How much does a typical basement cost?
Basements vary in cost depending on the amenities. Basic build outs (no bathroom, kitchen, theater room, bars) will average $18 per foot and up. Custom build outs will average $30 per foot and up. Basement cost will be determined at your in home consultation.
How long will it take to finish my basement?
Your basic build out will take between 4-5 weeks. Custom build outs, Bathroom, theater rooms, customer trim work, will take a few weeks longer depending on the amenities that you choose.
Do I need to get a permit?
Yes, you need a building, fire, electric and or plumbing permit. TB will send you a detailed package for submission to your local municipality. Then during the project we will call each time an inspection is required and let you know when inspectors will arrive.
Do I need to have an egress window?
NO. State law requires egress only if you are having a bedroom or full kitchen put in your new basement. Contact your local municipality for verification.
I am concerned about mold and keeping my basement warm and dry. Are there products on the market that address my concerns?
Yes, there are many products specially designed for finishing basements to make them warm, dry and healthy. When we meet, we will discuss in detail how we will build your basement to achieve a warm, cozy, and healthy environment.
Is it dusty to have my basement finished?
Yes, finishing your basement creates dust. Totally Basements take extra care to reduce the amount of dust that can travel to the rest of the house. We seal off the basement as best as possible. At the end of each day we will broom sweep your basement to ensure the cleanest possible working environment.
What is the first step?
Just give us a call we will be happy to set up your initial appointment with one of our design consultants.