Basement Finishing

Finishing a basement on your own can be a challenging task, and there is always much more to consider than you may originally think. Plus, with today’s popular DIY home improvement trends, many homeowners find themselves financially devastated after trying to tackle complicated finishing projects on their own. Our team of West Michigan refinishing professionals has the experience and skill needed to tackle almost any finishing project you desire.

What is Basement Finishing?

Basement refinishing can involve an array of projects, including hanging drywall, painting, adding pipes and wires, closing in ductwork, placing electrical outlets, and installing new floors or lighting, among other things. Finishing a basement is a great way to transform the space, as well as add value to your home. Our team can customize your basement to fit your wants and needs for square footage that can be happily used instead of wasted.

Basement Finishing Possibilities

For most people, living in the mid-west comes with the great advantage of having a basement, but in most cases these sub-ground-level rooms are left unfinished, cold, and dark, usually used as extra storage. At Engelhard Construction we see basements as an opportunity to expand your usable living space downward, by remodeling them into spaces that can be used to spend more time with your friends and family. Not only do we offer basic finishing services like drywall, hardwood, tile, carpeting, lighting, or door and window installation, but we can customize your basement to be the ultimate entertainment space.

Home theaters, game rooms, playrooms, or wet bars are a great way to bring the fun to your own home. Adding a kitchen, bathroom, and spare bedroom makes for an amazing guest suite for visiting friends or family members. For those who work from home, a quiet, dedicated workspace is just a home office addition away. And if you want a dry temperature-controlled solution to organizing your belongings, let us install a custom storage room. We also offer furnace and hot water heater installation and replacement for those looking to update their utility rooms.

Interested in Pricing?

At Engelhard Construction, we offer competitive pricing for all your construction needs. View our current prices and contact us for a customized quote. We look forward to helping you complete your project with the best materials, quality craftsmanship, and unbeatable value.

Why Choose Us?

At Engelhard Construction, we are dedicated to providing you with the basement of your dreams while also improving your home’s value. Whether you are looking to create an entertainment room, a home workout area, a dry bar or wet bar, a mini kitchen, or a playroom, we can make it a reality. Our team of professionals takes pride in their work and is dedicated to providing you with outstanding results. 

It is also beneficial to choose a professional construction team to finish your basement for a variety of reasons. There are often things to consider than many homeowners realize when taking on a basement finishing project. These include assessing the state of the foundation, identifying any code violations you may have to tackle, checking for signs of water damage, ensuring that the basement is insulated correctly, and more. Our team can help you with addressing these issues while planning your basement finishing project to ensure that you enjoy first-class results. 

Basement Finishing FAQs

Do you need a permit to finish your basement?

Yes! A permit is required to finish your basement. But at Engelhard Construction, we'll make sure you have all the permits you need for the job being done whether you're in Grand Rapids, Jenison, Wyoming, Hudsonville, or Allendale.

Why should I finish my basement?

By finishing your basement, you are adding more valuable space to your home. It gives you more room to hang out with family and friends and another place to enjoy in your home.

Will finishing my basement add value to my home?

Absolutely! A finished basement can add quite a bit of value to your home. Once finished, it can give you a 70-75 percent return on your investment.

Can I finish my basement myself?

There are very few people who have enough knowledge and skill to do everything that comes with finishing a basement. You need to know how to hang drywall, install plumbing and lighting, paint, and lay flooring. By going with Engelhard Construction, we provide all the experts you need to get the result you're looking for.

What if my basement is damaged?

Before we start working on finishing your basement, we will check for any damage that needs to be addressed beforehand. This can include water damage, code violations that need to be fixed, or any issues in the foundation. This may add time to the job, but it will ensure the finished product lasts for years to come.

After the consultation, how long will it take to start my basement?

Your start date depends on when the materials come in, our schedule, and your needs.

What does basement remodeling include?

When remodeling your basement, you can add or upgrade closets, light fixtures, shelving, paint, flooring, and even a bar.

How long does the average basement refinishing take?

It depends on the amount of work being done. On average, it can take 4-8 weeks, but if you're looking for unique things in your basement, it may take longer.

Is bathroom installation part of basement finishing?

Absolutely! If youre looking to add a bathroom to your basement, it can definitely be put into your basement finishing plans.

What does basement finishing include?

Finishing a basement usually includes the installation of drywall, painting, adding flooring, adding plumbing and electricity, and installing lighting. Beyond that, it can include any number of things from a bar or movie theater to a kitchen or bathroom.

Are waterproof materials used to build the basement?

Yes! If youre looking to waterproof your basement when we finish it, waterproof materials can be used.

Is it safe to have a bedroom in a finished basement?

Yes. Bedrooms can be safely created in a finished basement as long as they comply with building regulations. This includes a door and an emergency exit, most commonly as a window.

Is it better to leave a basement unfinished?

If you don’t need the extra space, it is okay to leave your basement unfinished but there are many benefits to finishing the space. Unfinished basements do not have climate control, which could mean higher heating or air conditioning bills. Finished basements are also much more comfortable and they add value to your home.

Can I put a shower in my basement?

Putting a bathroom and/or shower in your basement is doable, but it might be more complex than you think. If there is no existing plumbing and you have concrete flooring, the concrete will have to be removed to install the new plumbing.

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Are you interested in learning more about what we can do for your home? Contact Engelhard Construction in Grand Rapids, MI today to speak with one of our team members and request a quote. 

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