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Thank you for contacting Basement Builders of NY. Due to the extreme high volume and demand of home offices and rec rooms during this time, we are operating on a modified schedule and process to be able to service all of our current clients and incoming requests for estimates. The construction industry has been overwhelmed considerably.. Many towns, suppliers response time has been challenging and time is lately ever more precious. Home offices and rec rooms have been Essential for many families. Our process is in place to expedite, inform and respond to ALL of our incoming calls and email requests. STEP 1: Please take the time to visit our website at You will find an interactive model to navigate through one of our basement remodels. STEP 2: Have an idea of the basement area that you would like to remodel. Measuring all of the gross floor areas from foundation wall to foundation wall will give you the total square footage to be remodeled. STEP 3: The industry averages for basement remodeling reported out of Buffalo was between $38 per square foot and up to 55-$65/sq.ft. We have been averaging $44.00/sq.ft for a remodeled basement including adding an egress window. There are variables which will dictate this price per square foot. As referred to us as a “CORE”cost, I would use $45.00/sq.ft as a baseline. Bathrooms, custom bars, etc. can be quoted on site. A basement “CORE” cost would include the following: Building permit Egress window Insulated walls (Roxul) Combination wood and metal frame walls for quality and moisture Electric plugs, switches, smoke detectors, dimmers Mold resistant drywall Doors, trim, doorknobs, to match existing home Ceiling-2x2 suspended- with revealed edge tile, drywall or painted Lighting-Led with dimmers Flooring-premium 10lb. pad with carpet and or luxury vinyl planking Painting Remove job related debris STEP 4: Based on the information provided, please review your space that you intend to remodel and calculate the cost to see if this falls within your budget range. STEP 5: Booking an appointment. We are charging an initial estimate fee of $125.00. This is due to the increase in operating expenses due to Covid-19. You will receive valuable information during our meeting. We will discuss our materials, false myths of wall insulation, how to control moisture. I will disclose information and techniques of what we do is more than an opinion. It’s all documented for you. When you book your appointment, you will notice that we have a two step process for defining an estimate and a proposal. We offer a design and comprehensive cost to build after your first initial estimate. Our intent is to help families during this time and also maintain quality, communication and integrity. Please book online at You will be able to select a day and time that works best for you. I will be notified automatically and confirm your appointment. You will be meeting with a hands on builder, designer and the individual who built the company- Dave Panzera. Not a salesman. Thank you once again for considering Basement Builders for your project. Dave Panzera President Basement Builders of NY Inc. 585-424-6470 A rough estimate range will be included on site.

$125 · 1 hour

Phone meeting- Informative or Zoom/Facetime video

Many homeowners are considering adding spaces for either schooling and or adding additional living space. I am always more than willing to discuss logistics of a project over the phone and or FaceTime.

Free · 45 minutes

Costs to Remodel A Basement "Information"

We like to be fully transparent and give you some examples of accurate costs to remodel a basement to be able to compare your project to one that we have already completed. These are actual projects costs in 2020-2021 with a list of some of the details, products included. Many of our products and or construction methods are not mentioned for privacy reasons for our clients and Basement Builders being a leader in this unique Niche business. You will see that as square footage increases, the cost per square foot decreases. Only accurate designing and configuring your basement to meet your needs and budget can be established with an accurate design and a thorough assessment. Basement Remodel A: 930 sq.ft of finished area with a painted ceiling, 4 glass block windows installed with a vinyl plank floor. No egress window. All finishes of doors, molding to match the existing home. Cost $30,727.00 ($33.00/sq.ft) Basement Remodel B: A 500 sq.ft basement with a painted ceiling, egress window and carpeting. All finishes of doors, molding to match the existing home.<br /><br />Cost $ 27,000.00 ($54.00/sq.ft) Basement Remodel C: 800 sq.ft of finished area. Including an egress window, finished suspended ceiling, combination of carpeting and vinyl plank flooring. A full bathroom including a shower, shower door, vanity, toilet and all accessories. This bathroom needed an ejector pump installed in the floor to discharge water up and out to the existing drain lines. All finishes of doors, molding to match the existing home. Cost $50,000 ($62.50/sq.ft)

Free · 10 minutes

Preliminary Design and Cost to Build

Dimensions and photos to be taken of the existing space. A floor plan will be generated along with a cost to build with allowances for any customized built in, bar, etc. Approximately 1-2 hours at the house and 4 -6 hours of office time for job costing

Starting at $750 · 2 hours


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