Starting basement finishing process-???
I live in south NJ and want to finish my basement by hiring various contractors, one at a time as financing allows. I don't care if it takes 5 years to finish I just want a building plan and design help. I know I want a bar, tv area, game area, bathroom, storage, I just don't have the design and placement expertise.
What is step 1? Architect? most basement finishers will design but of course want to do the work. This is understandable but I want to pay as I go and not finance the entire job at one time.
Any help on options would be appreciated greatly. I am in ocean county NJ.