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Basement Remodeling Contractors in Baltimore, MD

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Prescreened Basement Finishing Companies in Baltimore, MD

Chateau Ridge Home Services
5.0
4 Verified Ratings
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(443) 692-8205
512 Saint Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Metro-Con Metropolitan Construction, Inc.
5.0
1 Verified Ratings
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(866) 387-9725
905 Sue Grove Road
Baltimore, MD 21221
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Basements by Design
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(443) 200-9930
PO Box 804
Forest Hill, MD 21050

Serving Baltimore, MD
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Starcom Basements
5.0
1 Verified Ratings
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(410) 454-8964
8835 Columbia 100 Parkway
Columbia, MD 21045

Serving Baltimore, MD
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Remodel USA, Inc.
4.12
91 Verified Ratings
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(301) 960-0762
605 Hampton Park Boulevard
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Serving Baltimore, MD
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Reviews of Baltimore Basement Remodeling Companies

Project: Remodel a Basement
Lutherville, MD

I had my basement completely remodeled. I turned the the half bath to a full bath with a tub and a separate shower. I added a bedroom which is now attached to the bathroom making it a suite. I updated the washroom and put in a new furnace and air conditioner and all new wiring and recess ceiling lightning . Also, added new doors, one of which was a barn style door. Put in carpeting as well as tile. We used bead board and dry wall through out.

 
Project: Remodel a Basement
Parkville, MD

Great Family owned business. The sons do a great job but you will instantly be impressed by their father. He is an amazing professional and a perfectionist. Very clean and tidy work.

 
Project: Remodel a Basement
Baltimore, MD

CHRIS DID A EXCELLENT JOB ON OUR STAIRS AND FINISHED THE JOB ON TIME AS SCHEDULED. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK. IT IS APPRECIATED VERY MUCH. WILL SURELY RECOMEND CHRIS TO ANY OF OUR FRIENDS WHO NEED CELLAR STEPS. THANKS AGAIN MR,CLYDE

 
 

Unscreened Addition & Remodeling Contractors in Baltimore, Maryland

Trademark Construction, LLC
6701 Graceland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Maple Creek Landscapes, LLC
314 W. Wind Rd.
Baltmore, MD 21204
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
 

Things to Consider Before You Start Your Basement Makeover:

  • What features do you want in your basement?

    Bathroom(s)
    Laundry
    Bedroom(s)
    Office
    Exercise Area
    Separate Apartment
    Game Room
    Stairway
    Home Theater
    Storage
    Kitchen
    Workshop
  • 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.

 

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