When it comes to remodeling a basement there are two options, you can either do it yourself or you hire a basement remodeling contractor to do it for you. In this article, we are going to break down how much it is going to cost to finish or remodel a basement.
We are going to start with the two by fours; I figured 300 studs all right two by fours in the walls and they’re going to be eight foot or nine foot depending upon the height of the basement from the concrete floor to the floor joist. I figured 30 plates those are going to be the top and bottom plates in the walls. So with 300 studs and 30 plates you will be able to frame a basement and the cost of those materials currently in today’s market prices is $1,025.
These are the nails, screws, and pins. You can get a 50-pound box of nails; there are generally about 2,000 nails in that box. Also, you will need to get a 50 pound box of drywall screws because you are going to be doing a lot of jobs in that area. You might only need maybe 25 to 35 pound boxes of drywall screws inch and a quarter shot of and the price for all that stuff is $120.
That’s all the wire, recessed lights, switches, outlets breakers all that good stuff everything to do a typical thousand square foot basement to quote $725.
For all of the pecs equipment, waist lines, schedule 40 PVC waste lines and all the fittings to put it all together. I have figured a half bath into this thousand square foot job as well so we’ll have to add into that price a sewage ejector and a sewage ejector grinder pump motor. That’s the system that pumps wastewater up and out to the street; generally our sewage goes out of our home above the basement floor and since we want to flush the toilet into the floor and drain our sink or our shower down into the floor and trap it we’ve got to pump the water up so you’re going to need a sewage ejection system. So I figured all the parts for that the pump, the pit, and all the accessories in there and I came up with a price of $600. Click here.
That’s all of our flex lines which include the flex duct; 4 inch 6 inch 7 8 inch flex duct are great in all the parts to put that together and it wasn’t as expensive as I thought it was either it was $225 for a basement and that was for 3 feeds. Those are what bring the air into the basement, the heat in the AC pump it in.
Now, the drywall I’m giving it to you two ways here the first way I’m going to give it to you is you buying all the materials the board, the bead, the mud, the tape, and doing the job yourself. The second way is going to be you using a subcontractor and you’re doing none of it alright just calling a subcontractor in to do the work for you. The average price this would be about $2,700 for him to come in and do that for you. If you are doing it yourself the material for the board, the mud, the tape, and the bead is going to be about $750 so you can see the difference.
That’s all of the wall paint, trim paint, primer, tape, plastic, rollers and all the accessories that you use for a paint job and I’m thinking you’re going to do your own painting average price for all of these paint materials is around $500.
Trim is going to be the doors, base trim, handrail, and banister parts, including crown and chair rail in the styles and square foot job because this is kind of like a bare-bones basement. It’s still a really nice basement with a half bath but without all the gingerbread and crown molding and chair rails. I figured five doors for a thousand square foot basement and the average price of doors is around a $100. So we have $500 for doors and then all the other trim materials give us about $720.
Now to keep it simple I just figure carpeting and padding in just about the whole basement the only place that uses tile is in the bathroom. Now an average bathroom is about 3 to 31/2 feet wide by 8 to 9 feet long; so we are going to just round that off to 40 square feet. 40 square feet off the thousand and we are carpeting 960 square feet; converting that to yards gives us 107 yards. At an average price of $20 a square yard and that’s a good middle-of-the-road carpeting I came up with $2,140. So we are going to do $2,140 for our flooring; now that can be less you don’t have to spend $20 a square yard for carpets.
We have got last but not least we have got permits and permits are going to run to about a $150 to $300 depending on your location.
Summing all of these costs up gives a total of about $9,000 if we add a miscellaneous of $2000 and this if we do the drywall by ourselves. If the drywall is subcontracted that is going to jerk the total sum to about $11,000. This is relatively cheap as a basement remodeling contractor would usually charge from $20 to $60 per square foot. For more details, visit: http://www.rockvillebasementremodeling.com/Read more...