a lot less money than purchasing a new home where that same additional square footage will cost $150.00. In this case it seems to make financial sense.