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Basement Finishing and Renovations Has it been 2 years already? Time to work on finishing the basement into some extra living space.


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Old 2011-01-06, 10:10 AM
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I'm planning to stat work on my basement. I've attached a rough design of my plan. Is there a place I can go to to get an estimate for materials? This winter I'm planning to do the sub-floor, framing, insulation and electrical.

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Old 2011-01-06, 10:13 AM
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suggest you take it to 2 or 3 building suppliers and ask for an account, and a 'project' price for the whole works
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Old 2011-01-14, 11:55 AM
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From that drawing you should be able to get pricing on your subfloor, studs, insulation and drywall. Everything will depend on your choices, what ever you budget double it.

You can get your drywall from Bernardi building supply, they will deliver and take it down into the basement. For all of your trim do not buy at HD, go to the source, you can find them on the net, there are several suppliers.

My basement at 900 sq ft with dricore, laminate/carpet etc cost me about 15k
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I love how your "man cave" is exactly the same size as the kids play room. Evidence of some negotiations before hand?

burlington1971 has some good ideas. I don't think I would go Dricore, personally, but research your options. There is some very good information at the Mike Holmes forum on how to finish a basement. Especially look for the links to some US studies. They make a lot of sense to me, though I intend to modify their design slightly by using spray foam. I can't even remember the rest - we're over a year away from finishing our basement.
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I now know that dricore is loaded with formaldehyde. My throat got sore when I laid it.
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Old 2011-01-22, 11:53 AM
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i'd budget for about $20k for this. depends on what you are doing in terms of insulation, lighting, bathroom, etc.
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Old 2011-01-23, 12:33 AM
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My basement at 900 sq ft with dricore, laminate/carpet etc cost me about 15k
That's a good cost at less than $20/sq ft. Of course it depends on finishes and fixtures. Many in this and other forum end up between $40-$50 per sq ft.
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I forgot to mention that was without a bathroom. And it was more like 18k, so about $22 per square foot and I did everything but the mudding and painting myself.

If you were to have a contractor do it $40-$50 per square foot is average.
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500 sq/ft without washroom was 15700 which includes

permits
subfloor
1 inch rigid on walls floor to ceiling
roxul all the way around
roxul safe and sound in the ceiling
HVAC work (contracted)
electrical (contracted)
drywall (contracted)
flooring/doors/casing/baseboard/door hardware
taxes
plus ALL supplies including the screws and the 100 trips HD
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Old 2011-03-31, 08:16 AM
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Call the City of Burlington and ask them what is required.

My neighbour has one and they had to get it inspected by the fire department who issued a certificate so their insurance company would cover it.
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