Subdividing already finished basement?

acdesignskySeptember 22, 2010

We live in a 2 yo home that already has a nicely finished basement with a full bath, closet, and 18x12 storage area. The finished space is about 18x45. We'd like divide that space into a bedroom and family room. The bedroom would be about 18x15 with a reach-in closet. We'd need to put an egress window in that space as well. We're not making any other changes, just adding a three walls and two doors and whatever electrical is required for code as far as outlets. I know the biggest expense will be the egress window.

Is my estimate of about $6000 reasonable? We don't want to do any work ourselves other than painting and want to reuse the carpet.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Wage rates vary enormously by region.

Still, for a professional inspected job, I'd say you're coming up short.

It's easy enough to get some free estimates and be sure.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2010 at 9:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks so much for responding-
I'm trying to line up a contractor get an estimate, but I hate to even begin the process if we've budgeted too little. I don't want to waste their time if we need to wait until Spring to do the project. The egress is priority #1 and will be done by a different contractor than the interior work which can wait a few months if necessary. I'm thinking 2-3K for the egress window using one of the Scapewell type products.
As far as costs, we're in a suburb of a medium sized city in the South.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2010 at 10:16AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What to do with old cistern room?
The house I'm buying has a weird feature. There's a...
Walk-out basement design
Building a house in western Massachusetts -- it will...
FG & Rim Joist Insulation --- HELP!!!
Help - My builder (doing a fire rebuild) wants to put...
basement flooring - tile or finished concrete
we're planning a reno that will include expanding and...
What kind of ceiling to do?
We are wanting to finish out basement rustic/lodge...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™