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Basement Remodeling Contractors in Boston, MA

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Prescreened Basement Finishing Companies in Boston, MA

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L & E Painting & Plastering Group
(857) 366-7360
Areas of Expertise
  • Painting Exterior
  • Drywall
  • Plaster
Yvette Y. in Boston, MA

"I hired L&E to refurbish my unit on Commonwealth Avenue in BackBay which had experienced extensive water damage... everything had to be a a ...replaced... sheetrock, plaster, floors, doors, molding, etc... L&E gave very fair price, completed this gut renovation within very tight schedule of 4 weeks, did the job without cutting corners, and did it all on budget and on time... his workers were professional, conscientious... the unit is in a luxury building and has many rules on how work needs to be conducted... He met and exceeded the guidelines and requirements. The carpentry work was done beautifully, especially the curved 4 piece moldings... Eddie (owner) and his team were a pleasure to work with... any challenges were met with flexibility and a can-do attitude which was refreshing... I recommend them highly and would rehire them again without hesitation. Fantastic team of people led by a very capable, hardworking gentleman... much thanks Eddie for a job well done... you are fantastic. "

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Rynek Renovations
(866) 908-0554
Areas of Expertise
  • Addition to Existing Structure - Build
  • Basement - Remodel
  • Bathroom - Remodel
  • Garage - Remodel
  • Major Renovation - Multiple Rooms
1-800 Busydog Basement Technologies
(774) 516-1658
Areas of Expertise
  • Basement Waterproofing
  • Crawlspace Repair
  • Home Generator Systems
  • Water Treatment, Filtration & Purification
  • Mold Testing & Removal
Celeste C. in Boston, MA

"Had an appointment anywhere from 1-3 pm and did not show up until 5:30pm with out a phone call. Felt like he was trying to sell me things I did ...not need. Very knowledgeable but not communicating with me. Person who installed system was great but himself was irritated with how he has being treated by company. Office management was not communicating well with the professionals. "

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The Sullivan Company, Inc.
(617) 449-5623
Areas of Expertise
  • Carpentry repairs and improvements, interior and exterior painting, decks, kitchens, bathrooms and any home remodeling projects you desire. Ask us about our home maintenance plans.
  • The Sullivan Company, Inc. is also a certified Velux skylight installer. Ask us how we can repair and/or replace your existing skylight.
Katharine W. in Boston, MA

"I contracted with Sullivan and Company to design and install some built-in shelving. The work quality and service were truly outstanding. I highly satisfied with the results. "

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Richard Moretti
References Available
(866) 485-0325
Areas of Expertise
  • Remodels
  • Trim
  • Stairs
Coen Construction
(617) 399-4725
Areas of Expertise
  • Carpentry
  • Residential Remodeling
  • Kitchens
  • Painting and Drywall
  • Insulation
Adriana M. in Brighton, MA

"Coen Construction did a wonderful job with snow removal. Very responsive and thorough job. Snow removal was a little pricy per inch. "

Charles Mahoney
(978) 206-7837
Areas of Expertise
  • Additions & Remodeling
Stefanie B. in Somerville, MA

"We used Charlie to repair our 2nd floor porch. The work involved reinforcing the porch structure, waterproofing, and laying a new floor. was to ...Charlie very knowledgeable about what needed be done and provided several options. In the end he helped us arrive at a solution that fit within our budget. His crew was very professional. They completed the project on a reasonable schedule and we are very pleased with the result. Charlie was communicative and responsive throughout the whole process. "

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BuiltSmart Construction, LLC
(508) 521-8074
Areas of Expertise
  • Additions
  • Remodels
  • Custom Home Builds
Serap K.

"They are reliable and punctual. "

Golden Builder Construction
References Available
(603) 614-4294
Areas of Expertise
  • Roofing & Siding
  • Home renovation and remodeling
  • Kitchen and bathroom
  • Painting Interior and Exterior
  • Decking wood and composite
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Unscreened Addition & Remodeling Contractors in Boston, Massachusetts

B&B Affordable Renovations Inc.
28 Philips Brook Rd.
Westwood, MA 02090
Timberwolf, Inc.
219 School St.
Pembroke, MA 02359
Bollitier Construction
44 S. St.
Holbrook, MA 02343
T. A. Crowley
622 Bryerwood
Braintree, MA 02184
Lee Wheeler
189 S. Rd.
Pepperell, MA 01463

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?

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Remodeling a Basement in Boston

Basement remodeling is one home improvement that hasn't caught on yet in Boston like it has in some other parts of country, probably because many Bostonians have a hard time visualizing how it's possible to turn the typical damp, dark, and musty New England basement into something fitting to spend any time in. The truth of the matter is that it is possible. Not only that, basement remodels in Boston are also one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to increase square footage and add valuable living space to your home.

Costs for Remodeling Basements in Boston
Before we get into the nitty gritty of basement remodels, let's cover what most homeowners want to know from the get go: the bottom line. HomeAdvisor doesn't stake its reputation on blindly referring contractors to homeowners. Instead, we follow up on every job by contacting homeowners and collecting information on the final total price, how satisfied homeowners were with the work they had done, and how long the job took from start to completion. When it comes to Boston basement remodels, our research shows that the average cost of the basement remodels done by our partner contractors runs about $12,500, with a low of $9,000 and a high of $50,000. Of course, keep in mind that the compact nature of Boston itself, and the small basements in many houses, brownstones, and townhomes drag that average down some. If you're out in Greater Boston in a larger home, you're probably more likely to push that top figure than you are getting your basement remodeled with a final cost in the ten to fifteen thousand dollar range.

Timelines for Basement Remodels
And how long does it take? The answer to that question depends on the nature of your remodel. Our quickest remodel was finished in a little more than a month. The longest took almost 6. If all you're doing is throwing down some carpet, putting up drywall, and slapping on some paint, you'll be done in a jiffy. Most basement remodels have a lot more to them, however, including moving and/or installing plumbing, updating and expanding the electrical, re-routing ductwork, and waterproofing. That generally means you'll be dealing with multiple contractors who have to coordinate their roles in your remodel, leading to longer timelines and increased costs.

The Not so Secret Trick to Successful Basement Remodeling
What's the one innovation in the home improvement industry that has transformed basement remodels in the Boston area from a dream into a reality? In a word: waterproofing. If your contractor suggests that you can pull off a basement remodeling project without it, you should definitely get a second opinion, if not a new contractor altogether. Boston gets over 40 inches of precipitation a year in the form of rain and snow, and its overcast winters and frequent fog mean that things take an awfully long time to dry out. With those kind of conditions, it's safe to say that it's a rare Bostonian who doesn't have trouble with water getting into their basement in one form or another. That's why basement waterproofing is such a critical first step to take in and around Beantown. With the right combination of basement drainage systems, waterproofed walls, sump pumps, and taking precautions with everything from framing materials to flooring, a Boston basement remodel can transform that dank, dark hole you presently call a basement into a living space you'll be able to enjoy for years to come.

Imagine the Possibilities
Once your waterproofing needs are addressed, the sky is the limit for basement remodels. Maybe you've been dreaming of a home entertainment area for watching Pats games come Sunday, maybe you're a fitness nut and there's a home gym in your future, or maybe your family has finally outgrown your home and you're looking for a few extra bedrooms and a home office. Whatever it is, if you're looking for extra living space and a remodel that will drastically increase the square footage and value of your home, then a Boston basement remodeling project could be exactly the undertaking you've been searching for.