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What does it cost to have a basement finished with studs, wiring, lighting, sheetrock walls and a sheetrock ceiling?? I'm planning on having the floor done later. How is this priced? Square foot? Lineal foot of wall? Thanks, Rob Pool.:) :)
The question is simple but the answer isn't. Basic costs can be estimated by footage but the variables like number and location of outlets, type and number of fixtures, the subsurface you'll attach framing to all play their part in making remodeling estimates a "Look and See" kind of thing. Footage estimates only work well in new construction where the variables are known or have been optimized. Check around and get at least a few comprehensive estimates from reccomended contractors which will give you a cost breakdown. From there you can determine how much your DIY efforts will cover. You mentioned adding a floor later. That would be feasible if you are only talking about covering an existing slab, but if it's a dirt floor you'll be a lot better off finishing that first before adding walls.