At Level B Inc Basement Finishing, our design and build process is a seamless journey that takes your basement from a blank canvas to a functional and aesthetically pleasing space.
We’ll discuss ideas and possibilities for your basement. Once measurements are received we can start your design and planning process. We’ll design a floor plan and 3D digital model of your new basement so you can easily visualize what your basement will look like.
We will take a standard concrete basement that is structurally sound and customize it into a finished, livable customized area for you to enjoy.
It all begins with an idea. We’ll hold your hand all the way through from designing the layout, to picking out tiles, carpets, countertops, paint, and cabinets. We’ll keep you in the loop the entire time as we go through the process.
In this section are the different trades you will see throughout your project. We will take a standard concrete basement and transform it into a finished, livable customized area for you to enjoy. (Note) that your specific project may include some extra steps, especially if you are planning to add in a bathroom, fireplace, and or hidden bookcase doors. Most costumers choose not to finish the section of their basement that houses their furnace/ac, water heater, and other major systems, opting instead to just frame it off and leave it as an unfinished area. As a reminder, you can contact us with any questions you may have about your particular project and we would love to go over some of these items with you.
Free Initial Consultation
We start by taking a good look at your basement. Measurements and lots of note-taking happens at this point. We’ll discuss ideas and possibilities for your basement. From there, we’ll take those concepts and run with them.
3D Design and Planning
Once measurements are received we can start your design and planning processes. We’ll design a floor plan and 3D digital model of your new basement so you can easily visualize what your basement will look like. We will have various meetings to discuss colors and concepts to get the project to an estimated price point that the customer is happy with and at that point we can begin.
Our experience and expertise will allow for a smooth working relationship with any city or municipality in the Denver Metro Area. This will guarantee a solid and recorded permitting prosses.
Getting a permit protects you against future changes in building codes. Both our designer and project manager are licensed by the ICC (International Code Council). Our tradesmen are licensed under their own specialty license. The number of rules and regulations for each section is stout. Let us navigate you through that.
It is important to make sure the area is clear for us to work in. Most people with an unfinished basement use the space for storage, which means that it’s inherently the place for things with nowhere else to go. If you’re finishing your basement, though, you’ll need to completely clear it out.
Don’t have anyplace in your home to store everything? You’ve got a couple of options, including renting a self-storage unit or a portable storage container. After all, you are not just finishing up your basement to use it again for storage, are you?
Basement water leaks are actually and unfortunately very common. If you don’t test for them early on, you could end up with water damage that ruins all of your hard work.
Please let us know if you have experienced any water leaks in the past and we can do our own assessment to see if the issue needs any further attention.
It is in your best interest and ours that those items get addressed before any construction is done. Some locations to check are windows, water heaters, furnace / AC unit, and main drain cleanout locations.
Rough framing walls – The first major structural component that will go into place. Many unfinished basements have simple concrete walls, that will have to be framed and on most occasions insulated as well.
Rough Electric – All electrical cables have been pulled through studs and other framing members and are inserted into wall and ceiling boxes. Light switches, outlets, lights, and other devices are not attached.
Rough Plumbing – all water supply and drain pipes have been run through bore holes in the studs and other framing members, and that all pipe connections have been made. No sinks, faucets, or other fixtures or end elements have yet been installed. It is a good idea to order such items now to ensure on time delivery.
Rough HVAC – All ductwork has been installed, yet exterior walls have not been put in place. HVAC ductwork insures all appliances meet air and exhaust guidelines and well as insuring the basement has adequate air flow.
A popular choice for kitchens, bathrooms, floors and back splashes tiles can bring color, pattern, texture, a natural look or even a bit of glamor to any area of your basement.
Choose a type of flooring that works well in the space in terms of both function and style. Carpet is a pretty standard option, but you can also go with something low-maintenance like vinyl or laminate. Wood isn’t ideal, due to the basement’s tendency to attract moisture. but today’s vinyl and laminate options offer the same look as hardwood with a lot more durability and much lower costs.
The paint color you choose can make or break this space. The right hue can fill your basement with light, make it appear larger, and transform it into a place that your family and friends will love.
The purpose of wood staining is to color the natural surface of the wood. Stain preserves the grain of the wood while giving it a more appealing color.
At this point in the project we like to touch base with the customer address any detailed concerns they might have, and address them as much as possible. We don’t rush. We aren’t finished with the job until you are 100% satisfied.