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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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J. Valenzuela Construction
References Available
(617) 449-9169
Areas of Expertise
  • Kitchens, Baths, Basements
Paulo Santos Construction, Inc.
(857) 321-4553
Areas of Expertise
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Bathroom Remodel - Business
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Complete Renovation
James Z.

"I've been a real estate developer for decades and have used him for the last 15. He's a people person. His work is so good. I use ...him exclusively. He's a gentlemen but his work is superior. "

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Marco Polo Construction, Inc.
References Available
(978) 206-7664
Areas of Expertise
  • Additions
  • Bathroom and Kitchen Remodels
  • Major Home Repairs
Torres Services, Inc.
(978) 206-7646
Areas of Expertise
  • Carpentry
  • Custom Cabinetry, Stairs and Trim
  • Kitchen, Bathroom, Basement Remodels
  • Door and Window Installs
Tasadduq H. in Brookline, MA

"Fernando did an excellent job for our bathroom and condo renovation. He and is his team are very efficient, and the quality of work is very I ...detailed. For the price range, couldn't have asked for a better contractor. "

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One Source Construction, LLC
(617) 449-5680
Areas of Expertise
  • Additions and Remodels
  • Construction Management
  • Major Home Repairs (General Contractor)
  • Major Renovation - Multiple Rooms
judy s. in Wayland, MA

"One Source Construction was very professional. They did excellent work. I was more than pleased with them. I t was a pleasure having done with this team. Judy S. "

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J&W Contracting
(617) 449-9026
Areas of Expertise
  • General Contractor Services
  • Kitchen, Bath, and Basement/Attic Renovations
  • Whole-Home Renovations
  • Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Finish and Framing Carpentry
george m. in Boston, MA

"on time, on estimate "

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

"They are reliable and punctual. "

J. Delaney General Contracting
(866) 501-4293
Areas of Expertise
  • New Construction, Additions. Kitchen & bath remodeling, custom interior trim work, fireplace surrounds, mantels and bookcases. Custom built study/offices..
  • Basement finishing. Multiple room remodeling.
Alison and John K. in Somerville, MA

"We never thought we would be writing a glowing review about a contractor... but Jack really is that exception to the rule. Over the years, ...we have dealt with many contractors. They have ranged from the just about okay to the incompetent - and in a few cases, the downright dishonest. Jack is different - a rare breed who combines skill, attention to detail, and integrity. Our's was a large project: finishing the lower half of our house, including flooring, ceiling, paint, construction, some HVAC rework, and a bathroom renovation. Everything was completed to the most exacting specifications, on time and on budget. From the very beginning, Jack took charge of all the details, supervising the various subcontractors and executing the plans flawlessly. When things occasionally didn't go as expected, Jack stepped into the breech and got us back on track. For example, when we found water on the floor one day, he tracked down the source of the problem and reworked his schedule to help us find an appropriate solution. No fuss. No drama. No sleepless nights. The price was competitive, but perhaps more importantly, it was accurate! Jack spent a lot of time ensuring he understood exactly what we wanted. That allowed him to price the job properly. And that meant no nasty surprises for our budget. Value for money. No question. Oh, and did we mention he's also a very nice guy? Jack gets our highest recommendation. "

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Metropolitan Building Systems
(857) 321-5713
Areas of Expertise
  • Raised levels
  • Whole house remodels
  • Building expansions
  • Kitchens & Bathrooms
  • Custom Remodeling
Paul C.

"Paul is very knowledgeable in construction. He was helpful in advising me in changes and last minute details that needed to be made. Overall ...I was very satisfied with him. "

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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.