Framing; Framing is needed in almost all lower level remodeling. The extent of framing is determined case by case. Your walls need to or should be framed with 2×4 studs on the perimeter and interior walls. Based on the age of the home, the ceiling will need to be framed along with soffits around duct work, plumbing, and etc. Framing may seem to the average eye as easy, however, it is labor intensive.
Family Room; the family room is created for almost all lower level finishes. A typical family room will have an entertainment center for the television, and low voltage components. A place for furniture, and fixtures. A family room is usually the minimalist when it comes to the design and scope of work.
Theater room; in addition to the family room, a theater room is built to be dark, cozy and sound proofed, just like the same movie experience you get in a commercial movie theater without leaving your home.
Bathroom; when comes to a basement bathroom you can choose from a ½ bathroom (toilet and sink), ¾ bath (shower, toilet, and sink), to a full bathroom (bathtub / shower combo, toilet, and sink). Based on the layout of your home, and the overall goal of the finished remodel it is an individual choice of what you choose.
Game Room: in most cases, remodels that include a game room does not affect the budget regarding to construction cost. The games you add can be arcade games, a pool table, shuffle board, to a ping pong table. Once again, what you add is based on your preferences.
Wet Bar / Dry Bar; adding a dry bar will vary in cost based on design. The cost to add a dry bar is around 15% of your budget. This is mainly for the framing, cabinetry, and countertops. Adding a wet bar typically increase the cost by 25%, if access to plumbing is readily accessible and close.
Needs and Wants: Needs and wants are a case by case basis. Be realistic with yourself on your needs and wants. Perhaps you need a bedroom for a growing family, this bedroom will require a bathroom. In my opinion that is a need, a bedroom and a bathroom.
In the end, Excel Builders of MN will design your basement project to fit your needs and wants. As a design and build firm we work with our clients to design, price, and build custom remodeling projects.
We look forward to hearing from you and bringing you into being part of our family of great clients working with great people.