They say, “Home is where the heart is,” and for most homeowners in Colorado Springs, that definitely rings true. But if you have an unfinished basement, the statement can feel a bit half-hearted at times. But an unfinished basement does represent something important. Potential. Many who invest in basement finishing in Colorado Springs, find that their downstairs can become a whole new world or at least a pleasing extension of the one upstairs.
At Homefix in Colorado Springs, there are several types of remodeling projects and basement remodeling services we can help you with all over your home, but it is often basement finishing that really gives homeowners a sense of completion that they are looking for. Unfinished basements are known for attracting excess moisture and mold, and sometimes “unwanted residents.” By working with a professional to finish up your rooms in a way that works for your family, you can set your defense against pests and make the space a place where you’ll want to bring friends and family to and hang out yourself.
The first step to basement finishing in Colorado Springs is literally the drawing board. It is important to look at the raw space and define what you and your family need to make it safe and functional.
This means mapping out the entire lower floor and deciding how each area will function. Many take one area at a time and start with a family or recreational space.
At Homefix, we will listen to your basement finishing vision. You might want a home theater to sit and relax, or a more active area that lends itself to games like ping pong or billiards, or even a place to dance.
Another thing to decide is how your utilities are going to function in your basement once it is finished. In a largely unfinished basement, you may bravely trek down the stairs to do your laundry and return upstairs as soon as possible. When you are getting your basement finished, however, how you approach this task becomes totally different. Your laundry space can be functional and closed off from other parts of the basement, and not necessarily a place that you dread going to. At Homefix, our basement remodeling services including looking at other utility functions too, including room enclosures for the furnace and water heater, and look into the possibility of other functional rooms, like a kitchenette, wet bar, or even a bathroom. Even if you aren’t quite ready for these steps, it helps to envision so you have a strong sense of what is possible.
In order for a space to be classified as a bedroom, it needs to have a closet and an egress window. While offices don’t require these, it is still good to make sure any personal rooms have plenty of light and ventilation. At Homefix, we talk to you about each rooms’ purpose in order to assure each one can serve you well.
Even with the basement rooms set up the way you want, it can feel dark and closed off, but with things like ventilation systems, electric or gas fireplaces, the right color choices, and smart spacing of walls and dividers, your basement can feel both finished and welcoming.
Every basement finishing in Colorado Springs can vary depending on size and complexity, but most take 8 weeks from start to finish.
One of the biggest factors that can delay a basement finish is the selection of finish materials (paint colors, vanity cabinets, sinks, faucets, lights, ect…). That’s why we partner with DesignCents and have a showroom to help you pick all of these out and order them before basement remodeling construction even begins!
Your final estimate shouldn’t be too far off from the initial estimate. But occasionally, our subcontractors let us know that a project will cost more than normal due to unique circumstances.
Once we present the final estimate to you, we guarantee that your project will not exceed the estimated amount unless you change the scope of work. That includes unforeseen circumstances. We eat unforeseen circumstances for breakfast.
Your new materials will be delivered to your house. We typically will keep them in the garage, but we can put them wherever is most convenient for you as long as they’re out of the way so they can get started quickly.
At this point, your estimator will schedule a site walk and you’ll be introduced to your production manager, it’ll be Bryan Bunting or Ben Wilder (fun fact: both are veterans). This is the guy who will be leading the project. He’ll provide you with a project schedule and firm deadline.
Sit back and relax knowing you’re in good hands with HOMEfix’s own in-house kitchen remodeling contractors that truly care about you, your family, and your home. Your production manager will be giving you updates throughout the project. For efficiency, please direct any and all questions to your production manager from this point forward.
After work is complete, we’ll do one last site walk with you and make sure our kitchen remodeling services are perfect. If we need to touch anything up we’ll make sure that gets done as quickly as possible. We also send a professional cleaning service in at the end of the project. Her name is Tess and we love her.
Share your new kitchen with your family and friends! Our kitchen renovation contractors hope your new space allows you to make new connections, build relationships, make memories, and enjoy life a little bit more.
We’ve been remodeling kitchens in Colorado Springs for a long time. Over the years, we’ve found that if you expect a project to go absolutely perfectly, there’s a very good chance you’ll be disappointed.
As our old friend Murphy put it, “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Construction is definitely no stranger to Murphy’s Law, simply due to the number of moving pieces that are involved. We rely on a lot of things that are outside of our control to get the job done right, some of whom aren’t a part of our team, specifically our suppliers and subcontractors (plumbing, HVAC, electrician, etc.). We do everything we can to make the process as painless as possible for you, we’ve found it’s best tostart by expecting that your everyday life will be slightly interrupted. Here’s a list of things that can and do go wrong during a kitchen remodel in Colorado Springs:
Here’s what you can expect from us:
We do everything in our power to deliver a seamless remodeling experience for you and your family. You have our word.