Since our process is unique in that we use the floor plan to bid, we usually need about 2 weeks to gather an accurate “true cost” bid to your project. Once this is done, we’ll set up a time with you to review all the numbers. If approved, we can sign the contract and get started usually within a week.
If we need to put insulation, now is the time when it’s done. (Some customers also choose to add sound reduction insulation in the ceiling). Once finalized, we start to hang up the drywall and your basement will start to take shape.
Once the drywall is hung, we can start to add finishing work. This includes cabinetry, flooring, appliances, light fixtures, bathroom finishes, and paint. We do our best during this entire time to minimize mess and disruption.
High fives all around. Once our crew is done and doing any final touches, we schedule a professional cleaner to come through your basement and clean up. One of our managing partners will walk through the basement to ensure everything looks great!
An average basement will take about 2-3 months depending on the time of work and scheduling the availability of our crew. We encourage homeowners to give us unwavering access to their basement during this time so that we can work without delay.
No, really it should take about the time we estimated UNLESS you know about something that we don’t (vacation, indecisive spouse, zombie apocalypse, etc.). At which point, please let us know so we can adjust accordingly
In short, yes. Particularly during the framing and drywall, however, there will be various points at each construction phase where there will be noise. We will update you as best as we can on the type of work in case you need to make arrangements for any noise-sensitive family members.
You are welcome to make changes during the design and selection process. Once we agree on selection and have started construction, there is a change order fee of $75 per change (plus the cost difference in selection, of course).
In short, yes. We will seal off the basement and lay down carpet covers to minimize the mess to your home. Construction itself is a messy process. The mess upstairs in your kid’s bedroom? We can’t help that.