Finishing a basement is one of the smartest ways to create more living space in a home. Basements are ready made family rooms or home theaters and often can house bathrooms and in-law suites. Basements come with existing floors, walls and ceiling which can be a real cost saver but often times the ceilings are low, there are too few windows in the wall and there are moisture problems. What do you have in your basement?


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Q: “How to get an estimate of the cost to finish a basement?”

A: There are several ways to get an estimate of the cost to finish a basement. The easiest and best way to get an initial estimate is to use the cost to finish a basement calculator on this page – The calculator uses your location, how much work you will do yourself, your preferences for materials and the size of your basement to give you and instant estimate. The estimate we provide is just a rough estimate – to find out how much finishing your basement will ultimately cost you will need a good and detailed set of plans, a list of materials you would like to use and the expertise of an contractor or rely on your experience to create an estimate.


Q: “What is the average cost to finish a basement?”

A: The average cost to finish a basement is $3,000. This includes adding a ceiling, floor and covering the walls of a typical living space in a basement. This average combines both do-it-yourselfers and contractors. The range of costs to finish a basement is from just a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars.


Q: How much does it cost to finish a basement?

A: The price to finish a basement is driven by 4 variables – where the house is located, your design to finish the basement, the materials you choose to finish the basement with and who does the work to finish your basement. Each of these has a big impact on the cost to finish a basement and each is consider when the finish a basement cost calculator generates a quote for your basement finishing project.


Q. How much to finish a basement?

A: The average cost to finish a basement is $3,000. This includes the labor and materials – this includes both the Do-it-yourselfers and homeowners who choose to hire a contractor to finish their basement for them.


Q. What does a Basement Cost Estimator include in the estimates?

A. The basement cost estimator includes the cost of labor and materials in the estimate and provides a detailed breakdown of the costs – by categories like: demolition, framing, drywall, plumbing, electrical, flooring.etc. The basement cost estimator only gives a rough estimate based on averages for your type of project in your area. The estimate is a great way to start a basement finishing project with an idea of the cost of the project.