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Basement Remodeling

Basement Remodeling by Renewed Remodeling

Basement remodeling significantly increases the value of your home by adding more livable square footage. A remodeled basement is well worth the money and time spent once it is all said and done. So, if you’re looking for basement finishing or remodeling, you’ve come to the right place. Renewed Remodeling can handle all of your basement remodel needs – from a few minor improvements to a complete renovation; we’re a great option for your next project!

Basement Remodeling

Basement Finishing vs. Remodeling

Basement Finishing

Basement finishing begins with a blank slate. In this instance, your basement is completely unfinished. An unfinished space typically starts with no walls or very little framing, concrete floors, and exposed wiring and pipes. When you choose to refinish your basement, your space will be transformed from an unlivable space into a whole new living and entertaining area for the entire family to enjoy.
The finishing process often begins with basic steps such as framework, hanging drywall, and installing plywood for flooring prep. From there, other steps that would need to be addressed include:

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    • Adding insulation
    • Framing in for egress windows, especially if needed to upgrade to fire code
    • Adding/upgrading electrical for lighting
    • Installing electrical outlets and switches
    • Encasing and rerouting ductwork
    • Installing a ceiling
    • Sealing the basement floor
    • Installing flooring
    • Installing additional plumbing for a bathroom

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Average refinishing costs can range anywhere from $6,000 to upwards of $18,000, depending on the size of the basement and the types of materials chosen.

Basement Remodeling

While basement finishing is starting from scratch, basement remodeling occurs after a basement has previously been finished. A remodel simply refers to altering or changing the existing area.
A remodeled basement can consist of anything from adding a bar/kitchen area, creating a built-in entertainment center, building on a room or office, or even adding on an entire apartment or living suite.
If your basement is currently unfinished, you may want to consider a full remodel from the start. Remodeling before you refinish can often save you money. By doing so, you will not have to make any type of structural changes to what you previously chose during the finishing process. Also, demolition of an already finished site can cost anywhere from $1,500 to about $3,000.00.

Yet another factor to consider before choosing whether to dive straight into remodeling is system upgrades. If you’ve finished the basement but wait a while to start the remodel, by the time your remodel rolls around the HVAC or electrical systems may need to be expanded or upgraded.

Having plumbing and electrical installed from the beginning is yet another reason how remodeling from the get-go can save you money. If you decide to install new plumbing and electrical at a later time, walls and floors will have to be demolished and patched in preparation for the installation; this could potentially cost you around $2,000.00.

Let’s also not forget the importance of waterproofing your basement. Boilers, furnaces, septic tanks, hot water heaters, and more are typically housed in the basement of home. All of these systems are vulnerable to water damage, so it’s extremely important to not take this step for granted. Waterproofing your basement from the beginning could mean a lot of money saved down the road.
On average, remodeling projects tend to cost homeowners anywhere between $10,000 and $50,000; again depending on factors such as size and materials.

Basement Remodeling

Basement Remodel Steps and Ideas

  • • Design inspiration
  • • Permits and inspections
  • • Preparation, waterproofing, and repair
  • • Framing
  • • Plumbing and bathroom preparation
  • • Electrical
  • • Drywall
  • • Woodwork
  • • Painting, staining, and flooring
  • • Ductwork
Basement Remodeling Wichita, Kansas

If you’re located in Wichita, Kansas or the surrounding areas and are looking to finish or remodel your basement, give our team at Renewed Remodeling a call. Schedule your consultation today!