Basement Finishing Cost Variables

Basement Finishing Cost Variables: Materials, Labor

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the key variables that tend to factor into the ultimate cost of any kind of basement finishing project you’re involved in. There are several such factors that should be considered, from the size of the basement to several others, and knowing these in advance can be quite helpful when trying to budget your project.

At Crown Finish, we’re happy to offer a huge range of remodeling services to clients around Orem, such as basement finishing and remodeling (including finish carpentry), kitchen remodeling and various other handyman and general contractor services. Today’s part two of our series will go over some additional factors to keep in mind when it comes to the overall cost of your basement finishing project.

Material Quality

When it comes to basement finishing materials, whether we’re talking about flooring, walls or any other component, quality must be a consideration. In some cases, lower-quality materials will save you money up front – but they may not last as long or provide the same level of value.

At Crown Finish, we’re proud to offer high-quality materials that are reasonably priced for all our basement finishing projects. This includes everything from durable and attractive flooring options to wall materials that hold up well against moisture and other potential basement concerns.

Local Labor Costs

You may not have considered your geographic location as a major factor in the cost of your basement finishing project, but it absolutely can be. Local labor costs vary widely throughout Utah and other states, and you should always do some research into these costs before finalizing any budget.

Luckily, labor costs tend to be quite affordable in a place like Orem, where Crown Finish is based. We know all the ins and outs of local labor costs and will help you plan appropriately to avoid any surprises.

Hazardous Material Removal

If your basement finishing project involves any kind of demolition or removal of existing materials, there’s always a chance you’ll run into hazardous materials like asbestos or mold. These will need to be removed by professionals before the project can continue.

Naturally, this will add to the cost of your project, and you should always leave room in your budget for any potential hazardous material removal needs.

Special Customizations

Finally, if your basement finishing project includes any special customizations or features, these could add to the overall cost as well. These might include things like built-in shelving, a wet bar or specialized lighting.

Crown Finish is happy to work with you on all sorts of special customizations and will help you determine the most cost-effective options for your project. From start to finish, we’re here to help you create the perfect basement space for your needs, and our team will always be happy to discuss any potential additional costs with you before they arise. Contact us today to learn more about this or any of our handyman services around Orem!