5 Steps to Finishing Your Basement the Right Way

When people sit down to plan their dream basement finish, various images come into play. There’s a magnificent home theater in one area, a guest suite with bedroom and bath in another area, a kitchen area complete with fridge and stove and even an exercise or game room area. Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply snap your fingers and have it done immediately? Of course it would. But the reality is that it takes planning, time and proper steps to start from those images in your head to a completely finished basement. You just have to know...


Do You Know the 8 Major Phases to Basement Finishing?

You have a dream for the unused basement space. You’re going to finish it – or remodel it if it’s been done years ago. You can visualize exactly what you want – a home theater area, a small kitchen, a bathroom for guests to use, a bedroom area – even a game area. And you can’t wait to start enjoying it! There’s one thing, though: It doesn’t happen overnight. A basement finish or remodel is a major undertaking, taking time, planning and some expertise as well. In fact, there are actually different phases involved in finishing a basement –...


10 Things to Know About Finishing a Basement

If you asked 10 different people who have had experience finishing a basement to name the top 10 things you should know before you start, you’d probably get 10 different answers from each person! That’s because there are literally hundreds of things you should know about finishing a basement, and everyone has a different opinion on which ones are the 10 most important ones. So what should you do if you have a basement finishing project coming up? We culled through tips from all the top experts and created a list of the “top 10 things to know about...


Basement Finish Building Permits in Colorado Springs

You live in Colorado Springs, and you want to finish your basement. However, you’re doing the work by yourself. Sure, a few friends will help, but you’re the one who is responsible for finishing your basement. Let me ask you a question: Do you need a permit? If you answered “No,” go to the back of the class. Sorry, but the fact is no matter who is doing the work – you or a contractor you hire – you have to obtain a permit in Colorado Springs. Truth be told, you probably need a permit no matter where you...


Overcoming Challenges When Finishing Your Basement

You’ve made the decision. You’re going to finish your basement. After all, it’s going to be a fabulous room, and you’ll be adding valuable square footage to your home. Maybe it’ll be a guest suite for your in-laws, complete with their own kitchen and a spa-inspired bathroom. How about installing a home theater, with theater-type seating and elegant lighting? What about a playroom for the younger kids or a hangout room for your older ones? Your unfinished basement is a blank slate, after all. You can make it as elegant or as casual as you choose. It’s extra space...


Basement Bathrooms – the Final Touch for Your Basement Remodel

When remodeling or finishing a basement, multiple ideas come to mind such as a home theater or big screen TV viewing room. Other ideas may include a playroom, a family room or a guest bedroom suite. No matter what your idea for the finished basement might be, it should include a bathroom. There are numerous reasons why you’d want to install a bathroom, but most importantly is that it will add value to your home. Even if you have several other bathrooms, an extra one in the basement only will add to the appeal of the home. When it...


Bringing a Modern Flair to Your Basement Design

When it comes to designing your basement finish or remodel, the possibilities are endless. In fact, you can pretty much do whatever you want with your space – limited only by your budget. However, adding a modern flair to your basement design doesn’t have to break the bank. No matter your budget, there’s a way to add that modern look to your basement finish or remodel by following a few tried and true modern basement finishing ideas. There are numerous ideas for finishing a basement, and every family has their own vision. It may be a play area, a...


The Ultimate Basement Finishing Cost Guide

Understanding the costs of basement finishing Your family got together, sat down and started throwing out some terrific ideas on creating a custom basement for your home. After all, finishing an existing area is much less costly than adding on a new structure. But how much time and money will each part of the basement finish take? The basic answer is, “it all depends.” I’m not trying to back out of giving a solid answer, mind you – I’m just being both honest and realistic. There are many different variables that go into the cost estimation of basement finishing....


Top Tips For Basement Remodeling

Congratulations – you’ve made a decision! Ok, before we get into the top 10 tips for basement remodeling, you deserve some congrats. Because the fact is, making a decision to remodel or finish a basement is the hardest part of the process. Sure, there’s deciding on what material to have on the floor, what type of countertops you want in the bar or kitchen area, whether to put in a full bath, a home theater, a… Well, as you can see there are a lot of decisions you’ll still need to make. But the most important decision of all...


Quality vs Cost In Basement Finishing

“Go for quality, not the lowest cost” You’ve heard it countless times before, on just about every major purchase you’ve made in your life: don’t go with the lowest cost – go for quality. It’s absolutely true, and it’s never more important than when you’re considering finishing your basement in your home. Sure, you think you’re different, and you have the capability to go out and find a genuine bargain – where you’ll get a low cost without sacrificing quality. Well, we hate to burst your bubble, but the truth of the matter is that, whatever you’re buying, you...

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