Cost for basement finishing

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Posted by: from Chilliwack
3/25/2016 at 2:31:07 AM

Hi, I am looking to finish my basement of 600 square feet with a living area, bedroom and full bathroom. I am looking at putting in laminate wood flooring and a set of barn doors between the living room and bedroom. The basement has plumbing roughed in by the developer and an egress door in place.

What is an average estimate for a decent quality finish (not cheap but not high end)?



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Donald from KCMC Inc in Burlington
Date/Time3/25/2016 at 9:18:26 AM

Dear Diala,

To complete a mid range finish to a 600 sqft basement, and given your specks you would budget $21,000.00.


Don Curran


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Date/Time3/25/2016 at 9:25:00 AM

$20000 - $25000 should do it for you Diala.

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Date/Time3/25/2016 at 10:02:41 AM


Taking into consideration that the quality level is medium, and that the rough plumbing is done( needs to be checked) , and that the area is 600 sq.ft, then the cost of a square foot, varies between $45 and $50/ sq.ft; This will include the inner face of the exterior walls' insulation, studs, Drywalls, plastering, painting, electrical works, plumbing finishing works, doors, lights, floor, baseboard heaters ...etc and furnishing the bathroom.


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Date/Time3/25/2016 at 10:38:47 AM

Hi Diala,

From what you have described if there is no kitchen this project should cost from 40000-50000. From bare studs and bare concrete.

Thank you,

Warren Friese

W. Friesen Construction

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Date/Time3/25/2016 at 10:38:59 AM

Hi Diala,

Thanks very much for your inquiry. The estimate for that job would be $24k



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Mike from M Home Reno in Toronto
Date/Time3/25/2016 at 12:12:13 PM

For a good finishing quality of work and as basement specialist I would say you will spend 20000 to 25000 if you provide the finishing materials which includes tile laminate doors baseboard paint faucets toilet vanity most likely all the finishing. And will provide the roughing material such as drywall framing wood plumber roughing in.


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Date/Time3/25/2016 at 1:13:43 PM

Hi Diala,

For a decent looking basement the price should range between 21000 to 25000 from start to finish. Always remember to make sure that your contractor has all the proper documentation and good references.


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Date/Time3/28/2016 at 3:33:49 AM

Typical plumbing cost in cuddling the fixtures can lay around the $1200-$2200 for mid range quality fixtures.

Matt The Plumber

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Paul from PB Painting Plus in Ottawa
Date/Time3/31/2016 at 1:12:00 AM

Hi Diala,

I would say to budget between 20,000 to $25,000 would make a nice finished product.

PbPainting Plus


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