How much will this basement reno cost me?
August 18, 2005 8:28 AM Subscribe
HomeImprovementFilter: I'm planning on having a basement room finished, and before I put the contractors to the time and expense of coming out for estimates, I want to know if the project will be something I can afford to do right now.
posted by gwenzel to Home & Garden (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Here's what I'm going to have done: There is a single room and stairwell that can be developed (the rest of the basement is crawlspace), which is approximately 11' by 26'. The walls are framed, insulated, and covered in poly, but not drywalled. Two light fixtures are present in the ceiling, which I would like replaced with four pot lights. I'd like a new circuit run for two wall sconces, and three dimmer switches put in for the lighting. There is a small (18" by 30" or so) window that needs to have trim put around it, and one doorway that needs to get framed and a door put into it. I'd like the area drywalled, carpeted, and a 2x2 suspended ceiling installed (I'll do the painting myself afterward). I'm in Alberta, Canada, so bear in mind that any quotes will be in Canadian dollars. I haven't had any work like this done before, so I'm not sure what to expect to pay. How much (ballpark figures, obviously) should a job like this cost?