Walk me through finishing a basement

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Posted by: from Richmond Hill
3/13/2016 at 11:48:25 PM

My townhome is about 5 yrs old in Richmond Hill. My basement is a walk out, about 850 sf. About 40% of it is already framed from the builder. The entire basement has insulation from top to bottom..

I want to finish my basement in stages, at my own pace, and not in a huge rush, by hiring various contractors at different stages.

Just want to know what the steps are. It's a very simple layout, my neighbour has the same layout and finished so I know the design already. I am familiar with the process but wanted some feedback and possibly some work to be done.

Is this correct:

1. Frame entire basement walls and ceilings (duct work etc)

2. Get electrician to install plugs and Pot light outlets.

3. Get drywall on walls and ceiling + tape and mud to point of paint

4. Get laminate or engineer wood installed

5. Get baseboards/quarter rounds installed

6. Get Pot lights and crown molding installed.

7. Get everything Painted.

Also there's a perfect space between the furnace area and stairs to put a 3 pc bath, already has the rough in in the right spot, just like my neighbors home.

Also looking to install a small wet bar at the end near the cold rm. Just a cabinet along the wall with a small sink and tap.

Thanks for your input.

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Sam in Richmond Hill
Date/Time5/7/2016 at 4:09:12 PM

Appreciate any response!

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