Should I Hire a General Contractor For My Basement or Do It Myself?

This is a totally valid question and one that homeowners ponder a lot.

Do I try to finish my basement myself or hire a basement contractor?

While we can’t make that decision for you, we hope that understanding the pros of each might help you make a better decision.

Here we go.

Benefits of Finishing Your Basement Yourself

With the knowledge of the internet, there are more resources now than ever to learn to do it yourself.

The obvious benefit is cost savings. So whether you’re simply general contracting it yourself or doing some of the physical labor, you will no doubt save money.

In fact, some estimates say you can save anywhere from 10-20k+ when you manage the project yourself.

It helps to be available (i.e. work at home) and being extremely organized. There are tons of resources on Youtube and websites that can help you if you plan on doing it yourself.

Plus, many people enjoy the process of acquiring a new skill that goes along the process.

Definitely doable and great for those who are tenacious, adaptable, and handy.

Benefits of Hiring a Basement Contractor To Finish Your Basement

The obvious benefit is the experience. Any Omaha basement contractors will usually have experience dealing with permits, working with any subcontractors, design/layout/selection experience, and project flow.

As such, the project will often move much faster and with little snags than someone finishing their basement themselves. We can employ several hands at various stages of the project so there’s a very little downtime.

We have screened all of our subcontractors and can stand by their work.

And the other benefit? We take on the burden of oversight and time management which many homeowners would prefer.


There’s really no one-size-fits-all approach to finishing your basement.

You can do it yourself and save money, however, you’re trading convenience and time. On the other hand, you can hire a general contractor get time and convenience at a higher price tag. It just depends on your basement budget and personal preference.

If you decided on the latter, then we would be HAPPY to help you out. Please fill out our contact form or give us a call at (402) 321-5260.