Basement Finishes

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Finishing or remodeling your basement can add value to your home while increasing your living space. Whether you desire an extra bedroom or bathroom, a playroom for the kids, a modern and functional entertainment room, home gym, or even a music studio, we can make this dream space a reality.

Careful planning in accordance with your objectives for the new space and budgetary limits are the first steps in beginning a basement renovation or remodel. We will assist you through the design stage and give you a cost estimate based on the size of the area and how you plan to use.  We can provide floor plans, perform drywall and structural repairs and secure the services of highly skilled professionals to perform electrical or plumbing work. We will monitor their work progress and quality in accordance with the agreed upon construction schedule and budget and facilitate communication between all parties involved.

Underground has its own special requirements: Nothing is simple.

Access to work area, ceiling clearances, condition and construction of the existing foundation, are all major considerations in making the ‘go-ahead’ decision in finishing your basement. Here’s where experience, again, really counts. Considering floor loads, stair options, layout, and construction efficiency, all need to be carefully and professionally considered in this type of project.

Special Rules: In basements, the building codes help keep your family safe.

In the event of a house fire or other emergency, it is important that family members in the basement have an easy escape path. Special escape windows called “egress windows” need to be carefully chosen and installed. Many times it’s necessary to cut through the foundation to properly install the egress windows. This procedure should only be performed by a highly skilled contractor, such as Hardcastle Company Builders.