A finished basement by the Biehl Brothers can transform your seldom-used basement into a lively space that the whole family can enjoy. Whether you are looking to add an extra bedroom or fun recreational space for relaxing, let the Biehl Brothers team finish your basement.
Unless you’re fortunate enough to have a walkout basement, where one or more walls are above-grade and can accommodate large windows and glazed doors, natural lighting is going to be limited in your basement to a handful of small windows. Fortunately, dropped or suspended ceilings, common in basements, can easily and attractively accommodate recessed can, track, and fluorescent troffer fixtures.
When it’s finished, stained concrete looks a little like marble, but more mottled and varegated and less uniform. It’s possible to make your own tint stain by mixing colors, or applying at dissimilar rates. When you stain a concrete floor, though, don’t expect the stain to be uniform or have an even tone. Plan your room dÃ©cor and color scheme accordingly, because you’ll get dissimilar reactions from different areas of the concrete, and even a seasoned pro will be hard pressed to predict what the final result will be.
Ok, I digress, 1,100 square feet basement it is. I would roughly estimate it at about 2,000 to 2,500 for electrical – if you hire someone to run lines but you do the outlet installation. For plumbing a half bath, assuming you already have the rough-in in place and you don’t need to move it and no shower or tub – about a 1,000 (if you hire it out). You could cut both of these in half if you did them yourself. So maybe 3,500 all in, just for that specific work.
You may split your plan into smaller projects. Larger and complicated projects, like electrical wiring, plumbing or structural work may require help of professionals. But you can easily accomplish painting, hanging wallpaper, carpet or other flooring options. This’ll help minimize your costs dramatically. There is no dearth of local home improvement stores that offer weekend workshops for installing carpet, laying tile, and installing a vanity and many more. You may also enroll in any of them.