Basement Finishing & Remodeling Services
Whether it’s a wet bar, an entertainment center, or more bedrooms, the sky’s the limit with basement finishing.
While your unfinished basement may serve as a great place to store all the things you don’t want to look at, does it have the potential to actually be a beautiful, useful space to your family? Don’t let your space go to waste—we can help you finally cross “finishing your basement” off your to-do list!
PR Builders specializes in basement finishing and basement remodeling services in Denver, Boulder, and Northern Colorado as part of your home remodel. Get a quote today.
Finished Basement — Boulder, CO
What Does Basement Finishing Include?
An unfinished basement is a space that’s not livable: usually with unfinished flooring, walls, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. Finishing your basement means transforming the unfinished space into a livable, move-in-ready basement that’s just as complete as the rest of your home.
Basement finishing includes:
- Insulated and finished walls
- Covered floors and ceiling
- Electrical, plumbing, and HVAC according to code
- Lighting according to code
- Basement egress windows and/or doors
- Permanent, finished, and accessible stairs to the floor above
Benefits of Finishing Your Basement
In addition to the creation of more usable and livable space in your home (thus increasing its value), converting your basement to living space helps you increase your energy efficiency. Adding insulation and sealing off leaks and ductwork goes a long way in making your home more comfortable and less costly.
You’ll also have opportunity to create something unique. Whatever that may be for you, we’ll help you create a custom space for you and your goals.
Need Basement Ideas?
Looking to add value with a finished basement? With custom basement finishing as part of your home remodel, you can add:
Our focus is consistently delivering exceptional results for discerning property owners and building homes that last for generations to come.
Because of our dedicated approach and our experience in mountain and urban settings, we’ve been trusted with building and remodeling private estates, investment properties, lifetime residences, and historic homes for an array of discerning clientele.
Recognizing the immense value you entrust us with, PR Builders tackles projects deftly and delivers outcomes that go far beyond your average general contractor.
Whether you’ve just relocated to a new home or you need that “new home” feel again, we’ll help you make the best home remodeling decisions for your situation. You can find our remodeling, home additions, finished basements, and new construction in neighborhoods near you:
A Case Study: Complete Remodel Breathes New Life into a Boulder Home
For this 2,400 sq. ft. ranch house just a stone’s throw from downtown Boulder, the mission was straightforward: a gut renovation to bring about a luxurious space fit for modern living.
With a complete reimagining of the main floor to accommodate a master suite and a basement renovation to include additional bedrooms, a basement wet bar, and a laundry area, the homeowners had their vision brought to life.
Low basement ceilings are an issue in many older homes, but having a low ceiling doesn’t have to limit your options. Some choose to lower the basement floor by basement underpinning or benching. Others choose to gain the illusion of higher ceilings by getting creative with design, color, materials, and layout.
To execute on your low ceiling basement ideas, reach out to our remodeling experts.
Yes, acquiring permits is a key step before basement finishing can begin. Note that permits are required for actual basement finishing/remodeling, and not for minor improvements like fresh paint or a carpet installation. In Larimer County, CO, and Denver County, CO, permits are required for all renovations (garage conversions, basement finishes, kitchen expansions, room alterations, etc.).
Permitting is necessary to ensure that the work done on your home is done according to current local building codes. Failing to get a permit and completing basement work on your own can lead to serious consequences from fines to the complete removal of all non-permitted basement work.
At PR Builders, the permit process doesn’t have to be intimidating or confusing—we handle the permit process in its entirety so that your basement can be completed to exceed your expectations and meet all municipal requirements.
When working with a general contractor, your first step will be to declutter the space to prepare your basement for finishing. From there, your general contractor will take care of permitting and testing for mold, moisture, and radon. The renovation work begins with any structural work, then framing and insulation.
In general, whether you’re hiring professionals or not, the permits and approvals come first before work can be begun.
The most expensive part of finishing a basement is structural changes, which vary in size and scale. A few examples would be lowering the basement floor, installing egress windows, or moving/adding walls. However, not all basements require these extensive measures.
Basement finishing is a smart choice if:
- You need the additional space. Liveable space can be added to your basement where other additions are not possible due to zoning restrictions.
- You want to create a specific type of room in your home. Your basement can be finished to include a home gym, a kitchenette or bar, an entertainment center, bedrooms, and more!
- You want to increase your home’s value. The addition of functional space will be valuable to you and attractive to potential buyers when it comes time to sell your home.
- You want to shield your basement from the elements and improve energy efficiency. Unfinished basements are more vulnerable to moisture-related damage and heat gain/loss.
- The basement would be better enjoyed and utilized as a finished space. Your unfinished basement might be serving a purpose as a storage room for all the things you don’t want to see, but isn’t it time you got some enjoyment from it?