Understanding The Cost Of Basement Finishing

Basement Remodeling Costs

This has to be the number one question our clients have when they contact Kingray Remodeling to finish their basement. Most just dont realize how much effort, material and professional finesse goes into Finishing a Basement in Atlanta. Basements are generally large areas of your home full of all sorts of obstacles that have to be worked around.

Basement Finishing In Atlanta GA Is Priced By The Square Foot

If you look around for average basement finishing costs Atlanta homeowners generally pay somewhere between $28 – $70 per square foot of finished basement.

So for example a 1000 square foot basement finishing project might cost the homeowner between $28,000 – $70,000 to finish the additional space. The price of your basement will go up as the scope of the project increases and the material choices become more luxurious. Like any other remodeling project the fine details and materials will greatly affect the final project cost.

A basement finishing project on average is generally half the price it would cost you to build an extension or addition onto your home of the same size. So if you really need the space then a basement remodel is generally the first choice. Basements also offer a great ROI on your investment compared to that of a kitchen or bedroom.

Basement Finishing Seems Expensive?

Many homeowners are surprised to find out the costs of finishing their basement.  It can be a tedious job with many challenges.

If you want a high quality finished basement it’s not a DIY project. The scope of the project usually goes well beyond what the average home owner wants to endure and you certainly don’t want to trust the job to someone who might never get the job finished in any reasonable amount of time.  What if you need egress windows installed? Plumbing?  Electrical? Flooring?  The scope of the job is not small.

How many times have you heard that a simple 3-4 week project took 6 months or the so called ” contractor” never came back to finish the project and won’t answer any calls? These are most often the people who hired the lowest bidder! They were shopping for their basement finishing project by price alone.

We all price shop- especially with todays economy but there are ways to save costs when working with a professional too, that won’t come back to bite you.  Stear clear of the carpenter/contractor who says he does the electric and plumbing himself. In Atlanta we actually need to have both a licensed plumber and electrician complete the required work on your basement.

Think about this for a second . . .Do you really want the lowest priced guy wiring up your home? We probably don’t need to remind you that bad wiring and electrical is a safety hazard, not to mention a major fire hazard. What about coming home to a sewage leak in your brand new basement? All because the “I do everything guy” didn’t use the proper pipe glue? These are real experiences homeowners have had.

I understand a good contractor usually costs more than you want to spend, most things worth having normally do. One wrong move in your basement like removing a column, cutting a beam or chopping out a footing could cause the home to collapse and you’re in for a very expensive repair bill.

Who Remodels Basements in Atlanta Georgia?

When you hire Kingray Remodeling for your Atlanta Basement Finishing Project you are hiring a General contractor as well as an experienced team of carpenters. We are not paper pushers (the worst part of our day is the paperwork) we are on the job every day, transforming basements for people just like you.

We utilize sub contractors who specialize in what they do whenever necessary. This means less problems and superior quality. Basement remodeling can involve alot of different trades- carpenters, plumbers, electricians, HVAC, drywall finishers and painters. All of this needs to be organized by someone who understands the finer details of construction to keep the project on time and under budget.

We’ll answer the phone when you call, provide you with the best quality available, and offer you the professionalism you deserve.

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