Why You Should D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) (2)

We take care of all aspects of home remodeling with an emphasis in finishing basements. Whether we’re working on your basement, bathroom, kitchen, or sun room, you can be sure you will be thrilled with your new space.

Establish an idea for basement finish -depending on your family’s needs you can turn the area into just about anything. You can either have the whole space to serve a specific function or it can be divided into different rooms. While brainstorming, also consider the easy access to electricity and plumbing, the isolated location and the privacy the area offers.

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.

If you have a stubborn stain or dirt on the floor use the neutral clean and soak the area for a while, if that doesn’t do it a citrus based degreaser may be used. Try to stay away from ammonia or harsh chemicals as these can effect the floor finish. If you do have to resort to a harsher chemical once you have removed the dirt, clean with the neutral cleaner and you may have to apply an additional coat of floor finish in that area.

The paper should be taped together and the tape should not be applied to the concrete floor for any reason. This will act as a barrier (stain resist) to the stain when applied. The mistaken spilling of the contaminants will just add to the cost of the staining process because these are very hard if not impossible to remove and are not very attractive if exposed during the staining process.

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