Cost Calculator

The Basement Cost Calculator below assumes that you are completing all phases of the finished basement work yourself. No contractor labor is included, just the material costs to complete your basement project are included in the cost calculator estimated price.

**(With the exception of the egress window option where the cost does reflect a subcontractor supplying the window(s) and installing.)

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Cost calculator approximate finished sq. ft. variable includes the following:

All of the following procedures and materials are included in the approx. sq. ft. value above:

Premium Quality Materials

  • All Lumber western cut.
  • Owens Corning fiberglass R-13 insulation in all exterior walls


  • Exterior Walls to include the following:
    1. 2″x 4″ framing (16″ o.c.)
    2. Pressure treated bottom plates (to prevent rotting)
    3. 1/2″ gypsum wallboard (drywall) floor to ceiling ready for paint (includes ceilings)
  • Soffits will be prepared the same as exterior walls and ceilings
  • Electrical Package includes the following:
    1. all 110 volt outlets to be installed in walls (according to local codes and inspected)
    2. 6″ Recessed lighting fixtures to be installed in all ceilings with all applicable switches and
      included. A pre determined number of fixtures will be installed and 65 watt spot type bulbs will be installed (according to local codes)
  • Trim Package includes the following items:
    1. F.J. pine window and door casings
    2. F.J. pine base trim
    3. All existing exterior doors and windows will be finished with wood jambs and MDF or F.J. pine window and door casings (matching the rest of the interior doors)
    4. When possible all interior doors will match the existing homes style of doors.
  • Central A/C and Heating
    1. High and Low pre determined number of returns and ceiling feeds installed