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Basement Remodeling Contractors in Seattle, WA

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Prescreened Basement Finishing Companies in Seattle, WA

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RTG Construction, LLC
References Available
(360) 467-2168
Areas of Expertise
  • Additions
  • Remodels
  • Decks
Olympic Handyman & Remodel, LLC
(360) 467-2114
Areas of Expertise
  • Remodels
  • General Contracting
  • Handyman
Chuck M.

"Punctual, straight forward about their estimates and willing to work with the client with whatever comes up. Flexible. "

Fine Design Build, LLC
(360) 467-3108
Areas of Expertise
  • Renovations
  • Architecture
souphy p. in Seattle, WA

"Very professional contractor , reliable ,dependable and flexible on my schedule . Work quality is very good and finished right on schedule. "

ACS - Seattle, LLC
(206) 607-0432
Areas of Expertise
  • Home Additions and Remodels
  • Window Installation
  • Basement remodel
  • Concrete & foundations
  • Deck Builder
Derek M. in Seattle, WA

"Gary is a commensurate professional. Also, he surrounds himself with a team that is responsive, diligent, and quite fun to be around. I would ...absolutely hire him again. "

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Seven Gables
References Available
(360) 813-0406
Areas of Expertise
  • Kitchen - Remodel
  • Bathroom - Remodel
  • Second Story Additions/New Home Construction
  • Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (Backyard Cottages)
  • Basement - Remodel / Siding Wood Fiber Cement
Pro.Com Services, LLC
(360) 467-3671
Areas of Expertise
  • Room Additions
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels
  • Basement and Garage Remodels
  • Multi-room Additions and Remodels
Gwen P. in Seattle, WA

"Evan was great. He helped me with any job I had for him. Even in the snow. Evan, you are wonderful. Thank you. "

P.B. Construction, LLC
(206) 494-0629
Areas of Expertise
  • Residential Remodels and Renovations
  • Additions
  • Commercial Tenant Improvement
  • Design
Matthew K. in Seattle, WA

"All the workers are friendly. Something was happening every day, which helped keep on schedule and excellent customer support following of the ...completion work. Tadd quickly understood my vision and offered great, common sense suggestions along the way. My best contractor experience to date. "

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Sawhorse Builders, LLC
(360) 467-2502
Areas of Expertise
  • Basement Remodels
  • Addition to Existing Structure - Build
Sana T.

"Really good attention to detail. They don't cut corners. Very good value for your money. "

Coultas General Contracting
(360) 313-0224
Areas of Expertise
  • Additions & Remodeling
  • Designers & Decorators
  • New Home Builders
  • Pouring concrete
Mac N. in Indianola, WA

"Very quick to respond and easy to work with. "

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Unscreened Addition & Remodeling Contractors in Seattle, Washington

906 N. Sheridan Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98403
Builders of Equity, LLC
9811 130th Place, Unit 201
Kirkland, WA 98034
AAA Repipe Masters
4023 S. 261st St.
Kent, WA 98032
Fire Elk Enterprises
44705 S.E. 161st Place
North Bend, WA 98045
PTM Renovation, Inc.
P.O. Box 94608
Seattle, WA 98124

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 Seattle Addition & Remodeling Contractors

Seattle Basement Remodels

Many homes in Seattle don't have basements at all. Naturally, homes in low-lying areas of Seattle's "seven hills" have trouble with sufficiently stable soil to accommodate a basement. Furthermore, the only reason many homes have basements have to do with freeze lines. A home's foundation must be placed below the deepest freezing line of a climate. In the immediate area around the Puget Sound, this may mean no more than 12". Homes in more outlying areas east of Seattle may need to dig a few feet. Basements cost about $40 to $50 more per square foot to build than above ground construction. When a home builder must dig several feet, anyway, however, it makes more financial sense to dig a few extra feet and put in a basement for storage or additional living space.

Renovating your own Seattle Underground
Of course, several homes in Seattle proper do have basements. Between historical re-grading and the city's famous Underground, it's almost a local tradition to dig around in the dirt. If you have a home with a basement, it may time to renovate. The high precipitation and moisture levels inherent to the Puget Sound make basement waterproofing necessary for even acceptable storage conditions. The process can be a complicated one that can include new gutters, improved lawn drainage, foundation repair, and new plumbing. Once you've got your basement in a reasonably dry place, you can include the insulation, drywall, and flooring typical of finished basements. If you're going to spend the time and money for this project, it's a good idea to do it up right and personalize it your needs: New electrical wiring can help create a state-of-the-art home theater and entertainment area. New plumbing can be a part of your gorgeous home wet bar.

Cost of Basement Remodeling
Basement remodeling isn't cheap, but it's still a great and cost-effective home improvement project for one simple reason: It gives you additional livable space for a fraction of the cost of a building a home addition. The exact cost of your Seattle basement remodel will naturally depend on the extent of your waterproofing needs and the finishing options you select. $40,000 to $50,000 is a realistic projection, unless you already have a basement in good, waterproofed condition. If this major chunk of the job is already complete, you can complete a low-budget basement remodel for as little as $10,000 to $15,000.

Basement Remodeling Contractors
The conventional wisdom is to get at least three estimates, but if you can stomach it, the best idea is to get as many estimates as you can. Many basement remodeling contractors may specialize in specific types of remodels and remodeling philosophies. A no-hassle, full-service remodeling company may have each aspect of your basement renovation dissected by a different professional with an expert general contractor for quality assurance and a salesman running through different design options with a computer program that lets you truly actualize your vision. Of course, they'll probably also give you a correspondingly high estimate. Other basement remodeling may be so focused on giving the lowest bid that they work with nothing but generic products and may even be cutting corners on aspects of the job that you find vital to the success of the remodel. Naturally, these descriptions and their realities lead many homeowners to select a middle-of-the-road contractor and estimate, but you can't really know whose right you, your basement, and your home without getting estimates and double checking reviews and previous customer referrals.