Basement Remodel Cost Maryland

Saturday, February 21st, 2015 by Sophie Haba

Basement Remodel Cost Maryland

Starcom can design and build almost any kind of remodeling project you have in mind!

You're probably wondering whether you will be able to afford it.

Read below for some common questions and possibilities to consider about this exciting and creative renovation.

If you already know what you want, then just give us a call at 1-410-997-7700.

What Goes Into Estimating a Basement Remodeling Cost?

Before you hire a contractor to complete your design for a basement remodeling project, here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • What will be the main use of your new basement? Will it be recreational lounge? A work space? A basement apartment?
  • Will the renovation require electrical wiring or new plumbing?
  • Does the design involve its own entry that is separate from the rest of the house?
  • Are there special appliances, machinery, or pieces of furniture that will create a great variance in cost?
  • Does your region or neighborhood require permits or regulation compliance by local residents?

Whatever your design, the cost is likely to vary with the materials you choose.

We are happy to provide you with an array of possibilities that fall within your budget.

Click here to see some of our recent projects and to get some ideas.

Is it Better to Hire a Contractor or Do it Myself?

A do-it-yourself remodeling job can cost between $5,000 and $25,000, while hiring a contractor can cost between $15,000 and $50,000 depending on the materials and labor involved.

The benefits of hiring a contractor include completing the project according to a reliable and realistic timeline; avoiding hidden costs by receiving an accurate and honest estimate; and knowing that your renovations are insured and protected by a warranty.

Popular Remodel Design Ideas and General Cost Variables

Basement Bars are often one of the first things people think of when refinishing a basement, and the styles can vary greatly.

  • Cabinets and shelves can be glass, wood, or stainless steal.
  • Flooring should be sealed and sturdy. Waterproofed linoleum is what we see most of our clients happiest with.
  • Refrigeration can be small and efficient depending on the location with respect to the rest of the kitchen. Some people find it unnecessary altogether. Most important here is size: you don't want too much space, but you want enough space to prevent running up and down stairs constantly for supplies.
  • Lighting, decoration can range from classic and simple to flashy and ornate. With these options, you create the character of your basement bar.

Multi-Media Rooms are quickly becoming one of the first ideas people go for when they have a basement they can remodel, and here.s greatly increases the value of your home, and it saves your whole family money because it serves as an alternative to going out.

  • Televisions and speakers probably have the widest variation, and it is really up to you, the designer, to decide how much you want to spend.
  • Sturdy walls for mounting plasma screens, speakers, and art work can be made of drywall, stone, stucco, and even fabric. Also, certain designs and shapes to the walls effect the sound inside and outside of the basement.
  • Ceilings are as important to sound quality as walls are. Suspended and drop ceilings are the most common and sensible choices. Because this is the basement, mildew-resistent tiles are a worthwhile consideration.
  • Furniture can be bought on your own, of course, but it can also built into your remodeling design. Murphy beds can be stowed in the walls so that your multi-media room doubles as a guest room; Floor-to-ceiling shelves can be built in for extra support; Game tables can also be fastened to the floor for added stability.

A Basement Apartment is another way that add value to your home and save impressive amounts of money.and even sometimes make money in the long term.

Whether you renovate to provide a space for a college-aged son or daughter, an elderly parent, or frequently visiting guests, or set aside the whole area to rent to a tenant, you will never regret this major refinishing design.

At first, you might think that it is the most costly kind of renovation, but read the design ideas below, and you.ll see that the added value is in calculable.

  • Safety should be first on your list when someone will actually live in the space, so make sure to choose mildew and water resistant materials.
  • A bathroom is less expensive than you think because plumbing and water lines already, in most cases, run down and through the basement. The cost factors here lie mostly in the dér.
  • Extra walls to create and separate spaces are usually drywall, which is quite affordable.
  • A kitchenette comprises at least a refrigerator, a stove, and come cabinets. While appliance prices vary greatly, the actual installation and wiring for this section of a basement apartment is reasonably simple.

Talk To A Contractor Who Knows

Since 1986, Starcom Design/Build has been pleasing thousands of residents with attractive and comfortable remodeled basements at costs they can afford.

We will also go over basement remodel cost in Maryland, Columbia, Baltimore, or Ellicott City.

Our contractors will listen to you and help you make an informed decision about the materials, costs, and time it will take to turn your basement into pleasant and useful space.

.This is our second Starcom Design Build addition and once again you have exceeded our expectations!

All the people who came to work on our home were wonderful.

I was impressed by the building inspector saying; Starcom does great work!.

Denise and Mike Acott Fulton, Maryland

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