UNFINISHED SPACE REMODELING
If you have a finished or partially finished basement or attic in your home that does not meet your needs, a remodel can help. Basement and attic remodels transform a basic unfinished area into livable areas that may include living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, home offices, or other spaces. Remodeling your basement or attic creates more living space in your home without the cost of an addition.
How Much Does It Cost?
There is a wide range of costs for remodeling a basement. The national average cost range to remodel a basement is $27,000 to $81,000. Most homeowners pay $50,000 for a complete remodel of a previously finished 900 sq.ft. basement with a living room and home office. This project’s low cost is $25,000 for a partial remodel of a finished portion of a basement, including upgrading the flooring, installing new lights, and finishing the walls. The high cost is $100,000 for a complete remodel of a 1,200 sq.ft. partially finished basement, including a theater room and bathroom with flooring and lighting upgrades.
A cost break down is listed below.
Partial basement remodels cost between $10,000 and $30,000. Partial remodels come in many forms. It may mean you only remodel a small area of a previously finished basement and leave the rest alone. Or, it may mean upgrading the surfaces on an already remodeled room, such as upgrading to hardwood floors and repainting the walls. Some partial updates are small and may have much lower costs, but these are not considered “remodels.” Partial remodels are less invasive than full remodels but still have a big impact on the room’s look and function.
The cost of a basement conversion ranges from $10,000 to $100,000. There are many ways to create a basement conversion and many levels of work. This accounts for the wide range of costs associated with a conversion. Conversions take previously finished or remodeled spaces and give them a new use. You are essentially converting an area from one function to another. This can be a simple or invasive project, depending on what the area previously looked like and was used for and your final goals.
Full basement renovations or remodels cost $27,000 to $81,000. This remodel touches every part of the basement. It usually includes walls, ceilings, floors, lights, plumbing, and other utilities. Full renovations end with a basement with one or more rooms with dedicated purposes. For example, you may have a full bar, living room with a built-in entertainment center, and storage areas. Full renovations also frequently divide up the basement into separate rooms. This allows you to get more living space out of the area.