Basement Finishing

It’s not always easy to find an honest, reliable and professional basement remodeling contractor. At SJS Carpentry, our goal is to exceed your expectations at an affordable price. We will return your calls and emails. We will show up when we say we are coming over. Customers who have used our basement remodeling services rave about our service and craftsmanship. We hope that you will too.

Basements bring mixed opinions for many homeowners. A basement that is not complete often is the least desirable part of a home because it’s dark, dingy & not used. By working with our Fargo contractors, we will help you turn your basement into a great new space for your house. We are a proven basement contractor in Fargo and Moorhead.

Additional room in a house is welcomed by most homeowners. Renovating a basement can be just the thing you need to get the room you need. Not only do you get the extra space, but a full basement renovation is a great way to gain additional value into your home as well.

You can turn your basement into an extra bedroom, playroom, bar or entertainment area, a complete living room or a combination of all. Our Fargo-Moorhead carpenters have the skill to create what you want to accomplish. At SJS Carpentry, we will take care of all the remodeling requirements. Get a quote, hire us, and get your basement finished quickly.

But, How Much?

The very first question you will probably be wondering is “how much?” The best way to figure out the anticipated cost is to receive quotes from area contractors who you are confident can complete the job. At SJS Carpentry, we hope to be included as one of your estimates. There are some ballpark costs you can probably figure out without a detailed quote, but be aware that one simple item or a minor change can often involve several different costs. A few things you need to consider which may vary your costs include:

Demolition – Do you anticipate any teardown? Are there plaster walls or glued-down carpeting, which may be more expensive to demo than regular drywall and sheet vinyl. These are a couple of simple things many homeowners aren’t aware of before proceeding.

Opening Up/Removing Walls – Do you have non-load-bearing, or partition walls? Do you anticipate needing to change load-bearing walls? There are many different costs associated with wall removal, including electrical, plumbing & HVAC aspects.

Windows and Doors – If you’re planning on adding or enlarging windows and doors, this will most likely require new structural framing and trim. Simply replacing windows or doors with newer products of the same size is much easier & less expensive.

Plumbing and HVAC – Do you envision moving your mechanical room or items in it? This can definitely add to your basement renovation costs. Electrical changes or upgrades tend to be less labor intensive & easier on the checkbook.

Materials – Many homeowners do end up doing a little bit of research when it comes to materials. It’s in your best interest to get an idea of what kind of costs are associated with some of the materials needed to finish a basement. Some of the obvious materials might include general building materials, bathroom fixtures, flooring, and lighting.

Permits – Permit fees are seldom a significant part of renovation costs, but they can be surprisingly high in some areas. You can work with us at SJS Carpentry to best determine what is needed & costs associated with those permits.

It’s always a good idea to have some sort of wish list ready whenever you start gathering bids from local basement remodeling contractors in the Fargo-Moorhead area. At SJS Carpentry, we are happy to meet with you for a free initial consultation and to gather your thoughts on what you want to accomplish with your basement. We may be able to give you a ballpark figure by meeting with you if you already have a good idea of what you want to accomplish with your project.


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