Basement dev

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Posted by: from Regina
3/14/2012 at 11:06:04 AM

I am considering of building a new home from a builder. It's a 2100 -2 storey house without basement development. My basement size is 1020 and I want to have a 1 bedroom, 1 theatre room, a bathroom and a mechanical room. on a carpet flooring.

How much do u think it cost?

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Date/Time3/16/2012 at 10:29:40 AM

Hi Neal, the general range is $35 to $75 per square foot. This can vary greatly depending on the level of finish you are looking for. Your requirements have some significant things to consider - a bedroom needs special electrical wiring and a second means of egress. A washroom will be in the $4000 to $6000 range, assuming the rough ins are where you want them. A theatre room could require different materials and methods for sound proofing, not to mention the electrical requirements and component storage / cooling.

If this is a brand new house, you may want to consider waiting until your new home warranty expires before doing any basement work. If there is an issue, you will be responsible for removing and replacing any finishes required for the warranty repairs.

If you are serious about this, you are going to need a fairly detailed plan before getting even ball park estimates. You could put your needs in the "post your project" section and get some local architects to respond. That is where you are going to have to start in any case as you will need the plans for the permit application.

Good Luck with it!

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman Services

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