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A.R.M. Construction, LLC
(443) 200-7134
Areas of Expertise
  • Remodels
  • Floor installs
  • Small & Major home projects
  • Basement
  • Decks/ Porch
Featured Review

"A.R.M. Construction are extremely professional. I am an interior designer. I use Anthony all the time. They always do an excellent job for my clients. They have an eye for detail, and are talented craftsman. They always let me know if something needs to be done, so I can better serve my clients. They are very clean, and are the best company I use. "

- raquel S.
Juan's Home Improvement, LLC
(202) 715-9101
Areas of Expertise
  • Home Improvement General Contractor
Featured Review

"Short Review: Juan completed a small job for me: removal of a 140sqf plaster ceiling, installation of a new drywall ceiling, installation of recessed lighting, finish work and painting. Overall, Juan is a really good, honest guy and he did great work with the drywall and electrical. Improvements in communication and cleaning of the worksite would make him a 5/5. I would hire again if he treated the space a bit more delicately to prevent damage and cleaned up significantly better at the end. Full Review: Pros: Juan has attention to detail to his work; the end result was very professional. He underestimated how much time the project would take by a couple days, however he worked over the weekend during his family time to make sure the project was done on my timeline. Juan arrived pretty early on most days (e.g. 7:00a.m.) and put in full days to get the project done. Cons: I was out of town for 3/6 days of the project. There were a couple issues with the installation that I would have appreciated a phone call to discuss before moving forward. Although he did arrive early, he was sometimes off +/- a couple hours for his arrival. This is only an issue if you are planning to meet him, which wasnâ t absolutely necessary on my part. Cleaning was a bit of an issue. Juan did wipe things down as he went, but the level of cleanliness at the end was not great in my opinion. He put plastic over the door leading to other rooms, however a significant amount of dust made it throughout the other rooms. I had to clean this a couple times. In the outdoor space it appears he poured a couple buckets of spackle and water in the yard, areas that had just been seeded with grass and I had asked him to be careful of. To be fair, my yard is small, but still the mess could have been avoided. The site was roughly wiped down and the floor was mopped, however I still had significant piles of dust on most horizontal surfaces, walls were scuffed up and had multiple new hand prints, and the wood floor had multiple scratches and depressions from moving the fridge around. The fridge is heavy, but I have moved it in and out of that room a couple times with no damage to the floor so I know it can be done. A little more grace would have been appreciated so I didnâ t have to repair a damaged floor. He purchased some stain markers for me to help repair, but this wonâ t remove the long dented scratches. Overall, I had to spend 3 hours cleaning up excess dust, wiping down walls, and repainting (rolling out) the walls to cover up new marks (and old marks) on the walls. I think most of this could have been avoided. "

- adam W. from baltimore, MD
Advanced Contracting, Inc.
(202) 715-9782
Areas of Expertise
  • Mold Remediation
  • Mold Inspections
  • General Contracting
  • Water Removal and Restoration
  • Air Quality Consulting
Featured Review

"Advanced Contracting are very professional. They are there for you no matter what time of day or night it is."

- marc D. from baltimore, MD
MHR Services, Inc.
(410) 878-4773
Areas of Expertise
  • Basement - Remodel
  • Bathroom - Remodel
  • Kitchen - Remodel
  • Thirty Years Experience in Heating and Air Conditioning
Featured Review

"My basement remodel project was done with very high quality, the attention to detail was amazing. All members of the team were professional and courteous. The work area was always left neat and clean. He has some of the best in the business working with him. I would not hesitate to recommend his work to anyone. I will call MHR for any building needs. The price was very reasonable and the service was excellent. The final project turned out great! This is a business you can trust. MHR services for Life! "

- curtis P. from bel air, MD
TAP Construction
(410) 454-6186
Areas of Expertise
  • Additions & Remodeling
  • Decks
  • Roofing
  • New Home Framing
  • Sheds & Enclosures
Featured Review

"The representative arrived on time, determined the problem and fixed it, all within an hour. Price was more than reasonable. Would definitely rehire if needed."

- josephine C. from bel air, MD
J. Stilley Contracting
(410) 454-0566
Areas of Expertise
  • Our company specializes in all phases of Home Improvement Jobs. We do kitchen, bathroom and basement remodels.We handle everything from floor tiles to painting. We also specialize in all your exterior needs.
Featured Review

"Bryan and his crew were absolutely fantastic and great to work with. The results of their work far exceeded my expectations. The finished basement, half bath, tile, upgraded sump pump, electrical/lighting were all excellently done."

- john G. from glen burnie, MD
Superior Image Contracting, LLC
(443) 546-2800
Areas of Expertise
  • New Windows - Multiple
  • New Window - Single
  • Doors (Interior) - Install or Replace
  • Storm Door - Install
  • Doors (Exterior) - Install or Replace
Featured Review

"Jimmy Banos is a highly skilled contractor who did an excellent job of installing a new window. What made him stand out with with me was his ability to improve the window concept I had while maintaining a very reasonable price. His creativity transformed a simple window replacement into a home enhancement. I plan to seek him out for future projects."

- paul W. from columbia, MD
Beltway Builders, Inc.
(443) 200-7520
Areas of Expertise
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Kitchen Remodeling
  • Handyman
Featured Review

"They where very professional and personal. Cleaned up after themselves and was on time. They problem was they did not measure the Skylight correctly resulting in it being to big requiring the hole to be enlarged and not an exact match to the inter walls sheetrock. "

- robert J. from baltimore, MD
Country Wide Builders, Inc.
(443) 200-9971
Areas of Expertise
  • Siding
  • Roofing
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Bathroom Remodel
Featured Review

"They came out the same day. Prompt professional service at a great price. "

- diane P. from columbia, MD

Unscreened Addition & Remodeling Contractors in Baltimore, Maryland

Henry's Handyman for Hire
48 Milburn Circle
Pasadena, MD 21122
Bill Prehn Home Improvements
6395 Forrest Ave.
Elkridge, MD 21075
Build Beautiful, Inc.
10820 Old Indian Head Rd.
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Deon Home Improvements
2109 Lugine Ave.
Gwynn Oak, MD 21215
Accurate Builders Incorporated
3917 Esgarth Way
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Things to Consider Before You Start Your Basement Makeover:

  • What features do you want in your basement?

    Exercise Area
    Separate Apartment
    Game Room
    Home Theater
  • What type of design preparation has been done?
  • My basement is currently:
  • What is the square footage of your basement?

Ideas & Inspiration from Baltimore Addition & Remodeling Contractors

Baltimore Basement Remodeling

In almost every city, state, and region in the nation, it's safe to say that there's no smarter remodeling project to undertake than bathrooms and kitchens. And to some extent, that's still true. When your home goes up on the market, those are likely the first two places potential homebuyers look when they schedule a walk through. In Baltimore and the rest of the South Atlantic region, however, there's a new sheriff in town. Based on Remodeling Magazine's most recent Cost vs. Value Report, basement remodeling has the highest return on the dollar of any major home remodeling job in Baltimore and the rest of the Southern Atlantic Coast region. That includes attic remodels, home offices, and (gasp!) kitchens and bathrooms as well.

Basement Remodeling Returns 91.2 Cents to the Dollar
According to Remodeling Magazine's research, you can expect to recoup 91.2% of the money you invest to transform your dank, dark basement into one of the most comfortable areas in the home. You might be thinking that's not a perfect return. After all, it's not 100% or higher, which is the holy grail when it comes to Baltimore home remodels. When you consider that kitchen and bathrooms, the traditional home run hitters in the remodeling business, boast returns of 86% and 85% respectively, however, it's easy to see why basement remodeling in Baltimore is a fitting leader in the city known as the City of Firsts.

What Costs are we Talking about Basement Remodeling?
As with any major home improvement project, costs for basement remodels in Baltimore are going to vary project to project, but to give you a better idea of the ballpark you'll end up in (and we're not talking Camden Yards here), HomeAdvisor keeps a running tally on all the jobs performed by our contractors and what they ended up costing homeowners who took advantage of our services. While the lowest job we have in our database ran $15,000, and the high was a little over three times that amount at $50,000, an average basement remodeling project in Baltimore runs a little over $30,000.

Why the Costs Vary
What drives that average of $30,000 up or down? Truthfully, the vast majority of the basement renovations in Baltimore in our books were very close to that $30,000 mark. Of those that strayed from the norm, many factors come into play. Waterproofing, for example, can be a huge factor in a coastal city like Baltimore that gets over 40 inches of rain a year. No basement remodel is safe, or smart, if you don't address pre-existing problems with excess moisture, water seepage, or outright leakage at the outset. On the other hand, if you're one of the lucky Baltimoreans whose basement stays dry as a bone even after the heaviest summer thunderstorm or soaking winter rain, you can expect to cut costs significantly. Lay down some carpet, slap up some drywall, and you'll end up with a basement that will be the envy of your neighbors at a very reasonable cost.

What to Expect
Cost isn't the only factor that pops into the heads of residents of the City of Charm. Right behind budget in most homeowner's minds is the level of inconvenience they're likely to incur. HomeAdvisor also tracks project durations, and with basement remodels, you're in for a long haul. Average Baltimore basement remodels usually take about three months, give or take a week or two. Some are done in as little as one month, and the big ones can take up to four months to complete. That sounds daunting, even in a city whose residents are used to waiting for the Orioles to make their resurgence. Take into account that basement remodeling is one of the least intrusive remodeling projects there is, however, and suddenly it doesn't sound so bad. Basement contractors work out of sight and out of mind (especially if you wear ear plugs), and it's rare for a basement remodel to significantly inconvenience your day to day life in any way. Compared to other popular projects like kitchen remodeling and major additions, which can literally shut down your daily routine for days, weeks, or even months at a time, basement remodeling is about as under your radar as a major home improvement gets.

Patience and Communication Make for a Pleasant Renovation
Fair warning. Baltimore basement remodeling, like basement remodeling elsewhere in the country, is no walk in the park. But it can still be a pleasant experience if you follow a few simple guidelines. First of all, be patient and flexible. Basements are notorious for surprises, and the challenges of working around ductwork and plumbing, as well as working with low ceilings and poorly lit living spaces, often force contractors to re-think, and creatively deal with, the unexpected. The more you factor that into your plans, and the more you communicate with your contractor about the state of the project on a regular basis, the less those inevitabilities are going to cause you distress.

Take this homeowner's advice, who used HomeAdvisor to find a contractor to tackle their basement remodeling in Baltimore: "Be available, patient and allow for the unexpected. Our project was more than expected mostly due to an unanticipated complication that directly affected finishing the job. The project still finished within the expected timeframe." More than likely this homeowner's ability to deal with unanticipated problems had to do with their good relationship with the contractor and the contractor's ability to keep to the timeline. Another homeowner emphasized the importance of that level of communication when they wrote: "Just be patient and ask questions when you feel the need. [Our contractor] was excellent about responding to my questions or concerns and, in general, everyone was there when they were supposed to be, and the time frame for completing the project was very good." By rolling with the punches, and keeping lines of communication open, your new basement remodeling project will go off without a hitch, and you'll end up with one of the most enjoyable and investment wise remodels to be found in the City of Baltimore and beyond.