Our house runneth over with toys and items that need to be placed neatly on shelves...so we are finishing the basement! I can't tell you how excited I am...
We've decided to contract the jobs out ourselves to find the best prices. If you don't have access or time to do this, general contractors are the way to go. But if you are in the market to finish your basement and would like to hire it out yourself, I'll show you the steps to take to do it! There will be a post for each job that needs to be done to help you decide the best options!
To get started, you'll want to draw out a floor plan of how you'd like your basement finished.
Here's a checklist of the main jobs that need to be contracted out in order of when they need to be done...
2. Heating/Air ducts
3. Electrical work
***Near the beginning of the project you'll want to get a building permit from your city. After the plumbing is done they will come in and inspect along with a few other times throughout the building process.
6. Drywall, mud and tape (texturing the walls)
9. Finish work (moldings, shelving in closets, cabinets etc. - some of this could and should be done before flooring)
...and not to forget the best part...decorating the space! I'm so excited to share the info I'm learning about this process to give you the opportunity to do it too!