Thanks to our chilly climate, most homes in Boulder have basements. Their primary purpose is to provide a stable foundation, but whether a basement is finished or not is a different story.
Thanks to our chilly climate, most homes in Boulder have basements. Their primary purpose is to provide a stable foundation, but whether a basement is finished or not is a different story. Unfinished basements hold a wealth of potential when it comes to expanding your home, but there are a few things you should know about how to turn a basement into a living space before diving in.
There are countless free resources you can explore when looking for inspiration. But let’s take a look at a real-life Refresh basement conversion and break down what was accomplished.
The basement was finished by previous owners, but much of the work wasn’t up to code and the space needed a cosmetic transformation. Over the course of three months, the Refresh team worked on this old basement remodel and delivered a contemporary design that yielded 1,400 sq ft of usable living space.
This project cost just over $120,000 (JAN 2021) but if you want to learn more about the cost to finish a basement in Colorado, check out this cost estimate article.
The right design depends on your goals and starting point. Requirements for a basement bar will be very different to those of a basement playroom. As will those for a small or big basement. Overall, you want to focus on safety and comfort because the last thing you want to be reminded of is that you’re underground. Lighting, good materials, and abiding by health and safety regulations will go a long way.
As with any renovation costs will vary depending on a number of factors, the most important of which is scope. Project scope includes materials, size, labor, and other logistical considerations such as excavation and structural work.
To learn more about the cost to finish a basement in Colorado, check out our basement conversion cost estimate article.
We can help make that happen! Whether you’re considering a basement conversion or home extension, the talented team at Refresh Boulder would love to hear your ideas. Get in touch with a local Remodeling Consultant to arrange a free, no obligation consultation to get started.
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If you would like to find out how Refresh Renovations can support you with a high quality, efficient home renovation, get in touch today. Your local Refresh Renovations consultant will be happy to meet with you for a free, no obligations consultation.