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The above figures place the basement remodel at $90.48 per square foot. This pricing structure assumes that carpenters charge an average of $70 per hour, electricians between $65 to $85 per hour,painters between $20 and $35 per hour and plumbers between $45 and $65 per hour.

I was wondering how to acid stain concrete, I have never done it before. I make concrete garden décor for my garden this would be a good technique to use for them. Although I’ve been out of the business for awhile, that seems like a bit much for basement hopper windows. Thanks for reading. LL, we’re lucky not to have frozen pipes very often. When we lived in an old house in the country, however, we had them several times. Bummer!

How did you waterproof the wall? We have a basement like yours in our Tri-level home and one corner of the basement is notorious for leaking during the rainy season. I’m looking for a cost efficient way to fix this…..DIY if possible! All the lighting is recessed with the theater side having a dimmer switch. Our contractor left us a box where we will be able to add a hanging light, over where the pool table will sit.

Homeowners looking for basement finishing ideas can easily begin to feel overwhelmed. With all the information out there, it’s difficult to know what’s best. In the past, there was only one solution for finishing basement walls and ceilings: drywall. Finished basement floors were carpeted. You’ve got a great helper there. The final product looks terrific. I have always wondered why we often wait until it’s time to sell our homes before we spruce it up pretty.

The best circulation system on the market that I’ve seen is available at It is the only circulating pump I’ve seen that doesn’t need electricity to run. It can be installed anywhere in the water system, and save hundreds if not thousands of dollars in home repairs if frozen pipes burst from water expansion. This is very informative. Thank you. Waterproofing my basement in the winter in Winnipeg is a bummer. This looks nice. Thank you.