DIY Basement Finishing

We’re here to support you every step of the way and ensure that your DIY basement finishing project goes smoothly.

Are you looking to finish your basement on a budget? Are you hoping to invest some sweat equity into your home but aren’t sure where to start? We can help. We’ll handle all the challenging tasks that require a license or that are critical parts of the basement finishing process and are prone to failing inspections. We’ll assist with the design, permitting, framing, electrical work, HVAC, rough plumbing, insulation, drywall, mudding, sanding, and texturing. From there, you can take on the tasks that are more homeowner-friendly. These include interior trim, tiling, flooring, and painting. Depending on the floor plan design, you can save up to one-third of the cost by taking on these tasks.

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For homeowners who want to finish their basements themselves at a lower cost and with more personal involvement, our best DIY basement finishing is a popular choice for turning unused space into a useful living space. Hiring our experts and specialists to finish a basement guarantees knowledge and effectiveness. Do-it-yourself projects give you the freedom to alter the area to fit your tastes and financial limitations. To get the best results, though, DIY basement finishing must be approached with meticulous planning, preparation, and observance of safety precautions under the supervision of a well-known and expert DIY basement finishing company.

Careful planning and design are the first steps in doing a DIY basement finish. The design of their basement, its structural soundness, and any possible problems like damp problems or low ceilings should all be evaluated by homeowners. To ensure a successful project, our professional DIY basement finishing contractor and skilled team develop a precise plan and layout for the finished space that includes room location, electrical and plumbing considerations, and any structural adjustments.

Getting the required permissions and licenses from the local building authorities is crucial before starting any construction work. This guarantees adherence to construction codes and standards, preserving the finished basement’s structural integrity and safety. When finishing a basement on your own, moisture control is essential. Inadequate ventilation in basements can result in moisture infiltration, mold growth, and water damage. By constructing drainage systems, caulking foundation cracks, and coating walls and floors with waterproofing materials, homeowners can effectively waterproof their basements.

Once the basement is ready, our team starts running water and electricity lines, framing walls, and adding insulation to their architectural plan. Depending on one’s budget and taste, flooring alternatives for a DIY basement finish could include carpet tiles, laminate, engineered hardwood, or vinyl planks. When doing a DIY basement finish, safety should always come first. When using power tools, our workers make sure they wear the proper safety gear and adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions and safety rules. You can successfully execute a DIY basement finishing project that increases the value and usefulness of your house with careful planning, close attention to detail, and a safety-first mentality. Hire us for professional assistance!

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Our Happy Client

Jennifer Whitfield
Jennifer Whitfield
2023-07-12
Mait and his team were an absolute pleasure to interact with. He was incredibly patient and accommodating to all of my questions and requests, and was never condescending or unkind in any way despite my ignorance of the build process - something that was not true with other bidders I worked with.
Guy Dreier
Guy Dreier
2023-05-18
We had the absolute pleasure of having Mait work on our basement renovation proposal. Every interaction with Mait was at a level of professionalism that seems harder and harder to find these days. Mait provided timely proposals, walked us through all the options, and gave us a 3d digital model of the project that allowed us to really see what we were getting. Had we just been doing the basement we would have used Level B without question due to our interactions during the bidding and his competitive price. However, we are also renovating a master bathroom at the same time, and due to economy of scale, we had to use another GC to take both on at the same time. Even after letting him know that we had to go in another direction, Mait still called us and made sure we had covered our bases with the other GC, and said if anything comes up, he is happy to help us out along the way. Again, that is a level of service you just don't see anymore. If you need a GC for your basement renovation project, Level B should be a must on that bid list.
Greg Kittilson
Greg Kittilson
2022-10-13
Level B did an awesome job on our basement finishing. We had some ideas, but Mait really provided different insights. His early CAD designs gave us great visuals on how the finished product would turn out. The team worked around our schedule and closed out the project on time and on budget. We highly recommend Mait, Brooke, and Octavio!
Trevor Chapin
Trevor Chapin
2022-07-13
Exceptional quality, design, communication and professionalism from the whole team at Level B! We’re thrilled with our new basement and would recommend this company to anyone looking for a full or partial basement remodel. Thanks Brooke & Mait!
Colby McDonald
Colby McDonald
2022-05-29
I was hesitant to get my basement finished when i moved into my house in 2019, we have all heard horror stories of how things can go on major construction. Once i got Brooke's contact info at Level B we did a quick quote and draw up of what I wanted done and Brooke handled everything with no problems. Everyone was professional, competent, and best of all timely. I thought getting my basement finished would be a 6-8 month window, Level B had it finished in 4. Would recommend to any friends, family, or strangers - If you have a major project Level B is a safe bet for a high quality product!
Samuel
Samuel
2022-02-04
They also did the framing and floor plan design. I'm really satisfied with all that they did. They started promptly and and everything flowed together nicely. Very professional and organized as well as experienced. Would recommend them to anyone. Thank you so much guys.
Kez Griffin
Kez Griffin
2022-02-03
Level B is a great choice when it comes to finishing your basement! They were patient, worked with our schedule and everything turned out looking great. I suggest choosing Level B if you're seeking great quality work and great customer service!
Katie Morgan
Katie Morgan
2022-01-24
We just completed a basement finishing project with Level B. Brooke and her team did an excellent job. The quality is fantastic, all inspections passed easily, and overall they were very responsive. We love our new space and use it daily! Our basement was completely unfinished and they developed plans, added an egress window, added a bathroom, art studio, and general purpose room. Would definitely recommend Level B.
Mike Uhlenkamp
Mike Uhlenkamp
2021-09-13
Level B was amazing to work with on completing our basement finish. They were always extremely responsive and the end project was amazing. They worked with us on insuring we got exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend and would use them again in an instant.

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