So much planning, designing, construction, and creativity goes into a basement finishing project. With all of the hopes and dreams that homeowners wrap up into bringing their unique vision to life, it is easy to understand how some end up straying from their original budget. Setting a budget may seem easy enough, but sticking to it takes preparation, good decision making, and some insider knowledge. If you need help getting started with determining an ideal budget for your project, talk to the basement finishing experts at CID Basements. We’ll provide you with a free basement remodeling consultation and estimate that ensures you are on track for a beautifully finished basement that doesn’t break the bank. If you’re still considering whether or not a basement remodeling project is a smart financial decision for you, consider a few of our budgeting tips.
When planning for a basement remodel, one of the smartest things you can do financially is to hire a contractor that will understand and respect your budget. Check reviews to see how other customers have commented on that contractor’s ability to stay on budget. You need to be able to trust that your basement remodeler will be able to work within the guidelines you give them.
At CID Basements, we pride ourselves on being easy to work with and honoring the homeowner’s vision and financial expectations. Setting a list of priorities is a valuable exercise early in the planning process. If you communicate the most important aspects of your vision for your basement, our contractor will help you fit the must-haves into the budget and weigh the pros and cons of the lower priorities.
Your priorities will largely depend on your overall vision. For homeowners interested in getting stunning, high-tech home theaters, audio-visual equipment may take precedence over other elements. For those wanting to build a home office in their basement, naturally they will have different priorities. Whenever cost cutting becomes necessary, a list of priorities can be very valuable to aid in decision making.
If you happen to find yourself in a situation where cost cutting is a preference or an absolute necessity, there are a few things you can do to earn some budgetary relief:
- Check for quality repurposed furnishings in local shops
- Visit hardware stores and inquire about supplies or paint that may have been specially ordered but was never picked up
- Look for deals on “as is” furnishings that were returns or display items
It’s always a good idea to leave a little room in the budget in case issues arise. Sometimes sheetrock or decaying wood is discovered during projects, which can lead to unexpected costs. You won’t be caught off guard if you plan for a reasonable amount of unforeseen expenses.
Basement Remodeling with Integrity
Your project deserves a contractor that will work within your budget to create a beautifully finished basement. Contact CID today to learn more about our basement remodeling services in Parker CO or to schedule a free estimate!