Frequently Asked Questions
We are very upfront with our client. After measuring the size of the space, finding out your needs and what you would like to see as the end result, we can determine approximately what you are looking for. We will first provide you with a written proposal and then with a contract, which will include all the information gathered, and an approximate price based on this information. The contract lists everything that has been discussed to that point along with our minimum standards that is included in every contract.
Is this a free estimate?
All estimates are free.
Do I need to have an Architect?
Although each city handles the permit process differently, a good rule of thumb is that any project over $10,000.00 will require stamped drawings.
Do you provide Architectural drawings?
No. But we do provide you with a design that is accepted by most cities.
Who handles the permit process?
We handle the complete permit process. We provide each city with the necessary bonds and licenses.
Are the prices guaranteed?
Once you sign the proposal, and agree to the payment schedule, there will be no price increases, unless there is additional work that is not included in the proposal.
How will you use the space?
The remodeled areas such as a basement can be transformed into many options. New living area, a guest room, a playroom for children or a treat for teenagers. You can remodel your basement to give you additional areas for entertaining or for family activities. The space could be used as an office, games room, or home theater. Or setup a home gym or spa, complete with sauna, steam room and hot tub. The possibilities are endless.
Insulation is the key.
A Common problem in basements that not only produces the basement smell, but can invite molds, mildew, dust mites and other allergens. We will be able to advise you of various techniques to reduce moisture.
Since basements tend to be more closed off with very little lightning, it's extremely important and should be considered before anything else. If you can, try to increase natural lightning as much as possible by adding or enlarging windows. Adding more lighting to ceiling will create bright and warm spaces. Another option is to use glass block between rooms to maintain privacy but still allow light to pass through.
Flooring options to consider.
There are varies options for flooring. Tile, marble, and other natural or ceramic finishes can be cold. You can consider heated masonry, which is more expensive, but also helps reduce humidity. Vinyl floors are a cheap, quick and easy option. Some recommend carpeting because it's warm and soft, and comes in a variety of styles and colors. Plastic and hardwood floors are other option.